Religion

Search And Rescue

Search And Rescue

on June 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. —Luke 19:10 Almost every week we see news about a search-and-rescue mission. It may involve a child who wandered away from a family picnic and is lost, or a hiker stranded on a mountain, or people trapped in the rubble following an earthquake. In every […]

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strong foundations

strong foundations

on June 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory  /  this life I live H/T to Jackie Some opportunities in life are just too good to be true… and some, you can’t help but keep pinching yourself at how very lucky you are to be a small part of them. No, unfortunately I didn’t actually get to meet Forrest Gump, but I did get to be on his movie […]

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Paul’s Heart

Paul’s Heart

on June 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

With all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. —Philippians 1:20 According to a long-held Christian tradition, the apostle Paul was beheaded and buried in Rome around ad 67. In 2009, scientists conducted carbon dating tests on what many believe to be his remains. While these tests on […]

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Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

on June 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

(JosephSciambra) — When I was a conflicted and scared boy growing up within the confusing confines of the post-Conciliar Church of the 1970s, I needed someone, anyone, to teach me and to tell me that Jesus wanted to be more than just my friend, that He wanted to be my Savior – that He wanted to save me from myself. […]

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Leaving the Past Behind

Leaving the Past Behind

on June 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.2 Corinthians 5:17 (nlt) Chris Baker is a tattoo artist who transforms symbols of pain and enslavement into works of art. Many of his clients are former gang members and victims of human trafficking who have been marked with identifying names, symbols, or codes. Chris transforms these into beautiful art by tattooing […]

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Really Thirsty

Really Thirsty

on June 27, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. —Psalm 42:1 Have you ever been really thirsty? Years ago, I visited my sister Kathy in Mali, West Africa. During an afternoon of seeing the sights, the temperature had risen far above 100ºF. Parched, I told her, “Hey, I need something to drink.” When […]

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Guilty Of Plenty

Guilty Of Plenty

on June 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant. —1 Timothy 1:14 A man was filling out a job application when he came to the question “Have you ever been arrested?” He wrote, “No.” The next question, intended for people who had answered “Yes” to the previous question, was “Why?” The applicant answered it anyway: “I never got caught.” He evidently […]

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The Road of Life

The Road of Life

on June 25, 2018, 7:24 AM / in People, Religion

At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn’t know Him. But later on when I met […]

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The Right People

The Right People

on June 25, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. —1 Corinthians 12:18 The film Miracle tells the true story of the 1980 US Olympic ice hockey team as it marches to an improbable gold medal. At the outset of the story, coach Herb Brooks is shown selecting the players for his team. When […]

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Why ‘Returning’ to ‘Christianity’ Isn’t Stupid

Why ‘Returning’ to ‘Christianity’ Isn’t Stupid

on June 23, 2018, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By David Fowler  |   FACT Today’s conservative-thinking adherents of the Enlightenment’s emphasis on human autonomy and the sufficiency of human wisdom are trying to figure out how to reverse what they perceive to be America’s slow march toward death, at least as the nation we have known. I’ve suggested that we give up Enlightenment thinking and return to a belief […]

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Briers And Buttercups

Briers And Buttercups

on June 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God. —Acts 14:22 The buttercups in our backyard were unusually bright and beautiful due to the generous amount of spring rain God sent our way. I wanted to take some pictures of them before they faded, but I had trouble getting close enough because they were growing in a very soggy […]

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Facing Our Fears

Facing Our Fears

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

The Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” — Judges 6:12 A mother asked her 5-year-old son to go to the pantry to get her a can of tomato soup. But he refused and protested, “It’s dark in there.” Mom assured Johnny, “It’s okay. Don’t be afraid. […]

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3 faith headlines

3 faith headlines

on June 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

By W. Scott Lamb  /   Washington Times 1| Christians should be praying for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin regularly. Looking to raise money for Planned Parenthood, “Musicians Attack Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin With Tune ‘Crotch Crucifix’“ |Breitbart A coalition of more than 40 musicians is promoting a digital compilation of songs titled “We Have a Bevin Problem” to protest Kentucky Gov. Matt […]

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Learning to Love

Learning to Love

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

Follow the way of love.1 Corinthians 14:1 Love does more than make “the world go round,” as an old song says. It also makes us immensely vulnerable. From time to time, we may say to ourselves: “Why love when others do not show appreciation?” or “Why love and open myself up to hurt?” But the apostle Paul gives a clear […]

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A Pastor’s Perspective, A Change In Seasons

A Pastor’s Perspective, A Change In Seasons

on June 21, 2018, 5:27 AM / in Religion

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch  |   Desoto County  Newsroom A Change In Seasons One of the downsides to living in the Mid South is it’s absent minded way of excluding certain seasons. Did you notice we didn’t get a Spring this year? At the speed of light, it went from Winter to Summer, without so much as a cool breeze […]

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Georgian Orthodox Church Trolls the LGBTI Brigade

Georgian Orthodox Church Trolls the LGBTI Brigade

on June 19, 2018, 7:44 AM / in International News, Religion

by Adi   |    Faith & Heritage On the 17th of May, degenerates around the world celebrated IDAHOTB, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The date was specifically chosen “to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.” It is ultimately a day about bashing, marginalizing, and humiliating all us “prejudiced bigots” who want […]

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Abba, Father

Abba, Father

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

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Psalm 68:5 The scene belonged on a funny Father’s Day card. As a dad muscled a lawn mower ahead of him with one hand, he expertly towed a child’s wagon behind him with the other. In the wagon sat his three-year-old daughter, delighted at the […]

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Defeat or Victory?

Defeat or Victory?

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

Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 Each year on June 18 the great Battle of Waterloo is recalled in what is now Belgium. On that day in 1815, Napoleon’s French army was defeated by a multinational force commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Since then, […]

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Marathon Reading

Marathon Reading

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

They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. Nehemiah 8:8 When the sun came up on the first day of the seventh month in 444 bc, Ezra started reading the law of Moses (what we know as the first five books of […]

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Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things

Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things

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

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 Ray Bethell is a world champion kite flyer. He can make multiple kites twist and turn in such precision that they behave as if they are one. As I watched an amazing video of Ray and his three synchronized kites, I recalled a poem […]

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