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Survivor remembers the Tulsa Race Massacre: A redemptive step that can help to heal our nation

Survivor remembers the Tulsa Race Massacre: A redemptive step that can help to heal our nation

on June 2, 2021, 8:43 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Mother Violet Fletcher was seven years old when the Tulsa Race Massacre began. At a recent event, she described what happened to her. “I still remember all the shooting and running,” she said. “People being killed. Crawling and seeing smoke. Seeing airplanes flying and a messenger going through the neighborhood telling all the Black people to leave town.” Then […]

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A Remarkable Life

A Remarkable Life

on June 2, 2021, 7:38 AM / in Religion

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. 1 Peter 2:12 nlt I came to learn about Catherine Hamlin, a remarkable Australian surgeon, through reading her obituary. In Ethiopia, Catherine and her husband established the world’s only hospital dedicated to curing women from the devastating physical and emotional trauma of obstetric fistulas, a common injury in the developing world that can […]

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Secret Giver

Secret Giver

on May 31, 2021, 7:23 AM / in Religion

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. Matthew 6:1 For Christopher, a physically disabled veteran, everyday activities had become more challenging, took longer to finish, and increased his pain. Still, he did his best to serve his wife and child. Passersby would see him using a push-mower to cut his lawn every […]

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Worth It, or Worthy?

Worth It, or Worthy?

on May 30, 2021, 7:19 AM / in Religion

Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain. Revelation 5: Helen Roseveare, an English missionary physician in the African Congo, was taken prisoner by rebels during the Simba Rebellion in 1964. Beaten and abused by her captors, she suffered terribly. In the days that followed, she found herself asking, “Is it worth it?” As she began to ponder the cost of following […]

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Jesus is the narrow Way

on May 28, 2021, 9:58 AM / in Religion

H/T to Al Garza for this timely article….. From: ocsministry1@gmail.com ~Jesus is the narrow Way~! Matthew 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God’s Word gives no wiggle room to preach and teach by […]

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LEGO drag queen figures and a hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines: Learning an important lesson from our fallen culture

LEGO drag queen figures and a hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines: Learning an important lesson from our fallen culture

on May 28, 2021, 8:57 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The Lego Group has been making LEGOs since 1949. I played with their building blocks, as did our sons. Now our grandchildren are continuing the tradition. Heretofore, LEGOs were known for two characteristics: they can be used to build nearly anything, and they are very painful to step on barefooted (I can attest to both facts). Now we […]

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How to Pray for America

How to Pray for America

on May 28, 2021, 6:33 AM / in Religion

As government policies foment hostility and even opposition towards biblical Christianity, we must ask how we, as Christians, should respond. Government policies that restrict religious freedom and generate hostility toward believers are not new. The Bible is filled with many accounts of those in authority using their position to control and constrain the obedient worship of the one true God. […]

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Flourish Again

Flourish Again

on May 27, 2021, 7:22 AM / in Religion

The more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread. Exodus 1:12 Given enough sunlight and water, vibrant wildflowers carpet areas of California such as Antelope Valley and Figueroa Mountain. But what happens when drought strikes? Scientists have discovered that certain wildflowers store large quantities of their seeds underground instead of allowing them to push through the soil and bloom. […]

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Did COVID-19 originate in a Chinese laboratory? Four options, the story behind the story, and the path to our best life

Did COVID-19 originate in a Chinese laboratory? Four options, the story behind the story, and the path to our best life

on May 26, 2021, 7:14 AM / in Religion

Security guard check at the gate of Wuhan Institute of Virology as a vehicle carrying the experts of World Health Organization (WHO) entered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on Feb. 3rd, 2021. WHO probe team members tackled to investigate into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images ) By Dr. Jim Denison Did the […]

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Shift into Neutral

Shift into Neutral

on May 25, 2021, 8:43 AM / in Religion

And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12 The man ahead of me at the carwash was on a mission. He purposefully strode to the back of his pickup and removed the hitch, so it wouldn’t snag the high-powered rolling brushes. He paid the attendant then pulled onto the automated track—where he left his truck in drive. The […]

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Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

on May 23, 2021, 6:38 AM / in Religion

If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. Luke 16:31 After Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, he parachuted into the Russian countryside. A farm woman spotted the orange-clad cosmonaut, still wearing his helmet and dragging two parachutes. “Can it be that you have come […]

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Water Where We Need It

Water Where We Need It

on May 22, 2021, 8:01 AM / in Religion

Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. John 4:14 Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake, is vast and magnificent. Measuring one-mile-deep and nearly 400 miles (636 km) by 49 miles (79 km) across, it contains one-fifth of all the surface fresh water in the world. But this water is largely inaccessible. Lake Baikal is located in Siberia—one […]

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Safely Ashore

Safely Ashore

on May 21, 2021, 7:21 AM / in Religion

Peace, be still! Mark 4:39 nkjv In Papua New Guinea, the Kandas tribe awaited with excitement the arrival of New Testament Bibles printed in their language. To reach the village, however, the people bringing the books had to travel on the ocean in small boats. What gave them courage to travel across great waters? Their seafaring skills, yes. But they also knew […]

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God’s Dwelling Place

God’s Dwelling Place

on May 21, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Revelation 21:4 James Oglethorpe (1696–1785) was a British general and member of Parliament who had a vision for a great city. Charged with settling the state of Georgia in North America, he planned the city of Savannah according to that vision. He designed a series of squares, each […]

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Restoring Spiritual Sight

Restoring Spiritual Sight

on May 20, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. —Psalm 119:130 Sanduk Ruit is a Nepalese doctor who has used his scalpel, microscope, and simplified cataract surgery technique to give sight to almost 70,000 people over the past 23 years. The poorest patients who visit his nonprofit eye center in Katmandu pay with just their gratitude. […]

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OCSM~ The Word

on May 19, 2021, 8:23 AM / in Religion

Isaiah 43:15. I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. God, Creator of the world and all that exists upholds it, governs it, and righteously judges it. He who created everything is from everlasting to everlasting, the Alpha and Omega, First and Last. All mighty God ( EL SHADDAI) is the self-existent and all comprehending Holy […]

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She Did What She Could

She Did What She Could

on May 19, 2021, 7:39 AM / in Religion

She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.  Mark 14:8 She loaded the plastic container of cupcakes onto the conveyor belt, sending it toward the cashier. Next came the birthday card and various bags of chips. Hair escaped from her ponytail, crowning her fatigued forehead. Her toddler clamored for attention. The […]

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Ten-year-old’s ‘Joke of the Day’ is making a difference: A practical way to ‘know God’s presence’

Ten-year-old’s ‘Joke of the Day’ is making a difference: A practical way to ‘know God’s presence’

on May 19, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison “Why are ghosts such bad liars? Because you can see right through them.” Ethan LyBrand has been supplying a “Joke of the Day” such as this one during the pandemic. His audience is part of what makes this such a terrific story: Ethan is filming his jokes to share through the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) social channels. […]

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War In Heaven

War In Heaven

on May 19, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Religion

War broke out in heaven . . . . [And Satan] was cast to the earth. —Revelation 12:7-9 Philip Pullman is a gifted writer of fantasy books. His Dark Materials trilogy includes The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass and is very popular among young readers. But below the surface of these sympathetic characters and compelling subplots […]

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Facing the Darkness

Facing the Darkness

on May 18, 2021, 6:07 AM / in Religion

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.  Isaiah 9:2 In the mid-1960s, two people participated in research on the effects of darkness on the human psyche. They entered separate caves, while researchers tracked their eating and sleeping habits. One remained in total darkness for 88 days, the other 126 days. Each guessed how long they could remain […]

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