The Resurrection of Christ
This coming weekend is Easter Sunday. The day known around America as the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. His resurrection was predicted in the Old Testament and came to fruition in the New and this is the day our country has set aside to celebrate the plan God put together at the very beginning of time so that we may have a hope of being in Heav... read all »
Are You Raising Good People?
“Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will drive it far from him”, Proverbs 22:15 Children are foolish unless we teach & train them to be otherwise. If you want to avoid having foolish children, you have to put forth some effort. Trust me, it is not easy, and you won’t get it right all the time, but God provides some guidance... read all »
What to Do If You Are Sad
1. Give your sadness time – While pain resulting from an injury (either physical or emotional) is usually the greatest at first, the process of healing begins almost immediately. It is a process, however, and cannot be rushed. Give yourself permission to hurt for a while and allow the hurt to subside. Even Jobs three “friends” sat quietly with him for seven d... read all »
Keeping a Blessing, a Blessing
Live streaming! Who would have thought 20+ years ago that the Lord’s people while physically separated could stay in touch with worship & Bible classes through the internet? I have thanked God many times for this technology. Circumstances have often dictated temporary interruptions. Snow, ice, hail storms, tornadoes, power-outages, etc. have all proven to be goo... read all »
How are People Made?
Well, of course we know what must be done to get a baby, right? This alone shows us that it is not by means of our genius that these little blessings come into being. The physical body of a baby is a miraculous sort of thing. You have a nearly microscopic egg that is fertilized by a single microscopic sperm and voila, you have all the makings of a tiny person, and ... read all »
Have you ever watched a dog chase his tail? He works at it so hard but most times he is unsuccessful in capturing that elusive target. No matter how many times he tries or how hard he tries, it seems just out of his reach. Oh, occasionally he grasps it, but when he does, he can't continue that way. He has no hope in his victory, but it doesn't stop him from trying.... read all »
Valentine's Day
Today is Valentine’s Day! A day set aside in our society for showing love to our significant other. Now, I have no vendetta against the holiday, but have you’ve noticed that “love” is marketed to us in the forms of jewelry, flowers, candies, and stuffed animals. That is what I have seen my entire life, so I think it’s safe to say that society sees “love”... read all »
Exodus is Us
As Israel was freed from Egyptian slavery, so all who have obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ have been freed from sin! But the Israelites were not happy campers. Regardless of God’s profound care for them, they seemed determined to find reasons to complain. Pharaoh’s gonna get us! Thirst is gonna get us! Hunger’s gonna get us! The giants are gonna get us! ... read all »
The Blind the Leading the Blind
Solomon was the wise king of Israel who brought his nation to its zenith of power and prosperity. He did so, however, by overtaxing his people. When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam took the throne. The new king was immediately approached by one of his father’s former servants as well as representatives of the entire nation. They promised faithful service to Rehoboam... read all »
Secondary Side Effects of Covid-19
By now, you probably know that COVID-19 can give you headaches, upset stomach, difficulty breathing, body aches, fever, impact your ability to taste and smell and a variety of other such symptoms (including death) that seem to vary from one victim to another. As if the above were not bad enough, I have seen that this malady can now boast what I believe to be even mor... read all »