If most husbands knew what wives wanted, most marriage counselors wouldn’t be needed and be out of business. The first marriage was performed by God and is God ordained. Marriage was not and not started by man as most people think and again, not knowing through ignorance.

As the crowded airliner was about to take off, the peace was shattered by a 5-year-old boy who picked that very moment to throw a tantrum. No matter what his frustrated and embarrassed mother did to try to calm him down, the boy continued to scream furiously and kick the seats of those around him.

The memories came to life this morning as I found myself studying the life of Hagar, the servant of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. As the stories of Bible characters come to life, blemishes are not hidden.

A denominational creed book states, “Faith only is a most wholesome doctrine.” This mindset is reflected in many man made doctrines/churches and as all doctrines, it needs to be examined in light of Truth. So, therefore, our question: Is faith and works of obedience competitors or do they co…

Squeak. Squeak. Squeak. Some might say, chirp, chirp, chirp. But it sounds more like a squeak, to me.

Sitting on her father’s lap, a little girl gazed up at him and asked, “Daddy, did anyone ever tell you that you’re the smartest man in the whole, wide world?”

For years, my mom would show me a beautiful cameo pin/necklace that had belonged to her mother. Around the neck of the cameo were some tiny diamond chips … but one was missing.

Sandpaper is used for various reasons, but mostly to remove or reshape an object. In woodworking there are a number of tools that one can use to sand a project. From handheld sanding blocks, to orbital sanders, to the “get the job done” belt sanders. Sandpaper comes in a multitude of levels …

The flags are waving in the July sun. The bands are playing patriotic music. Everyone is assembled to see the long-awaited fireworks. The air is filled with patriotism and thanksgiving for being able to live in this land of the free and the home of the brave.

Four places where the tithe is talked about are: Genesis 14-20, Abram gave tithe of all to Melchizedek after the slaughter. Genesis 28:20-22, Jacob vowed a vow that all God gives him he would give a tenth if God would keep him in this way, and give him meat and clothing and bring him safely …

The theory of evolution is a feeble effort to deny the inevitable, Creation!! Evolution professes to be the intellectual answer to the origin of life, spontaneous generation. This claims life came about from chemicals found in rocks, dirt, water and the air. Therefore, life popped into exist…

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them, Genesis 2:1, KJV. On the seventh day of creation, God saw everything that he made and it was good and rested. God the son who created all and was appointed heir of all things by the triune God and who (Christ) being the …

It was a daily ritual for little Mary to walk to and from her school. One day, although the weather was questionable, she set out on her normal trek to the elementary school. Throughout the morning, the clouds began to form. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thund…

My husband, Ken, remembers when he would take negative film into a dark room and with the use of special lighting, chemicals and know-how, develop the impressions captured on film. Then they would be hung on a line to dry.

A neighbor friend kindly introduced me to homemade sourdough bread, gave me the starter and now I make it, too. However, once I had the starter, I learned there were several tools I needed.

In our nation of freedom of speech and press, much advertising is comparing one product to another of the same kind. “Evidence” is presented to show the superiority of their product. We will use this freedom of press and religion to compare Christianity and Islam, i.e., Jesus and Mohammed. O…

A small dog had been struck by a car and was lying injured on the side of the road. A good doctor happened to drive by. Noticing that the little dog was still alive, he stopped his car, picked up the animal, and took it home with him. There, he discovered that the dog had suffered minor cuts…

It truly amazes me that if a person believes and states that God does not exist, that His Holy Word is a myth that becomes truth to them. That person is going to have two reality checks coming in their eternal lives. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 [“But the natural man does not receive …

When our oldest grandson, Walter, invited us to a very special event … his Eagle Scout ceremony … we happily accepted. He had worked diligently to achieve this highest rank when only 16.

The first night alone in the house with my 1-year-old son took more courage than I had. Once I knew all the doors were secure and my son was asleep in his crib, I retreated to my bedroom. Separation had occurred and divorce was on the horizon.

“Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil.” So just what ‘evil’ is being referred to here? It’s the evil of arrogantly believing oneself wise as to the things of God and understanding Him, thinking you posses the “forbidden knowledge of good and evil.”

The above question may seem to many as a no-brainer! There are those who claim that science has all the facts of evolution and the creation advocates are moving by blind faith! Monroe E. Hawley summaries it this way: “Both creation and evolution require faith. The Christian “by faith…underst…

As I looked around me in April, I saw tree limbs that have shrugged out of a winter cloak grown too small. Even winter’s beautiful lacy snow that covered the branches is long gone.

The first of many prophecies that prove that God is real and Bible is 100% real was given to the prophet Isaiah (760BC to 698BC) was told by God this in Isaiah 45:18 [“For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who d…

The King James Bible is the infallible, inspired word of the living God; purified and preserved without any provable error for us in the English language (Psalm 12:6,7 KJV). It is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

The true story is told of an early 1960s University of Florida football team in the midst of practice. Jack Katz, a large lineman, had proven himself to be the fastest lineman on the team. One day, Katz walked up to Coach Ray Graves and asked if he could run sprints with the faster running b…

Throughout the winter, our thermostat is set at one temperature for sleeping and another for daytime activities. During the day, it is set at 68 degrees. However, just before we turn in for the night, we bring it down to 58.

The picture showed up on my phone of a tiny newborn baby. I was immediately captivated and wondered for just a moment. Then I realized it was my nephew’s and niece’s long-awaited son and the rejoicing began.

AVON PARK — In anticipation of the formal reopening of the “Twice as Nice Shoppe” at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 2, J.P. O’Connor, senior pastor at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Community Services Director Mavis Sager show one of the signs to be used at the ribbon cutting ceremony that …

See the shepherd on the hills with his sheep. His staff has protected and rescued little lambs who strayed away from the flock.

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There is only one way to eternal life and any other thought up way means eternal condemnation. Let’s start with Mark 4:12; KJV. Jesus states here that one must not just see but, perceive and not just hear but, understand.

At 10:30 p.m., we turned in for a good night’s sleep only to be awakened around 2:30 a.m. Three successive beeps and the sudden snuffing out of our neighbor’s driveway light assured me a power failure had thrust us into utter darkness that seemed almost touchable.

This week, we will conclude our series of lessons on faith, works, and grace. As we have read in the Bible, all of these factors must be present if we desire an eternal home in Heaven. When one puts his faith into action and obeys God’s plan of salvation, he comes in contact with the cleansi…

Just after a horrific event such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the attack on September 11th, the US military often sees a spike in enlistment. Those are tragic events marked in our country’s history. However, there is a great war being fought every single day; it is a war for our souls. …

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