Religion

Something we Americans can be proud of. Faith-based nonprofit charities provided 80% of the disaster relief in the recent hurricanes. FEMA, 20%

on September 13, 2017, 7:14 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Thomas Madison  /  Powder Whig Society I remember George Bush the Younger’s novel idea of shifting welfare funding to faith-based charities. What a marvelous idea, I thought. It didn’t happen then due to special interest and bureaucratic interference, but it has happened, not exactly as envisioned by W, but possibly even better. During recent hurricane disasters, faith-based charities, specifically […]

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Walking In His Dust

Walking In His Dust

on September 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[Jesus] called them, and they left their father . . . and went after Him. —Mark 1:20  In the first century, a Jewish man who wanted to become a disciple of a rabbi (teacher) was expected to leave family and job to join his rabbi. They would live together 24 hours a day—walking from place to place, teaching and learning, […]

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Get To Know Jesus

Get To Know Jesus

on September 12, 2017, 5:35 AM / in Religion

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18 In his book The Call, Os Guinness tells a story about Arthur Burns, chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board during the 1970s. Burns, who was Jewish, became part of a Bible study held at the White House at that time. One day, […]

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Sing To The Lord

Sing To The Lord

on September 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. – Psalm 30:5 It’s as though a sinister stranger comes knocking on your door. You must let him in, for he knocks insistently and will not go away. He is sorrow personified. You believe no one sees your tears and you feel all alone—but God sees them and […]

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Listen to God

Listen to God

on September 11, 2017, 5:52 AM / in Religion

The man whispered “God, speak to me” And a meadowlark sang But the man did not hear.   So the man yelled “God speak to me!” And the thunder rolled across the sky But the man did not listen The man looked around and said “God let me see you” And a star shone brightly But the man did not […]

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One Day at a Time, Lord.

on September 10, 2017, 3:35 PM / in People, Religion

With all that is going on around this world – more specifically all the *disasters* here in America – The entire Western parts of America being on fire – The Hurricanes, Flooding, Tornado’s, and the swarms of Earthquakes in S.E. Idaho. As I was listening to my Sunday morning preachers one of them told a story about a man whistling […]

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For Example

For Example

on September 10, 2017, 6:12 AM / in Religion

Shepherd the flock of God . . . [by] being examples to the flock. —1 Peter 5:2-3  Read: 1 Thessalonians 1 A mother cheetah brought a live gazelle fawn to her 5-month-old cubs and released it. After the cubs made several unsuccessful attacks, the mama cheetah intervened and showed them how to “catch dinner.” I observed a similar technique used […]

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

on September 8, 2017, 5:53 AM / in People, Religion

To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend. —Job 6:14  Read: Luke 5:17-26 A college student named Kelly shattered her arm in the first volleyball game of the season. This meant she couldn’t work at her part-time job. Then her car stopped running. To top it all off, the young man she had been dating stopped […]

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My Sin

My Sin

on September 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. —James 1:15  Read: Genesis 3:1-6 Eve explained the rules to the tempter. She and Adam could eat the fruit of any tree in the Garden of Eden, except for the special one in the middle. Just touching it, she said, would bring […]

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A Good Husband

A Good Husband

on September 6, 2017, 6:19 AM / in Religion

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church. – Ephesians 5:25 Early in their marriage, the well- known preacher W. E. Sangster (1900-1960) told his wife, “I can’t be a good husband and a good minister. I am going to be a good minister.” Sangster was in demand as a preacher and lecturer and was often away […]

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Hard Labor

Hard Labor

on September 5, 2017, 6:11 AM / in Religion

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. – Colossians 3:23 Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-13 It’s one of life’s ironies that on Labor Day in the US and Canada, most of the workers get the day off. But that’s for good reason. What better way to reward a hard-working populace than to give the […]

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“I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER”

on September 4, 2017, 9:19 AM / in People, Religion

As I was paging thru my bible this morning I came across a small clipping that I had cut out and saved some time in the past. It held meaning to me for several reasons – first is memories of when my grandmother died in 1946.  I remember watching so many relatives, aunts and uncles, and others of the family […]

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Words Of Light

Words Of Light

on September 3, 2017, 6:22 AM / in Religion

I am the light of the world. – John 8:12 Jesus, an itinerant rabbi from the town of Nazareth, asserted that He was the light of the world. That was an incredible claim from a man in first-century Galilee, an obscure region in the Roman Empire. It could not boast of any impressive culture and had no famous philosophers, noted […]

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Check Your Blind Spots

Check Your Blind Spots

on September 2, 2017, 6:10 AM / in Religion

These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. – Deuteronomy 6:6  When I was in high school, I had a driving instructor who gave me some sound advice. “You think by looking in the rearview mirror you know what is on your left side, but your vision is limited,” he said. “Always look over your shoulder […]

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Got Thirst?

Got Thirst?

on September 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There is none upon earth that I desire besides You. – Psalm 73:25 Health experts tell us we should drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. It may reduce the risk of heart attack, give our skin a healthy glow, and help us lose weight. We should drink even more water during exercise or if we live in […]

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The Only One

The Only One

on August 31, 2017, 6:12 AM / in Religion

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers. —1 Peter 3:12 Read: Psalm 34 As a teacher with many years of experience in high school and college classrooms, I have observed many kinds of students. One in particular is what I call the “just me and the teacher” student. This pupil […]

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Sweet Company

Sweet Company

on August 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Spirit of truth . . . dwells with you and will be in you. – John 14:17  The elderly woman in the nursing home didn’t speak to anyone or request anything. It seemed she merely existed, rocking in her creaky old chair. She didn’t have many visitors, so one young nurse would often go into her room on her […]

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How Well Do You Take A Test?

How Well Do You Take A Test?

on August 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” (Prov 24:10) When I was teaching school and all through the years that I attended school I either gave tests or I took tests. We all did. We took these tests to see if we could pass to the next level. Those tests typically threw a lot of tough questions at us that […]

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Be Blameless

Be Blameless

on August 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By: Erick Erickson Those of us who are in politics and of faith need to work harder at being blameless. Look, we’re all sinners. The biggest difference between most of you guys and me is that my sins have more than once wound up in newspapers and on television. But we all fall short. I think too many of us […]

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Roughed Up To Grow Up

Roughed Up To Grow Up

on August 27, 2017, 6:00 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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