Religion

Even the Smallest of Affairs

Even the Smallest of Affairs

on August 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. —Colossians 3:23 One of England’s most admired heroes, General Charles Gordon (1833-1885), was a devout Christian. Unconcerned about status and wealth, he was passionately ambitious to do God’s will. Gordon desired to serve the Lord faithfully, whether it was a big responsibility or a small, unnoticed […]

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Attics Are For Mice

Attics Are For Mice

on August 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord. —Psalm 145:21 I read about a young man who flunked out of the University of Michigan. In shame, he decided to disappear. For the next 4 years he hid in the unused attic of a nearby church. Taking great pains to conceal himself, he quietly prowled around only at night, living […]

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Yielding Good Things

Yielding Good Things

on August 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I like to read; Sally and I are not much into buying books, but we still have an extensive library. Most of what we own would put some to sleep as I spent years acquiring a engineering and graduate degrees. All of that, of course, occurred long before Google and, amazingly enough, Amazon.com. But I don’t like it when publishers refer to […]

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Giants in the Land

Giants in the Land

on August 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it. Numbers 13:30 After being encamped near Mt. Sinai for two years, the people of Israel were on the verge of entering Canaan—the land God had promised them. God told them to send twelve spies to assess the land and the people living there. When the spies […]

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Are You Still Looking For Proof?

Are You Still Looking For Proof?

on August 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. —Hebrews 11:6 A friend and I were talking about God and life after death. “There is one thing I wish,” he said. “I wish I had proof that there is a God.” In Hebrews 11:6 we read, “He […]

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That Thing You Do

That Thing You Do

on August 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors. 2 Chronicles 13:18 As the convoy waited to roll out, a young marine rapped urgently on the window of his team leader’s vehicle. Irritated, the sergeant rolled down his window. “What?” “You gotta do that thing,” the marine said. “What thing?” asked the […]

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Courage To Stand Alone

Courage To Stand Alone

on August 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. —Daniel 5:11 It was a morally dark night in Babylon—darker than your workplace, school, or community. King Belshazzar had willfully blasphemed God by desecrating the sacred goblets looted from the temple in Jerusalem. Now Babylon and Belshazzar were about to face God’s judgment. Yet […]

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Wisdom For Witnessing

Wisdom For Witnessing

on August 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” John 4:9 We can learn a lot about effective witnessing by examining our Lord’s encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:5-26). He broke all social protocol by talking to this Samaritan woman. And asking her […]

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‘Here I Come’

‘Here I Come’

on August 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. —Psalm 23:4 When I was about 10 years old, I climbed a big pine tree in our yard. Grabbing the topmost branch, I pulled myself up to gain the highest vantage point possible. Suddenly the tip of the old pine snapped and I […]

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Your Father Knows

Your Father Knows

on August 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:8 I was only four years old as I lay by my father on a floor mat on a hot summer night. (My mother, with a baby, had her own room at the time.) This was in northern Ghana where the climate is mostly dry. Sweat covered my body, […]

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The Benefits of a Classical Education

The Benefits of a Classical Education

on August 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Written by  Father James Thornton Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the mid-1960s, America has been deluged with seemingly endless stories of the failure of its educational system. Testing reveals that there exists a significant percentage of high-school graduates who cannot identify the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled map of the world, who do not […]

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Church Security and ISIS

on August 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, Religion

Attached is a document everyone who attends church, or knows someone who does, should read and share, especially with pastors and church staff. The name of this 5-page document (it’s a quick read) is “Christian Churches Must Prepare for Battle with ISIS, or Close Their Doors”. (Of course, as long as churches wage the spiritual battle of bringing the lost […]

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I believe in God

I believe in God

on August 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I believe in God. You Remember, the One in the Bible.   I know that in making that statement I am condemning myself to a world that views what I just pronounced as the most counter-cultural statement a person could ever utter today.   I have always wondered why the so called western world, has increasingly grown hostile to the […]

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once upon a schoolhouse

once upon a schoolhouse

on August 12, 2018, 4:22 PM / in People, Religion

If only the example set forth by both Joey and Rory Feek could be THE example set forth for all Americans to follow and replicate.  We wouldn’t have the stories like those out of South and West Chicago – or any of the other GONE WILD children.  What is the BASE of the Feek story?  The BIBLE – God’s Word. […]

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Self-Pity Or Rejoicing?

Self-Pity Or Rejoicing?

on August 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! —Philippians 4:4 Temperament seems to be something that each of us is born with. Some of us have upbeat dispositions, while others play the music of life in a minor key. Yet how we respond to life’s trials also affects our overall disposition. For example, Fanny Crosby lost her sight […]

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Secrets

Secrets

on August 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever. —Deuteronomy 29:29 After reading a short passage of Scripture, a preacher took off his glasses, slammed his Bible shut, and said, “This morning I intend to explain the unexplainable, find out the undefinable, ponder over the imponderable, […]

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Jimmy

on August 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People, Religion

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?” The surgeon said, “I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.” Sally said, “Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t […]

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Who Will Tell Them?

Who Will Tell Them?

on August 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Our Savior . . . has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:10 World War II had ended. Peace had been declared. But young Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese Imperial Army, stationed on an island in the Philippines, didn’t know the war had ended. Attempts were made to track him down. […]

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God is a Way-maker

God is a Way-maker

on August 7, 2018, 7:34 AM / in Religion

Just got this from my daughter and thought I need to share it with the WGEN list. Think of how none of us could breathe, blink, or keep our heart beating without the direction from God the Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ.  All those machine we use to help in those acts are how the false *gods* (lower case […]

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Who Are You Defending?

Who Are You Defending?

on August 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

At just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6 When Kathleen’s teacher called her to the front of the grammar class to analyze a sentence, she panicked. As a recent transfer student, she hadn’t learned that aspect of grammar. The class laughed at her. Instantly the teacher sprang to her defense. “She […]

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