Religion

Don’t Forget

Don’t Forget

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

I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. – 2 Peter 1:12  How can people who experienced the same event have radically different recollections of what happened? An Associated Press article summarized the results of dozens of studies on human memory: “Far from being an indelible […]

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The threat of great white sharks and contact lenses that zoom: God’s call to excellence

on August 19, 2019, 7:48 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison  “Any person could be attacked at any minute,” said a surfer who spotted a great white shark off Cape Cod. Researchers have identified at least three hundred of the huge predators in the popular area. Nine people were injured last night in Pennsylvania when lightning struck a tree, causing it to fall on their tent. Fleas carrying […]

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Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

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

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. – Psalm 119:71  I was in my early thirties, a dedicated wife and mother, a Christian worker at my husband’s side. Yet inwardly I found myself on a trip nobody wants to take—the trip downward. I was heading for that certain sort of breakdown […]

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Why Love Begets Hate

Why Love Begets Hate

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

[Jesus said], “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” – John 15:18 If there is one thing believers in Jesus should be known for, it is love. The word love appears in Scripture more than 500 times. The essence of the gospel is love, as we see in John 3:16. “For God […]

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Today’s Scripture

Today’s Scripture

on August 18, 2019, 5:47 AM / in Religion

By  Joe Stowell In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell observes that struggling businesses are often turned around by one key decision. Many once-foundering companies are now thriving and successful because of a choice that became the tipping point. Although targeted to those in business management, the principle also applies to those who are committed to advancing the cause […]

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Facing Your Enemies

Facing Your Enemies

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

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. – Psalm 27:3  During the US Civil War, fierce fighting was taking place near Moorefield, West Virginia. Because the town was close to enemy lines, it would be controlled one day by Union troops, and the next by Confederates. In the heart of the town lived an old […]

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You kick God out of the culture, this is what you get

You kick God out of the culture, this is what you get

on August 16, 2019, 10:36 AM / in Religion

  By Chris Woodward, Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com) Two Christian commentators are offering their ideas about who or what to blame for the shootings this weekend. One blames, in part, the Church … and the other blames what he calls America’s “mis-education” system for teaching children that they’re essentially animals. In the aftermath of the massacres in El Paso and Dayton […]

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They went out from among us?

They went out from among us?

on August 16, 2019, 10:05 AM / in Religion, State News

This is very unpleasant and I am trying to get my head and heart around what is happening. Clearly, none of us know what is really going on the heart of another, but to see well known, highly visible and followed, people take action like this is just heartbreaking. Heartbreaking for the individuals and their lives and spirits, but also […]

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Recession worries and the ‘yield curve inversion’:

on August 16, 2019, 6:52 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison <comments@denisonforum.org> The stock market fell more than eight hundred points Wednesday, the largest one-day drop of the year. It rebounded somewhat yesterday to finish up nearly one hundred points, but concerns about the global economy persist. The decline Wednesday was precipitated by a “yield curve inversion” that made headlines when it occurred for the first time […]

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Handyman Genius

Handyman Genius

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

He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, . . . for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. – Ephesians 4:11-12 My father-in-law Pete is a genius. No, he didn’t develop any scientific theories like Einstein did. His genius is that of a handyman. Just ask him about an ailing furnace or a […]

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Police attacked in Philadelphia: Three vital responses

on August 15, 2019, 6:35 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison  “I thank God for these cops.” That’s the sentiment of a woman protected by police officers amid an unfolding crisis in Philadelphia last night. Officers went to a house to serve a state narcotics warrant when they came under fire. Nearby daycare centers with dozens of children inside were evacuated. Women were escorted from the building […]

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It’s Beautiful!

It’s Beautiful!

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

Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.” —Mark 14:6 After being away on business, Terry wanted to pick up some small gifts for his children. The clerk at the airport gift shop recommended a number of costly items. “I don’t have that much money with me,” he said. “I […]

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Spiritual Drunks; VVS; Christian Men; Celebrity Idols; Women’s Sports

on August 14, 2019, 5:09 PM / in Religion

Rev. Richard Owen Roberts has spent a lifetime studying Scripture and the history of revival in America and elsewhere. Like an Old Testament prophet, his words cut through our pretenses and expose our real condition. Speaking of sin, righteousness, and judgment, Roberts expresses hope for America. This excerpt is from his, Spiritual Drunkenness, an exposition of Jeremiah 13: Drunken persons […]

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Bellyaching And Its Cure

Bellyaching And Its Cure

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

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up. —1 Corinthians 13:4 Read: Matthew 20:1-16 A mentally impaired man always shook hands with his pastor after each service. But he often made critical comments like these: “You preach too long.” “Your sermons are boring.” “You talk about yourself too much.” […]

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A Walk With Whitaker

A Walk With Whitaker

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

Let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens. –  Genesis 1:20  When my dog Whitaker and I take our morning walk through the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the air is filled with sound. Birds of many species break the early morning silence with their songs. Sometimes it’s a steady chirp-chirp-chirp—probably a sparrow. […]

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No Regrets

No Regrets

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

The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. —Matthew 16:27 Read:1 Peter 4:12-19 A little girl who needed surgery was terrified. As an encouragement, her parents promised to give her something she had wanted for a long time—a kitten. The operation went well, […]

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The men turned away and went toward Sodom

The men turned away and went toward Sodom

on August 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord.” (Genesis 18:22) An interesting way to start an opinion article on the way we should live our life don’t you think? Do you remember this story? It is the account of Abraham entertaining three angels — one of whom turns out to be God himself — of course this is […]

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Why Do I Sigh?

Why Do I Sigh?

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

I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. —Ecclesiastes 2:20  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, a 15-year-old girl yawned continually for 5 weeks in 1888. No details were given as to the reason for the girl’s plight. It made me wonder why we yawn. Why does a […]

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Jackie comments on the Preview of Coming  Afflictions/Attractions

Jackie comments on the Preview of Coming Afflictions/Attractions

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

Originally Published August 11, 2015 At the movie theaters we are inundated before the show we came to see with PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS. What that should say is PREVIEW OF COMING AFFLICTIONS. When you really look at the content of the majority of *movies* today – they are filled with filth – immorality – murders – everything we should […]

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Walking Away

Walking Away

on August 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. —Exodus 33:14  After winning a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, wrestler Rulon Gardner took off his shoes, placed them in the center of the mat, and walked away in tears. Through that symbolic act, Gardner announced his retirement from the sport which had defined his […]

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