Religion

Active Worship

Active Worship

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. — Psalm 100:4  In his book Folk Psalms of Faith, Pastor Ray Stedman says he wishes that all church goers could stand in the pulpit on a Sunday morning and watch the faces in the congregation during the sermon. Although most people seem to give the minister their […]

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Baby girl buried alive in India and sex trafficking in Dallas: The power (and hope) of ideas

Baby girl buried alive in India and sex trafficking in Dallas: The power (and hope) of ideas

on October 16, 2019, 7:51 AM / in International News, Religion

A four-day-old baby girl was rescued recently after she was found buried alive in a cemetery in India. An investigation has been launched to find her parents, who could be charged with attempted murder and child abandonment. Such gender discrimination is pervasive in India, where millions of girls are unwanted and face rejection in their communities. According to the Invisible […]

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Just The Right Amount

Just The Right Amount

on October 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Give us this day our daily bread.- Matthew 6:11  A woman who prepared meals for hungry farm workers during the harvest season would watch them consume every bit of food on the table. Then she’d say, “Good. I fixed just the right amount.” Many of us struggle to feel that way about the resources entrusted to us. At the end […]

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William Barr’s statement at Notre Dame: My perspective and God’s call to courage

William Barr’s statement at Notre Dame: My perspective and God’s call to courage

on October 15, 2019, 7:16 AM / in Religion

Attorney General William Barr is making headlines for a speech he delivered at Notre Dame University’s law school last Friday. Barr, a devout Catholic, told faculty and students that “the problem is not that religion is being forced on others, the problem is that irreligion is being forced—secular values are being forced on people of faith.” Barr adds: “Among the militant […]

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

on October 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Take heed to yourself, . . . lest you forget the things your eyes have seen . . . . And teach them to your children. —Deuteronomy 4:9 David Isay, a radio producer, says that in a culture inundated with the stories of celebrities, we need to hear the recorded voices of ordinary people, because their lives and contributions are […]

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Prayer Request

on October 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

This is a follow-up to a prayer request I sent out the other day, which you may not have gotten (my apologies), but I’m now sharing with a wider audience. The concept that prayers can be felt by the one for whom they are being lifted up is a beautiful mystery that only Christians can even begin to comprehend.  I […]

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Deuteronomy 28

on October 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

In the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy, in the first 14 verses are 25 or more blessings the nation would experience if they would obey His voice. But the 15th verse says, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes […]

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Wholeness Of Life

Wholeness Of Life

on October 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Son, your sins are forgiven you. . . . Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. — Mark 2:5,11 A social worker told her colleagues about a young boy in an urban ghetto who appeared to be little more than a bit of twisted human flesh. He had been struck by a car several months before and […]

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Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

on October 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News, Religion

By Pete Baklinski (LifeSiteNews) — Princeton professor and Catholic heavyweight Robert P. George said he has solved the puzzle of why Jesuit priest and Vatican adviser James Martin speaks positively about homosexual partnerships while insisting to his critics that he does not reject any teachings of the Catholic Church. George, in a recent article in The Public Discourse, related how he himself was once […]

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THE POEM

THE POEM

on October 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do. I had to hurry and get to work For bills would soon be due. So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,  And jumped up off my knees. My Christian duty was now done My soul could rest at ease….. All day long I had no […]

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Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

on October 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. —Matthew 16:24 Read: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Perhaps the most effective advertisement ever written appeared in a London newspaper early in the 20th century: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return […]

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Criticism of President Trump’s Syria decision escalates: How should Christians relate to him?

Criticism of President Trump’s Syria decision escalates: How should Christians relate to him?

on October 11, 2019, 8:27 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Turkey is continuing its offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria this morning. The BBC reports that at least eleven civilians have died while tens of thousands have fled their homes. The offensive began two days ago after President Trump moved American troops out of the area. When the president announced that he was withdrawing our forces from this region, reaction was swift […]

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The Task Of A Father

The Task Of A Father

on October 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.  —Ephesians 6:4 What admirable quality is common to marmosets, siamangs, sea horses, and jacanas? Here are your clues. Marmosets are squirrel-size monkeys. Siamangs are members of the ape family. Sea horses aren’t really horses. And jacanas are robin-size wading birds, […]

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A Seeking God Lifestyle; Syria; Values Voter Summit; Daleiden & Merritt

A Seeking God Lifestyle; Syria; Values Voter Summit; Daleiden & Merritt

on October 10, 2019, 6:14 AM / in Religion

Since 2002, the New York-based Christian Union has urged Christian students and young professionals to unite in seeking God. In 2014, they launched the semi-annual “40 Days of Prayer and Fasting.” Christian Union Day and Night‘s leaders promote non-stop prayer and special “moves” to advance spiritual transformation in America. These excerpts are from their “Seven Principles of a Seeking-God Lifestyle“: […]

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In-N-Out Burger owner uses her company to glorify God

In-N-Out Burger owner uses her company to glorify God

on October 9, 2019, 6:10 AM / in Religion

In-N-Out Burger, founded in 1948, is one of America’s most iconic brands. Buns are still baked with slow-rising dough each morning; the hamburgers are never frozen; heat lamps, microwaves, and freezers are banned from the premises. The recipes for its burgers and fries have remained essentially the same for seven decades. An In-N-Out store outsells a typical McDonald’s nearly twice over. […]

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Coping With Fear

Coping With Fear

on October 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

As for me, I trust in You, O Lord.  – Psalm 31:14 Many people are afraid of flying, me included. The thought of being airborne fills me with a great deal of anxiety. It seemed unnatural and beyond my control. For that reason the American Phobic Society recommends these techniques for coping with the fear of commercial flying: Avoid sugar and […]

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7 ‘tragic’ myths about sexual abuse: JD Greear at ERLC Caring Well Conference

7 ‘tragic’ myths about sexual abuse: JD Greear at ERLC Caring Well Conference

on October 8, 2019, 8:33 AM / in Religion

By Leah MarieAnn Klett  | christianpost.com As part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Caring Well Conference, J.D. Greear identified seven myths many churches have when it comes to sexual abuse and shared why such misconceptions are damaging to victims of abuse. “We have to learn from our past, and we have to change our future,” the president of the Southern Baptist […]

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God and Las Vegas

God and Las Vegas

on October 8, 2019, 6:10 AM / in Religion

By Donald Sensing  |  Sense of Events Out of the whirlwind: Some people have been asking how, in a world they say is governed wholly by me, Stephen Paddock was able to shoot hundreds of people this week, killing dozens. They seem to think I was AWOL. Some accused me of actual dereliction of duty, saying that yes, I was present, […]

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Methodist bishop thinks Jesus was a bigot — & several other items

on October 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News, People, Religion

This is just a tiny few of the many articles related to WHY the downward spiral of this nation is taking place.  I have been watching this fall for a good part of my almost 78 years of life.  One of the most blatant in my memories was when the Washington State legislature allowed a iman to speak (or should […]

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Come To Me

Come To Me

on October 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger. —John 6:35 When Jesus lived on this earth, He invited people to come to Him, and He still does today (John 6:35). But what do He and His Father in heaven have that we need? Salvation. Jesus is the only way to have forgiveness of sin […]

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