Religion

Heaven’s Asphalt

Heaven’s Asphalt

on June 11, 2013, 4:36 AM / in Religion

The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. – Revelation 21:21 The story is told about a miner who struck gold and carried his bag of nuggets with him everywhere. One day he died and went to heaven, still carrying his precious nuggets. When he arrived, an angel asked him why he was carrying asphalt. “This isn’t […]

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Eyewitness

Eyewitness

on June 10, 2013, 4:34 AM / in Religion

That which we have seen and heard we declare to you. – 1 John 1:3 “You don’t want to interview me for your television program,” the man told me. “You need someone who is young and photogenic, and I’m neither.” I replied that we indeed wanted him because he had known C. S. Lewis, the noted author and the subject […]

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Touching Bottom

Touching Bottom

on May 29, 2013, 7:43 AM / in Religion

Jesus . . . has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. —2 Timothy 1:10 Read: Revelation 1:10-18 Crowds gathered each week to hear the soul-stirring sermons of Joseph Parker, the famous pastor of London’s City Temple in the late 19th century. Then a crisis hit him hard. His wife died after an agonizing illness. […]

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Change the Word?

on May 24, 2013, 10:50 AM / in Religion

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable.  – 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible, God’s written Word, changes lives. Its message of salvation makes the most profound change, of course, but Scripture can also change the way we treat others. It can provide a firm foundation for society with its clear teachings on institutions such as marriage, […]

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Duff Stuff

Duff Stuff

on May 17, 2013, 4:11 AM / in Religion

 You are . . . mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men. — Jeremiah 32:19   When something big happens—a blessing or a tragedy—we recognize it immediately and respond with praise or pleadings to God. When we find a long-sought-after job, hear of a loved one coming to Christ, or get […]

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Our Very Best

on May 16, 2013, 4:08 AM / in Religion

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was a lonely and unhappy child, with no siblings or friends. One day he was investigating the backyard of his home and discovered a hole in the fence surrounding the yard. Suddenly a small […]

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A Noble Request

A Noble Request

on May 15, 2013, 4:04 AM / in Religion

So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” — Acts 9:6 As a seminary student I was often impressed by stories of Christians who made a great impact for God. So I asked the Lord to give me the same spiritual insight and power they had. On the surface that looks like a noble […]

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Our Changing World

Our Changing World

on May 14, 2013, 6:04 AM / in Religion

I am the Lord, I do not change. —Malachi 3:6 Read: Psalm 102:25-27 Change is one thing we can be sure of in this life. Our relationships change as we move to new places, experience illness, and ultimately face death. Even the cells in our bodies are always in the process of change. When cells wear out, most are replaced […]

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God and Dog

God and Dog

on May 12, 2013, 9:48 AM / in People, Religion

Dale Morton posted this on facebook on August 8th, 2010 and I viewed it and smiled. I remembered that Meadows (the cat) was curled up in my lap and Oliver in his recliner, both waiting for their walk. As I remember Dale, I remember this.

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Roughed Up to Grow Up

Roughed Up to Grow Up

on May 12, 2013, 7:53 AM / in Religion

Do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction. – Proverbs 3:11 Read: Hebrews 12:1-11 Many Christians have to be lovingly roughed up before they will grow up. Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets them experience hard knocks so they’ll become mature believers. The need for “bad weather” to […]

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Say The Word

Say The Word

on May 3, 2013, 5:45 AM / in Religion

They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt. — Psalm 14:3 People seldom use the word sin anymore. When we do something wrong, we say we showed “inappropriate behavior” or made a “tactical error” or “mistake.” We may even say, “I have done a bad thing.” It seems as if people have come to believe in their own […]

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National Day of Prayer

on May 3, 2013, 4:27 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Another National Day of Prayer has come and gone, and left me wondering, as I have many times, why we have set aside one day of prayer for our country, out of the entire year. Many very important things we have assigned a day to remember, certainly no harm in that. We have even devoted certain weeks to mark things, […]

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The Power of Our Limits

on April 28, 2013, 4:56 AM / in Religion

Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.  Exodus 4:12 Moses, on the occasion of his call by God, made excuses. “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue” (Exodus 4:10). The […]

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A Stand For Prayer

A Stand For Prayer

on April 23, 2013, 8:03 AM / in Religion

by Irene Whiteside In Jesus Name, I pray that as the votes begin in Washington, DC regarding issues that remain unconstitutional you will move mightily in the hearts and minds of the men and women who hold in their hands such an important decision that will impact all our lives. Please, Father, refresh the minds of all those who have been sequestered […]

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Let It Shine

Let It Shine

on April 22, 2013, 5:23 AM / in Religion

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16 As a young boy, I enjoyed singing hymns in church like “Throw Out the Lifeline” and “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” which used images of shipwreck and danger at sea to illustrate our spiritual responsibility to others. […]

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I’ve Been Used

I’ve Been Used

on April 21, 2013, 4:15 AM / in Religion

OK, just to let you know, this is a praise, not a complaint…I’m going to do a little bragging, but certainly not about me, because that’s not who this is about. I was used by the Holy Spirit to lead someone to Jesus Christ earlier this evening. This is something I have done with shameful infrequency, but the few times […]

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Christian Indifference to Christian Suffering

Christian Indifference to Christian Suffering

on April 12, 2013, 5:57 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Michael Finch Christians are being persecuted all over the world.  Churches are being burned and destroyed, girls are being raped and ancient Christian communities reaching back 2,000 years are being obliterated.  And the world yawns.  Most shockingly, many Christians in the West, worse than yawning, look away and in some cases embrace the perpetrators and blame our allies. This […]

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Detroit archbishop: supporters of same-sex ‘marriage’ should not receive Communion

Detroit archbishop: supporters of same-sex ‘marriage’ should not receive Communion

on April 10, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News, Religion

by Kirsten Andersen (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Sunday told the Detroit Free Press that Catholic supporters of same-sex ‘marriage’ should not present themselves to receive Communion. “For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: ‘I believe the church offers […]

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Consider Him who endured such hostility

Consider Him who endured such hostility

on April 7, 2013, 6:53 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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Yes, Let’s Keep Government Out of Marriage

on April 1, 2013, 7:20 AM / in National News, News, Religion

By: Erick Erickson Last week , we spent a lot of time focusing on politics from a faith perspective because it was Holy Week.  Throughout the week, many people who support gay marriage lambasted me and others that Christians were just trying to use government to legislate marriage or morality. But I agree that we should keep the government out […]

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