Christ’s all sufficient payment for sin at the cross and his resurrection is the only way and the narrow way. By faith alone, we are saved and not of works, 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Eph. 2:8-9. KJV. God wants our faith; without faith, it is impossible to please him, Hebrews 11:6, KJV.

I’m thinking of our nation. In spite of the eruptions of evil we see all around us, we are called to rise up out of the ashes of fear and be a people of faith, hope and promise.

The year 2020 is one most of us want just to be over. The world has been spinning in a crisis mode dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, volatile protests, multiple tropical storms, raging wildfires and more. In the small country of Ethiopia, which is also trying to recover from years of civil…

Poise makes me think of a ballerina or a figure skater. It reminds me also of the word meek … strength under control that encourages balance and gracefulness.

A father, concerned about the influence that TV had on his children, sat down one night to watch a western with his children. It happened that the movie featured a lot of drinking in the town saloon, and the father felt compelled to call a “family meeting” afterward. He explained the many ne…

A tiny babe is placed into our arms … totally dependent upon us for nourishment, tenderness, care and love.

While on the phone with us, our grandson, Jonathon, had stepped out of his house when an approaching storm painted the sky in dark hues of gray and black. What little light was still around gave an eerie streak within the dark clouds.

Joe and Mike had jobs at a cotton mill. One morning, the foreman came along and found Joe reading a letter to his co-worker. “Hey!” cried the foreman. “What are you two guys up to?”

In 1862 during the Civil War, a story, considered by many to be only legend, began to be told. Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. The Confederates were on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the dark of night, Captain Elli…

Question: If someone offered to give you a $100 with no conditions ... a gift ... would you take it? If that was such an easy thing to accept, why is God’s gift put under foot? One would take a piece of paper that will satisfy their needs in a matter of hours, but not accept a gift for etern…

He leaned in, looked into my eyes, and cupped my face with his hands giving me the gentlest kiss … our first.

An elderly couple were on an ocean cruise when a storm arose. They were standing near the back of the ship when a giant wave washed up and over the boat, sweeping the old man overboard. The crew searched for days but could not find him. The captain sent the old woman back to shore and promis…

We have heard it from the scientists, some countless billion years ago a giant ball of matter exploded but no one was around to hear it or record the event. But, the Big Bang happened in The Garden of Eden.

We watched as a tiny chickadee took up residence in our somewhat new yet weather-beaten birdhouse. I had just mentioned to my husband that I wanted to paint it to match our house.

Two football players were taking an important final exam. If they failed the test, they would not be allowed to play in the big game that weekend. The exam was fill-in-the-blank, and the last question read, “Old MacDonald had a ___________.” Bubba was stumped. He had no idea what the answer …

When an adult tells a child “There are many genders,” you know we have drifted a long ways from July 4th, 1776, and the Biblical worldview reflected in the Declaration of Independence.

Little Jeffrey was in his backyard filling in a hole with a shovel when his neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the youngster was doing, he asked, “What are you up to there, Jeffrey?”

“We’re going to church! We’re going to church!” exclaimed our energetic 3-year-old grandson who loved to attend Sunday school and church with us. A reason to celebrate for him!

The true story is told of an airline passenger flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles. By the time the airplane finally took off, there had already been a 45-minute delay, and most everybody on board was a bit upset. Unexpectedly, the plane stopped in Sacramento on the way to its final des…

Our church’s front doors are solid wood. No windows to peek inside. Though giving the impression the church is closed, nothing could be further from the truth.

Raising three teenage sons amongst other responsibilities and running from here to there had taken over walking or strolling. Even at the grocery store I raced up and down the aisles.

Unfortunately most pastors, deacons and priests teach false scriptures. Generally, there are three reasons for this or a combination of the three. To make money, not knowing and understanding scriptures or plainly perverting the scriptures.

A long-ago memory surfaced after hearing a praise song that declares that the believer’s weapon is a melody.

An aging father once placed an old object in the hands of his son and stated, “This was your grandfather’s watch. He gave it to me when I was a young man, and now I am passing it on to you. It is almost 200 years old and has been in our family for a long time. However, before I give it to yo…

Mother’s Day has just passed with the memories of a long April sheltered at home with the family for more weeks than at first anticipated. Hopefully, in that time, we made some new discoveries together and Mother’s Day was more precious than ever.

I could see the wheels turning in his mind as his expressive face contorted. Something was up and he debated whether or not it would tumble out of his mouth.

As I write this article in the midst of a viral pandemic that has turned our world upside down, we are now starting to see signs of life getting back to “normal.” Stores are opening back up (with limited capacity). Restaurants are opening back up (with limited seating). Even church building …

To a degree, we all have felt pain or have some degree of ongoing pain — acute, sharp pain, chronic pain or a moving pain from one spot to another. We either put up with it or run to a doctor for a pain killer. Some people have pains from losing a leg, an arm or other loss of limb. All of th…

To love a hero we must respect and appreciate the villains. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to glorify the bad guys, but they are essential to our most beloved hero’s stories. Some of the greatest heroes wouldn’t be the same if not for their villainous counterparts. Batman has the Joker.…

Every now and then a memory surfaces that I had thought long forgotten. This time it came to me after hearing a praise song that declares that the believer’s weapon is a melody.

Republicans blame Democrats; Democrats blame Republicans. Police blame criminals; criminals blame police. Teachers blame students; students blame teachers. Parents blame children; children blame parents. The rich blame the poor; the poor blame the rich. And, the list goes on and on.

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