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“If you can walk, you can snowshoe,” said the clerk in answer to my questions about abilities for this sport.

The COVID-19 has shown me how true God’s word is, that panic and fear is the way of Satan and that calm, peace and surety is the way of God. People who constantly fear in losing their lives have a love for this world and one who loves the world, love for God is not in them, 1 John 2:15-16, KJV.

A rich man was trying to find his daughter a birthday gift when he saw a poor man with a beautiful white horse. He told the man that he would give him $500 for the horse. The poor man replied, “I don’t know, Mister. It don’t look so good,” and walked away.

Last December, we wandered through the trees on the Christmas tree lot … so beautiful and fragrant. However, most of the trees were too big for our allotted spot at home.

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from the police for handing out Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca.

Once, an elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife. He would miss the paycheck, but he wanted to retire, and he and his wife had decided they could get by on their savings and soc…

Have you ever looked up with wonder at the night sky that is draped in twinkling stars? Or has some comment touched your heart in such a special way that you never have forgotten it? Perhaps, you’ve visited a place and will always remember how you felt at a certain moment there.

Jesus alone referred to Himself as the Son of Man during His earthly ministry. (Matthew 8:20; Mark 14:62; Luke 5:24; John 1:51, etc.) Why? What was Jesus’ message in identifying Himself as the Son of Man? Why did the disciples or enemies not refer to him as such when in fact He was indeed th…

Why is it that people in this nation lack faith and fear in something greater than themselves? Fear is a feeling that comes from Satan; surety and success comes from God? God requires belief in him and requires the understanding that freedom does not come from the government or corporations,…

In today’s society, “cancel culture” is a frequently used term. It is nothing to hear of social media platforms banning users, or celebrities getting fired for their conservative views. There are many other examples, but is “cancel culture” really new?

Once upon a time, the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.” So, they created a position for a night watchman and hired a person to fill the job.

Have you ever been part of a choir that sang “Handel’s Messiah?” There’s nothing quite like it.

Not too long ago, we were being prepared by the media for a different kind of Christmas … fewer available gifts to buy for our children; higher costs for what we did find, not to mention food and gas prices.

The following statement was actually made by a flight attendant aboard a Southwest Airlines flight: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard our flight. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you don’t know…

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3.4 NASV). One of…

While volunteering at a nature park, I love interacting with children. I give them a sticker and tell them about all the fun things they will get to do.

If you have not yet watched “The Chosen” I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed. It is a fantastic adaptation of the life of Jesus and His disciples. Don’t worry, I won’t be writing a spoiler here, however, you should pretty much know the story by now. This is a viewer funded…

Josh was a young, successful executive traveling down a neighborhood street in Chicago. He was going a bit too fast in his brand new black, 12-cylinder, Jaguar sports car. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his c…

I have no idea why many people think that science is at war with Christianity. True scientists are careful about what they claim to be true. I heard a science professor at a major university say, “Science cannot have truth. A religion can have truth.” In other words, science can only collect…

I recall my Aunt Jo telling me many years ago when I was a single mom that God is faithful but that I had been faithful, too.

The nation of Israel couldn’t accept Jesus as the suffering Messiah, the sacrificial lamb who had taken away the sins of the world, but expected a warrior Messiah who would wipe out their enemy and oppressor, the Roman Empire. They couldn’t figure out by prophecy that Jesus had to be the sac…

A while back, I drew a pencil sketch in my journal of a picture of a table holding a blooming plant; a sad face and a happy face; and, a plateau between two mountains where two feet rested.

A woman from southern Alabama went into the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband was published. The obituary editor informed her that the fee for the obituary was 50 cents per word. She paused, reflected and then said, “Well, have it read, “Billy …

Led away in restraints, the innocent man would immediately become a criminal throughout the community. Without assistance of social media, newspaper, or radio station to broadcast, whispers of accusations and sharing of gossip about the man began to spread like a disease. Without facts, an i…

As a young woman longing for marriage and family, I prayed for a mate. To have someone I belonged to and who belonged to me for life was my aspiration.

Many years ago when I lived in another part of the country, my house was located only a few blocks from a horse and dog track. Although the town in which I lived was small, it grew significantly one week each year when the races were held. On one such occasion, a local man asked me if I woul…

The following is an actual Religious Exemption we created for my son, Josiah, and his lovely wife, Brittnee. Feel free to use any part of this to assist in creating your own. Credit for much of the content goes to Liberty Council Action, a wonderful resource.

Grief is our reaction to all kinds of loss in life. Think about how disrupted and disoriented you’ve felt in your own losses, great and small: in the death of a loved one, loss of a job or home or financial resources, miscarriage, a move, independence, or a loss of relationship or identity. …

I pulled a pile of mail from the mailbox and began my trek home from the cluster box. Once home, I thumbed through the mail … mostly non-essential (junk!). Then I saw it.

When it became apparent that gluten was a culprit in my digestive issues, I eliminated it. So, when a neighbor friend gave me a beautiful round loaf of sourdough bread, I thanked her but related my gluten dilemma.

The fictional story is told of a group of scientists who got together and decided that mankind had come far enough on its own that it no longer needed God. So, they picked a representative from among their number to go and inform God that they finally were through with Him. The scientist wal…

As children we dressed in our best to head out to church on Sunday morning. Our parents walked us to our Bible study classes and depending on your church, they may have retrieved you at the end of the service or you may have joined them for the sermon. Was this a family tradition or a much a…

How fun it was to have three of our grandchildren spend time with us throughout the summer. Our latest visitor, 12-year-old Hayley, delighted us with her many creative gifts … especially the keyboard…which actually was a first time for her. Yet, she could pick out tunes and devoted herself t…

Yes, you probably know about Daniel and the lion’s den. But, do you recall what got him in that situation? Disobeying the government. Now that makes it a relative example. Refresh your memory by reading Daniel 6:1-17. You may recall that Daniel also withstood the government in chapter 1 rega…

Self-righteous hypocrites love to read and advocate books written by other hypocrites, seeking to substantiate their own delusional righteous vainglory (confirmation bias), and blindly enjoy dragging others into the carelessly ignorant darkness of the pit along with them. This is rooted in t…

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