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Well-Known

Well-Known

on February 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Lord knows those who are His. —2 Timothy 2:19 Arctic sea birds called guillemots live on rocky coastal cliffs, where thousands of them come together in small areas. Because of the crowded conditions, the females lay their eggs side by side in a long row. It’s incredible that a mother bird can identify the eggs that belong to her. […]

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Now I am Not Dead, yet!

Now I am Not Dead, yet!

on February 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If you’ve ever been asked to say a few words at a memorial service, you know how difficult it can be. Cyrus M. Copeland, compiler of two books of tributes to famous people, said: “A great eulogy is both art and architecture—a bridge between the living and the dead, memory and eternity.” The Bible contains little that corresponds to our […]

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Anger Management

Anger Management

on February 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure? —James 4:1 In James 4, the writer swung his axe at the root of one of our deepest problems: a smothering absorption with our own desires—getting our own way and having our own needs met. When that passion is frustrated, it can […]

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Running, Resilience and a ‘Robot Leg’

Running, Resilience and a ‘Robot Leg’

on February 24, 2019, 6:37 AM / in People, Religion

One boy’s journey back from cancer by Grace Korzekwa Mack is a boy in motion. He runs and jumps and tumbles as much as any 9-year-old. Mack is also a cancer survivor and amputee, but that becomes an afterthought in his day-to-day. He employs his “robot leg,” as his brother and sisters call it, to play in a community basketball league, […]

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Sing Of Your Love

Sing Of Your Love

on February 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever. —Psalm 89:1 I was driving to work and listening to a local Christian radio station. Amid the usual morning banter came the song “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever.” I have no idea what came over me. As soon as this uplifting praise song began, I felt tears running […]

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What God Says About Homosexuality

on February 23, 2019, 8:34 AM / in Religion

If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act. –Leviticus 20:13 From First Baptist, Dallas, Texas What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Leviticus 18:22 says, “[Men] shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 20:13 says, “If there […]

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The Ethics Of Good News

The Ethics Of Good News

on February 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. —2 Kings 7:9 If a scientist discovered the cure for cancer, we would expect the discovery to be shared with the world. Basic ethics requires that good news not be kept secret. When the king of Syria laid siege to the city of […]

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A Reason For Optimism

A Reason For Optimism

on February 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

A merry heart does good, like medicine. —Proverbs 17:22 The Bible isn’t a psychology textbook, but it gives us the wisest counsel for experiencing happiness here and now. Proverbs 17:22, for example, assures us that “a merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” That simple statement was recently corroborated by the extensive research of […]

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News Bulletin

News Bulletin

on February 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. —Deuteronomy 7:10 The news bulletin commanded attention. Several inmates had escaped from a penitentiary. They were armed and considered extremely dangerous. A police spokesman stressed to the community the importance of caution. He said, “These men are desperate. They have nothing to lose. They have killed and could […]

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Did You Thank God Today?

Did You Thank God Today?

on February 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving . . . . Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. —Psalm 100:4 On my way to work one day I saw a bumper sticker that read: “Did you thank a green plant today?” Plants are essential to the balance of nature. They release oxygen into the air. They’re also a source of […]

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The Salt and The Light: Truth Is Not Up For Negotiation

on February 19, 2019, 9:56 AM / in Religion

“Right now, many believers and once-great institutions are willing to trade what God called them to be — light, to an increasingly dark culture — for a tempting, but false, promise of acceptance by the popular culture. When we compromise and surrender our core values, we surrender our light and with it our ability to guide not just ourselves but […]

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“Just Checking In Today”

“Just Checking In Today”

on February 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I must thank Jackie Juntti for sending this at the most opportune time. Special thanks to Brian for sending it to her. Good Day and God Bless! A Minister passing through his church in the middle of the day, Decided to pause by the altar To see who came to pray. Just then the back door opened, And a man […]

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Hearing And Doing

Hearing And Doing

on February 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. —James 1:22 I read about a man in New York City who died at the age of 63 without ever having had a job. He spent his entire adult life in college. He had acquired so many academic degrees that they looked like the alphabet behind his name. Why […]

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“Godhelp”

“Godhelp”

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

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. —Psalm 32:1 A man arrested for the murder of a 12-year-old girl was also suspected of other killings. When police searched his computer, they found a file labeled “My Sins,” but it couldn’t be opened because it was protected with a password. A computer expert went to work using […]

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Temporary Tears

Temporary Tears

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

May the God of all grace, . . . after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. —1 Peter 5:10 Author George MacDonald wrote, “God has come to wipe away our tears. He is doing it; He will have it done as soon as He can; and until He can He would have them flow without […]

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God’s Quiet-time Prayer

God’s Quiet-time Prayer

on February 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Announcements, Religion

There is nothing better than older people praying for you. Of course, excuse me, we’re not getting older,  we are just getting closer to home. I would like for you to do something for me. It is very simple, maybe not easy, but simple. The instructions are to pick four people You want God to bless. I decided to picked […]

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All Year Long

All Year Long

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

[The Lord said], “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: . . . Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?” —Isaiah 58:6-7 During Lent (the 40 days prior to Easter) many Christians follow the practice of giving up something and taking the time to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself for us. One group of […]

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Let your Light Shine

Let your Light Shine

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 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 boy, I enjoyed singing hymns in church, but the ones I most enjoyed brought to me an image of shipwrecks and the dangers at sea. These songs illustrated a spiritual responsibility. Images came to me of the […]

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Moral Wall; Border/Shutdown; Born-Alive Infant Protection; Presidential Invitation

on February 14, 2019, 6:18 AM / in Religion

Dr. Wayne Grudem, presently Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, has taught biblical ethics for 41 years. A graduate of Harvard (BA), Westminster Seminary (MDiv), and Cambridge (PhD), he has authored more than 15 books. These are excerpts from his article, “Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good Action“: The Bible itself repeatedly views […]

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Compatible…..I think not!

Compatible…..I think not!

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion, State News

From ACT Memphis The United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights is based firmly on the bedrock premise that all people are equal under the law. And thus should receive equal treatment under the law. This is the basis of all judicial process in the United States. Numerous Muslim Imams have declared repeatedly that Islamic law (Sharia) is totally compatible […]

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