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There are a lot of variations when the history of our Thanksgiving holiday is discussed. Fine points in the history are disputed. For us, the history of Thanksgiving should not be the most important … more
He was not actually my uncle. He was a cousin in the family but I called him “Uncle Gus” because in those days young people always addressed their elders with a title. So, you said “Mr.” or … more
More than one hundred fifty years ago, a young teenager wrote a beautiful poem. It was a personal tribute to his Savior. The poem became a powerful hymn of the church when music was written for it a … more
We use the word “hero” very loosely today. Almost any good deed can get one the designation “hero.” But the real hero is “the person who is recognized for great or brave acts or fine … more
Horatio Spafford was a 43 year old lawyer who lived in Chicago in a suburb on the north side of the city. He was married to Anna and they had five children – one son and four daughters. In 1871 … more
In the days of stagecoach travel in the old west, a company was hiring drivers for their stagecoach routes. The hiring was very competitive and the interview process for the candidate drivers was … more
Jesus was speaking to all of us when He said, “Do not judge and you will not be judged.” This is one particular teaching that will bring you great peace if you will accept it. Incorrectly judging … more
Jesus gave us a perfect model for prayer. His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. He responded by saying, “Pray like this: …” He followed that by giving us what we call “The Lord’s … more
I recently had another birthday. It was just one more in a series of many. These days I get nostalgic at the time of my birthday. It is hard for me not to reflect on the past when I have that glaring … more
Two men were walking together down a dusty road. As they walked they discussed issues of great importance to them. They were followers of a new religion and their leader had just been killed by the … more
Almighty power is complete and absolute power. God is the only almighty power in the Universe. He is omnipotent. He has all power over all things in the Creation. He is omniscient. He knows … more
The course of a person’s life is often changed with one decision. At every crossroads of life we have to choose the right way or the wrong way. At those crossroads of decision many people have … more
Run the race. Stay the course. Never give up. These are statements that have been used many time to speak of persevering to the final victory. The Christian life is often compared to a race by … more
Faith is a decision to believe. While our faith is deeply spiritual, it starts with the mental determination to believe. There are innumerable questions that can be asked that discourage faith. … more
We use the word “hero” very loosely today. Almost any good deed can get one the designation “hero.” But the real hero is “the person who is recognized for great or brave acts or fine … more
Everyone knows this. We should praise the Lord and thank Him faithfully. However, so many of us fail to do it. Every day is a cause for rejoicing and praising Him. Praise Him for this day! … more
How many times have you heard someone say, “Give me what I deserve.” It makes me think of the adage “Be careful what you ask for because you may get it.” The last thing most of us should … more
One of the greatest victories you can ever with is a victory over fear. Fear can paralyze you. It can immobilize you. It can destroy you. There are fears, or phobias, that everyone faces. There … more
One of the most powerful things anyone can say to me is ”I am praying for you.” I know some people just use that expression as a toss away comment. But when someone tells me that and I … more
It is amazing that anyone could be seen as guiltless for his past no matter what he has done. However, that is exactly what the term “Justified” means in the Scriptures. The great Scripture … more
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