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Religion

  • COLUMN: Have you surrendered your life fully?

    A man came to me last week and asked me if I thought God got tired of him repenting. He said he had a bad drinking problem and he would quit for a long period of time, and would pray to God that he would help him to quit.
    I told him God wanted us to repent for our sins, regardless of what they were and God would help him quit drinking if he would surrender it all to him.
    I talked to another man and he said he had to be in prayer of repentance every day. And I thought “How true, me too.”

  • COLUMN: Too busy to give God your time?

    It seems that all the labor saving devices and fast food restaurants have only helped us exhaust ourselves. We get up earlier, go to bed later and run ourselves ragged in between.
    We get up and get the kids ready for school and then run off to work ourselves. Most jobs are doing more with less these days so if you are blessed to have a job, there is not much time for a coffee break.

  • COLUMN: Columnist: Put Christ first or our country will fail

    We are living in a time in America when our leaders do not look at the word of God.
    2 Timothy 4:3 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they reap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
    Doesn’t this sound like some national politicians today? Each one tells us that they have the answer to bring us out of the depression we are in.

  • PHOTOS: Little Mount Baptist hosts fall festival

    Little Mount Baptist Church recently celebrated its annual fall festival Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed wagon rides, music, a yard sale, craft booths and an auction.

  • COLUMN: God is everywhere

    I finished reading through the Old Testament. Even though I have read through it a few times before, this was a great experience. No matter how many times you read God’s word, every time you read God’s word it is a new experience.
    When I grew up, I heard preachers preach that God is everywhere and that was hard for me to understand because I did not know God. Now that I have accepted him as my personal savior, it is easy for me to understand that God is everywhere.
    David in Psalms 139 tells us where God was with him.

  • COLUMN: God’s word shines light on deeds of darkness

    A few nights ago I was walking our dog one evening and I heard coyotes yipping and howling in the distance.  Having grown up in the city, I didn’t realize what a nuisance coyotes could be in a rural community.  Now I know that coyotes can kill calves and chickens and will even snag the occasional family pet!
     One friend of ours had a pesky coyote problem, but he finally shot one particular coyote and the problems stopped.  He had that thing stuffed and stood it by his front door like it was howling at you as you entered!

  • COLUMN: Giving all that you have to the Lord

    Luke 21:1-4 says: “And he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have in their abundance cast in unto their offerings of God but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
    I looked mite up in the dictionary and it defined it as a coin of very small value or a very small sum of money.

  • COLUMN: No excuses: Obedience to God at all costs

    Jonah 1:1-3: “Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai saying, arise, go to Nineveh, that great city and cry against it, for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof and went into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”

  • COLUMN: Big dreams for a big God

    Last night I woke up laughing from a dream.  What I remember most vividly is an out of place baby elephant sitting in a watering trough spraying water all over my poor wife. Thinking about it even now I can’t help but chuckle, but I don’t know if I could explain it fully.  You’d have to know about the little white bull and the muddy cowboy for it to make sense!

  • COLUMN: God is a conqueror

    My son-in-law and daughter bought a church building and wanted Roberta and I to start a new church there. We did not want any part of that, and had all kind of excuses not to do it.
    The excuse that sounded the best was that we were too old to get into anything like that. I was 79 and Roberta was 76.
    You know that was old to start a church, but we could not convince God we were too old.
    One day our lay witness team came and we dedicated the church building to God. God was there and said, “You start a church here.”