Religion

God’s Way

God’s Way

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

They were to carry on their shoulders the holy things, for which they were responsible. Numbers 7:9 We really needed to hear from God. Having been asked to foster two young children as an emergency measure just for 3 months, a decision had to be made about their future. With three older children of our own, becoming foster parents to […]

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The God Who Paints

The God Who Paints

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

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:2 Nezahualcoyotl (1402–1472) may have had a difficult name to pronounce, but his name is full of significance. It means “Hungry Coyote,” and this man’s writings show a spiritual hunger. As a poet and ruler in Mexico before the arrival of the Europeans, he wrote, “Truly the gods, which I […]

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Unconventional Tactics

Unconventional Tactics

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

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. 2 Chronicles 20:12 In 1980, a woman hopped on a subway during the Boston Marathon. No big deal, except for one small detail. She was supposed to be running the marathon! Later, witnesses saw her jump into the race less than a mile from the finish line. […]

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Bible is representative, not disrespectful

Bible is representative, not disrespectful

on April 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Special thanks to Kathryn Tennessee House Bill 615 declaring the Bible to be the official state book was sent to Gov. Bill Haslam, who vetoed it Friday. Progressive secularists are writing articles in magazines and newspapers bemoaning the entanglement of government and religion, the violation of the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution, and the inevitable onslaught of looming lawsuits. […]

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the best medicine

the best medicine

on April 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory / This Life I Live One morning a week I meet a few of my buddies on our neighbor Gabe’s porch for coffee. Gabe is Indy’s best-friend Scout’s daddy.  He’s also a close friend and has worked with Joey and I for years on all of our music videos, tv specials and film projects.  He was also the “old-school” host of […]

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Chameleon Crawl

Chameleon Crawl

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

Every day they continued to meet together. Acts 2:46 When we think of the chameleon, we probably think of its ability to change color according to its surroundings. But this lizard has another interesting characteristic. On several occasions I’ve watched a chameleon walk along a pathway and wondered how it ever reached its destination. Reluctantly, the chameleon stretches out one […]

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The Apple of His Eye

The Apple of His Eye

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

Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye. A friend’s baby was suffering seizures, so they sped to the hospital in an ambulance, her heart racing as she prayed for her daughter. Her fierce love for this child hit her afresh as she held her tiny fingers, recalling too how much more the Lord loves us and how we […]

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Great Sacrifice

Great Sacrifice

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

The Lord Jesus Christ . . . gave himself for our sins to rescue us. Galatians 1:3-4 W. T. Stead, an innovative English journalist at the turn of the 20th century, was known for writing about controversial social issues. Two of the articles he published addressed the danger of ships operating with an insufficient ratio of lifeboats to passengers. Ironically, […]

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This Is the Day

This Is the Day

on April 14, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Religion

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24 In 1940, Dr. Virginia Connally, age 27, braved opposition and criticism to become the first female physician in Abilene, Texas. A few months before her 100th birthday in 2012, the Texas Medical Association presented her with its Distinguished Service Award, Texas’ highest […]

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Heart Check

Heart Check

on April 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Luke 12:34 When commuting into Chicago on the train, I always followed the “unwritten codes of conduct”—such as, no conversations with people sitting next to you if you don’t know them. That was tough on a guy like me who has never met a stranger. I love talking to new people! […]

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Resisting the Trap

Resisting the Trap

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

Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.Genesis 4:7 A Venus flytrap can digest an insect in about 10 days. The process begins when an unsuspecting bug smells nectar on the leaves that form the trap. When the insect investigates, it crawls into the jaws of the plant. The leaves clamp […]

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Who Am I Working For?

Who Am I Working For?

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

“For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”Ecclesiastes 4:8 Henry worked 70 hours a week. He loved his job and brought home a sizeable paycheck to provide good things for his family. He always had plans to slow down but he never did. One evening he came home with great news—he had been […]

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Sweet Reminders

Sweet Reminders

on April 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.Proverbs 16:24 When the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922, it was filled with things ancient Egyptians thought were needed in the afterlife. Among items such as golden shrines, jewelry, clothing, furniture, and weapons was a pot filled with honey—still edible after 3,200 years! […]

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The Moral Foundations of Society

The Moral Foundations of Society

on April 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, Religion

By Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain Margaret Thatcher  was born in 1925 and went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Somerville College, Oxford, as well as a master of arts degree from the University of Oxford. For some years she worked as a research chemist and then as a barrister, specializing in tax law. Elected to […]

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Take Heart!

Take Heart!

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

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John 16:33 I like to watch birds at play, so years ago I built a small sanctuary in our backyard to attract them. For several months I enjoyed the sight of my feathered friends feeding and flitting about—until a Cooper’s Hawk made my bird refuge his […]

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In Transition

In Transition

on April 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We will be with the Lord forever.   1 Thessalonians 4:17 People post obituary notices on billboards and concrete block walls in Ghana regularly. Headlines such as Gone Too Soon, Celebration of Life,and What a Shock! announce the passing away of loved ones and the approaching funerals. One I read—In Transition—points to life beyond the grave. When a close relative or […]

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Consider Him who endured such hostility

Consider Him who endured such hostility

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

Consider Him who endured such hostility . . . , lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. – Hebrews 12:3 I was in my second year of widowhood and I was struggling. Morning after morning my prayer-life consisted of one daily sigh: “Lord, I shouldn’t be struggling like this!” “And why not?” His still, small voice asked me […]

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His Plans or Ours?

His Plans or Ours?

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

“Who am I, Lord God . . . that you have brought me this far?”1 Chronicles 17:16 When my husband was 18 years old, he started a car-cleaning business. He rented a garage, hired helpers, and created advertising brochures. The business prospered. His intention was to sell it and use the proceeds to pay for college, so he was thrilled […]

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The Hollywood Hills Cross

The Hollywood Hills Cross

on April 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Galatians 6:14 One of the most recognizable images in the US is the “HOLLYWOOD” sign in Southern California. People from all over the globe come to “Tinseltown” to gaze at cement footprints of stars and perhaps catch a glimpse of celebrities who might pass by. It’s hard […]

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Don’t Walk Away

Don’t Walk Away

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 In 1986, John Piper nearly quit as minister of a large church. At that time he admitted in his journal: “I am so discouraged. I am so blank. I feel like there are opponents on every hand.” But Piper didn’t walk away, and God used him to lead a thriving […]

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