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Religion

  • COLUMN: Be a ‘good samaritan’ to someone you meet

    Luke 10:25-37 says, “And behold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him saying ‘Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said unto him, ‘What is written in the law? Have readest thou?’ And he answering said, ‘thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.’

  • COLUMN: Soar to new levels when you trust in the Lord

    Recently you may have seen the ad on TV where a young woman climbs a mountain and ends up standing on the peak.  The music is heroic, the theme of overcoming obstacles, of striving to the top is inspiring, but in the end it is a credit card commercial!

  • COLUMN: Jesus is the judge

  • COLUMN: Preparing for a new heaven and earth

    I have heard many people say, “The Lord is coming back to Earth,” ever since I was a little child and he hasn’t come back yet. The Bible says he is coming back and I believe it. I also believe it will not be very long. Just take a look at how sinful our country is and the rest of the whole world. Sin will be the reason he will come back.

  • COLUMN: Building, not burning, bridges

    Today I’ll make several phone calls, I’ll respond to my email and maybe even answer a text message or two. Today I’ll interact with people by waving at them from my car or conversing with them on the street. Like you, I am connected to people in all sorts of ways, from quick glimpses of life on Facebook to deep conversations over lunch.

  • COLUMN: Don’t be a ‘Doubting Thomas’

    When I grew up, many times I would hear someone tell something and someone else would respond, “That doesn’t sound right,” and they would call the person “Doubting Thomas.”
    I grew up with “Doubting Thomas,” not knowing it came from the Bible. I believe a lot of people who would use this saying did not know it came from the Bible either.
    In John 14, Jesus told his disciples that he was going away to prepare a place for them and where he was there they could be, also.

  • COLUMN: Respect: A lost art

    Do you hold the door for someone following you into a store? Guys, do you step out of the way and let a lady go through the door first? We are in such a hurry we brush past people who are struggling with terrible health issues and who deserve our patience and respect.  Don’t our parents and grandparents deserve a little respect and consideration?

  • COLUMN: Work hard, play hard

    The other day we took our grandkids to one of those kid-friendly places where they have games and all kinds of stuff for kids to do. Anyway, on the way there we took a picture of them and they were sitting in the back seat smiling and laughing, you could see the anticipation on their faces. Then we took an “after” picture, and they were totally zonked, asleep with the sleep of absolute exhaustion.

  • COLUMN: Learning through biblical parables

  • COLUMN: The everlasting truth of Psalm 23

    Every morning I read my Bible and after I finish, I pray. I always say the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of my prayer or ending of my prayer. This morning I was going to start with the Lord’s Prayer, and an amazing thing happened, I started with Psalm 23. This got me to thinking of all the times I have read the Psalm 23 and used it at funerals. Now let me take a look at what it really means and says and apply it to my heart.
    Psalm 23:1 — “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.”