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Real People, Real God

Real People, Real God

on January 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Join together in following my example. Philippians 3:17 Several years ago I received a letter from an Our Daily Bread reader after I had written about a family tragedy. “When you told about your tragedy,” this person wrote, “I realized that the writers were real people with real problems.” How true that is! I look across the list of men […]

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You First!

You First!

on January 19, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[Jesus] humbled himself.   –  Philippians 2:8 Tibetan-born Sherpa Nawang Gombu and American Jim Whittaker reached the top of Mount Everest on May 1, 1963. As they approached the peak, each considered the honor of being the first of the two to step to the summit. Whittaker motioned for Gombu to move ahead, but Gombu declined with a smile, saying, “You […]

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Minister of Reconciliation

Minister of Reconciliation

on January 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son. Romans 5:10 As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on a Sunday morning in 1957, he fought the temptation to retaliate against a society steeped in racism. “How do you go about loving your enemies?” he asked the Dexter Avenue Baptist congregation in Montgomery, […]

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The People of the Cross

on January 17, 2020, 8:00 AM / in Religion

This fits right in with the thoughts I have had .  Lyle provides greater explanation than I did so hopefully his words will arouse those who keep sleeping.  If you haven’t made your eternal reservations yet –  NOW is the time to do so. Jackie Juntti WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net From: Lyle Rapacki <lyle@lylerapacki.com> Subject: The People of the Cross You will notice […]

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Speaker Pelosi distributes souvenir pens used to sign impeachment articles: Two versions of reality and the value of living biblically

Speaker Pelosi distributes souvenir pens used to sign impeachment articles: Two versions of reality and the value of living biblically

on January 17, 2020, 7:53 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison President Trump signed a historic trade pact with China on Wednesday. Yesterday, senators from both parties approved his administration’s foremost legislative priority—the revised North American Free Trade Agreement. In between, the House conveyed articles of impeachment to the Senate. Republicans were upset that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi distributed souvenir pens she used to sign the articles. In response, Pelosi’s […]

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Three of my thoughts this morning

on January 17, 2020, 7:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

While watching and listening to my Sunday morning preachers I was surprised at how many things they said provided food for my thoughts here.  Hope some of it will catch your thoughts as well. 1.  One was talking about the State of Denial of those who refuse to ask Christ into their hearts.  This *State of Denial* phrase  gave way […]

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One of my dreams of where we are…

on January 17, 2020, 6:30 AM / in Opinion, Religion

As I watch the daily war (Spiritual) being reported on by the demonic MSM and the Democrat politicians this dream I had in Dec. 2017 really has increased in intensity.  The open and vile anger and outright hatred that is no longer even hidden a tiny bit has become the *norm* here in America.  This verse is so fitting right […]

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Be Careful What You Pray For?

Be Careful What You Pray For?

on January 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Be careful what you repeatedly ask of God. You can’t always judge a prayer by its answer. While it’s true that many times in his kindness God withholds granting what we foolishly or selfishly request (James 4:3), there are plenty of biblical examples where God eventually grants the persistent yet imprudent prayers of his people. Consider Israel’s repeated cry for […]

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Desiring Growth

Desiring Growth

on January 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Anyone who lives on milk . . . is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. Hebrews 5:13 The axolotl (pronounced ACK suh LAH tuhl) is a biological enigma. Instead of maturing into adult form, this endangered Mexican salamander retains tadpole-like characteristics throughout its life. Writers and philosophers have used the axolotl as a symbol of someone who fears growth. […]

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Do You Realize Who Your Children Are?

Do You Realize Who Your Children Are?

on January 15, 2020, 9:06 AM / in Religion

By Joel Hilliker The faucet starts leaking. The car engine starts clunking. The child starts coughing. Being made of flesh, living in a physical, material world, we often wander through our days viewing people and things the same way anyone in the world would. But there is a wonder-inspiring spiritual reality that we in God’s Church can comprehend thanks to that precious gift […]

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Man who killed church shooter receives Medal of Courage: The urgency and power of courageous leadership

Man who killed church shooter receives Medal of Courage: The urgency and power of courageous leadership

on January 15, 2020, 8:51 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Jack Wilson leads the volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Before December 29, few outside his friends and family were aware of the significance of his service. That was the day a man pulled a shotgun from his coat and then shot and killed two people. In a matter of seconds, […]

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What’s in the Bank?

What’s in the Bank?

on January 15, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 In the winter of 2009, a large passenger plane made an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River. The pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed the plane safely with no casualties, […]

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The faith of LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Two keys to using fame well

The faith of LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Two keys to using fame well

on January 14, 2020, 7:05 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison “Best team. Best season. Best player. And for this season, perhaps even the best coach. Of all time.” That’s how CBS Sports begins its coverage this morning of LSU’s victory over Clemson in last night’s NCAA football championship game. LSU’s coach, Ed Orgeron, is one of the best stories of this improbable season. Orgeron became the interim coach of […]

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

on January 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.  Luke 9:62 Saying goodbye is hard—to family and friends, to a favorite and familiar place, to an occupation or livelihood. In Luke 9:57-62 our Lord describes the cost of being His disciple. A would-be follower says to Jesus, “I […]

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Having to Choose

on January 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) Louie Giglio is a Christian pastor in Atlanta. For the past two decades he has spent his time getting Christians to focus on a topic dear to me — human trafficking.  That has been his calling and focus.  It is a worthy cause.  More than 17,000 people are smuggled into the United States each year to […]

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Prince Harry to meet with Queen Elizabeth today: A spiritual look at the royal family

Prince Harry to meet with Queen Elizabeth today: A spiritual look at the royal family

on January 13, 2020, 8:08 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Prince Harry will reportedly meet with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Prince William today. Meghan is likely to join them by phone from Canada. The meeting was called by the queen to “thrash out solutions to Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as senior royals.” News continues to break daily on this evolving story. It […]

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Gates of Paradise

Gates of Paradise

on January 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.   –  John 10:9 Italian artist Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378–1455) spent years skillfully crafting images of Jesus’ life into the bronze doors of Italy’s Florence Baptistery. These bronze reliefs were so moving that Michelangelo called them the Gates of Paradise. As an artistic treasure, the doors greet visitors with echoes of […]

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Choose To Feel

on January 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred. — Hosea 11:8 The bumper sticker on the blue van caught my attention: CHOOSE TO FEEL As I considered those words, I noticed the billboards I was passing. They urged me to choose things that would keep me from feeling—alcohol to deaden emotional pain; fat-laden food to alleviate feelings of emptiness; […]

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What’s The Point?

What’s The Point?

on January 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. —Ecclesiastes 12:13 What’s the point? This question came to mind as I watched my grandsons’ dog fetch a ball for me again and again. What’s the point? That’s what the writer of Ecclesiastes asked as he thought about the monotonous cycle he observed in nature and in life—the same […]

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Panic Prayers

Panic Prayers

on January 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. —Psalm 37:5 In her book Beyond Our Selves, Catherine Marshall wrote about learning to surrender her entire life to God through a “prayer of relinquishment.” When she encountered situations she feared, she often panicked and exhibited a demanding spirit in prayer: “God, I […]

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