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There are a lot of variations when the history of our Thanksgiving holiday is discussed. Fine points in the history are disputed. For us, the history of Thanksgiving should not be the most important … more
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~The … more
More than 150 years ago, a young teenager wrote a beautiful poem. It was a personal tribute to his Savior. The poem became a powerful hymn of the church when music was written for it a few years … more
In Biblical terms, there is an ongoing battle between the great powers of the Universe. God Almighty is one contender; the other is Satan, His opponent in all things. This great contest manifested … more
When ownership of automobiles was becoming widespread, many people said it would destroy the family and promote immorality. The same thing was said about television. There are still many who think … more
On a cold winter evening, two Christian men were warming themselves sitting before a cozy fireplace. They were discussing their Christian life and experiences. The younger man expressed the … more
The cross is the center of the message of Christianity. Without the cross, including the resurrection, there is no Gospel. Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead – the message of … more
You may think you cannot determine your own appearance. But you can. And you can do it without cosmetics or plastic surgery. Proverbs 15:13 teaches that the face is the outer expression of your … more
Faith Walk The world considers the plan of God to be foolish. Worldly thinking cannot comprehend God’s plan to save mankind by sacrificing His own Son on a cross. This is totally foreign to all … more
Not long ago, I was asked a unique question about the Bible. “Other than Jesus, who is your favorite person in the Bible?” I did not have to think about my answer for very long. Although I do not … more
A major storm was predicted. Local officials warned that riverbanks would soon overflow. Flooding was expected over a wide area. Everyone was ordered to evacuate immediately. When a Christian man … more
Today I crossed the Buckman Bridge twice. Normally, I will drive across it a few times in a week. It does not bother me particularly, yet I know that it can be dangerous. It is not unusual to … more
Every moment of our lives we are in God’s hands. If you will accept this statement by faith and live your life accepting it, you will live a confident life built on trusting God. I frequently … more
A promise recorded in the Bible is a great encouragement to us. “There remains a rest for the people of God.” After the labor and toils of our lives are completed, God has a plan for us to … more
(Someone gave me this statement. It is written by Nora Eason. It challenged me; I hope it does you.) I am a soldier in the army of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy … more
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) David wrote these words as a prayer to keep his words and … more
Once I read a story about a ship that was sailing Lake Ontario. The supplies of the ship had been used and they had no drinking water left on board. Days had passed, and those passengers and crew … more
Everyone faces obstacles in life. Fanny Crosby went blind when she was a small child. Then she composed some of the greatest worship music ever written. Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his Ninth … more
Almighty power is complete and absolute power. God is the only almighty power in the Universe. He is omnipotent. He has all power over all things in the Creation. He is omniscient. He knows … more
Sometimes I long for simpler days. It seems that years ago our lives were much simpler than they are today. Maybe that’s why I like old western movies. The good guys wore white hats. All the good … more
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