Monday, 08 August 2016 13:14

More Words

In Matthew 12:35-37, Jesus challenges us to make good use of the words we speak: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (NKJV)

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Friday, 01 July 2016 08:53

Prayer...A Powerful Weapon

In Ephesians 6: 10-12, we can read this exhortation: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (NKJV)

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:07

What Are Your "Essentials"?

The image is clear from John chapter 15...Jesus said in verse 5: “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (NKJV)

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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:52

A Perilous Path

The Bible warns us against empty pursuits - the thirst to have more money, to gain more material resources, and perhaps to “hit the jackpot” in life. 

Proverbs 13:7 offers: “There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.” (NKJV).  In Proverbs 13:11 (NKJV), the Bible says: “Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.”

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:19

Righteousness Exalts a Nation

God wants us to be wise in Him, and to live according to His principles. That can enhance our individual lives and contribute to a more righteous society, if significant numbers of believers take that to heart.  Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” (NKJV)

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Friday, 01 January 2016 11:16

Hungry?

This is the beginning of a new year, and by the time you have acquired a copy of this magazine and come across this column, you may have already made and broken your New Year’s resolutions.  I certainly hope not, but a Forbes story from 2013 indicated that some 40% of Americans make such resolutions, but only 8% keep them, according to research from the University of Scranton cited in the article.

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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:03

Found Out

It’s unnerving to think that personal data could end up in the wrong hands.  We have perhaps experienced credit card information that has been compromised, and are learning that skilled hackers can gather data and perhaps use it against others.

This brings us to the situation involving the cheating-facilitation site Ashley Madison.  First of all, you recognize that these data miners are stealing, so they can take no moral high ground.

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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 07:25

Truths for a Lasting Marriage

Recently, my wife, Beth, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and coinciding with it, we opened up a box from our storage room full of wedding memorabilia - including the guest books from our wedding, the program, and even the script for the ceremony.  It was a fun journey to relive some of those moments, and one that I would highly recommend for married couples.  We also celebrated by pulling out our wedding video (that’s right, on VHS).

Looking back at milestones in our lives can help reinforce some of those glorious moments on life’s journey, especially when you consider some of those spiritual moments.  We devoted our marriage ceremony to be a time of worship and celebration.  One of the ministers performing our ceremony encouraged those in attendance, as we spoke words of affirmation to one another, to take some time to affirm their spouse along with us.

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