Religion

In You Do I Take Refuge

In You Do I Take Refuge

on November 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. Psalm 7:1-17 1 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O Lord my […]

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Embarrassing Moments

Embarrassing Moments

on November 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” —John 8:11 The flashing lights of the police car drew my attention to a motorist who had been pulled over for a traffic violation. As the officer, ticket book in hand, walked back to his car, I could clearly see the embarrassed driver sitting helplessly behind […]

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Call For Prayer

Call For Prayer

on November 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

You all know my strong stand in PRAYER on things in this life.  I prayed for months for the EVIL that controls the Clinton Cartel to be exposed for all to see and Wiki leaks came forth. I prayed for Hillary to be soundly defeated and she was. Since the time Trump was the  candidate to oppose Clinton I have […]

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Sight…..

Sight…..

on November 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

This is the anniversary of sorts for Sally. Seven years ago she went into what some will call a simple surgical technique called LASIK surgery on her eyes. She had wanted to do this for some time but has never had the opportunity till then. I, as always, showed myself to be the pillar of strength and stood with her, all the while […]

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Disaster Diaries

Disaster Diaries

on November 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22-23 Yves Congar was just 10 years old when World War I began and the French town where he lived was invaded by the German army. His mother encouraged him to keep a diary, and what resulted was a lucid description of a military occupation, complete […]

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Remembering Our Father’s Words

Remembering Our Father’s Words

on November 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. —Psalm 119:93 Jim Davidson was climbing down Mount Rainier when he fell through a snow bridge and into a crevasse (a pitch-black, ice-walled crack in a glacier). As Jim stood bloodied and bruised in that dark ice cave, he reflected on his childhood and recalled how […]

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One Nation Under God — If You Can Keep It; Elections; Lame Duck; Cross; Asia Bibi

on November 8, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by Rev. Pierre Bynum Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58) Rus Walton (1921-1999) was Executive Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation from 1978 until his death. With his skill honed as a speech writer […]

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The Blessing Of Giving

The Blessing Of Giving

on November 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is more blessed to give than to receive. —Acts 20:35 It made no sense for a widow to donate her last few coins to a corrupt institution in Jerusalem, where scribes who were dependent on those gifts “devour[ed] widows’ houses” (Mark 12:40). But in that woman’s act, Jesus saw a moving display of the proper attitude toward money (vv.41-44). […]

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A Simple, Quick Guide to Responsible Voting

A Simple, Quick Guide to Responsible Voting

on November 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

  H/T to Jackie with a special thanks to cominus.com Do Not Be Deceived Don’t be mislead by people who tell you we have become divided and need leadership who will bring us together. Since mankind was created, there has always been a division between those who will stand for the truth and those who stand for lies and self-interests. […]

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Two Victories

Two Victories

on November 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in News, Religion

David inquired of the Lord. —2 Samuel 5:19 King David was up against a familiar foe. Years before as a young shepherd boy, he had faced down Goliath, the top Philistine warrior, by killing him with a well-placed stone (1 Sam. 17). Now David was king of Israel, and here come the Philistines again! They heard he was king, and they […]

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How To Treat Halloween

How To Treat Halloween

on October 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. —Proverbs 10:7 The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in Medieval England that became known as All Saints’ Day. It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints. Today’s celebration of Halloween, […]

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

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

The time of my departure is at hand. —2 Timothy 4:6 Paul’s word departure in 2 Timothy 4:6 is freighted with significance. It means “loosing” or “unmooring.” It’s a word he uses again when he sighs, “I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ” (Phil. 1:23). Departure is a nautical term that suggests […]

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Wonderful!

Wonderful!

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

I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. —Job 42:3 As our plane began its descent, the flight attendant read the long list of arrival information as if she were reading it for the thousandth time that day—no emotion or interest as she droned on about our impending arrival. Then, […]

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Right Beneath Our Feet!

Right Beneath Our Feet!

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

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. —Ephesians 1:3 The Mount Morgan gold mine in Queensland, Australia, is one of the richest in the world. For many years, though, the original landowners lived in deep poverty on the mountain’s barren surface. Even though the vast wealth was out-of-sight, […]

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This Gift

This Gift

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

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.2 Corinthians 12:9 A number of years ago I wrote an essay about my collection of canes, staffs, and walking sticks and mused that I might someday graduate to a walker. Well, the day has come. A combination of back issues and […]

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The Ultimate Vindication

on October 24, 2018, 6:38 AM / in Religion

With all the things going on in this world this message is all the more important – especially to all who have declined the invitation to be *saved*.  Jesus Christ stands at our door, knocking, waiting for us to invite Him in but too many are too busy doing other things to hear the knock. I remind folks to think […]

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Choosing to Change

Choosing to Change

on October 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Ezekiel 18:31 When my son acquired a small robot, he had fun programming it to perform simple tasks. He could make it move forward, stop, and then retrace its steps. He could even get it to beep and replay recorded noises. The […]

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Powerful Voting Information for Pastors & Churches

on October 23, 2018, 6:20 AM / in Announcements, Religion

I don’t think I sent this to you, but I thought you might be able to encourage your ‘listers’ to get out to vote and to encourage their pastors to urge their congregations to do so, as well. (^:  Kenny Smith and a great group of people, are really trying to reach out to churches.  This is what I sent, […]

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Watch Out For Pebbles

Watch Out For Pebbles

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

Do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it. —Proverbs 4:14-15 My kids enjoy rollerblading. My 13-year-old son likes jumps, rails, and anything else he can do tricks on. But my daughters like long excursions on smooth paths. Straight-line blading has its hazards too, my daughter Julie explained to me. She said that when […]

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My Brothers and Sisters

My Brothers and Sisters

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

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 Several years ago when the Southern California economy took a downturn, Pastor Bob Johnson saw not only difficulty but also opportunity. So he scheduled a meeting with the mayor of his city and asked, “What can our church do […]

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