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October 5, 2020

Mirrors! Mirrors! They are everywhere it seems. In addition to being useful, they are also fascinating to us. A child or an animal may be entertained by just looking into a mirror. We probably all looked into a mirror this morning and hopefully were benefited by that.

G...

August 3, 2020

Whom can you believe these days? the media? the political voices? the educators? the pulpit? And what about you and me?

A few years back there was a TV game show called Truth or Consequences. It was a funny program where you either answered a silly question correctly or...

May 18, 2020

As Christians, we are not exempt from the heartache of trouble, the anguish of suffering, or the sorrows of death. Such burdens are a routine part of life for fallen man because we yet await the deliverance from the bondage of corruption (Rom. 8).

But until then, we are...

April 28, 2020

Storms can be so scary, threatening and even devastating. We can wish and hope that they will never come, but they do and they always will. Some of my past extreme weather experiences come to mind as I contemplate the crisis that is happening in our world today.

I recal...

March 23, 2020

The word “remember” is one that appears often in the Bible. If you look at Psalm 77, for example, you will find a form of the word five times.

“I remembered God, and was troubled.”—Vs. 3.

“I call to remembrance my song in the night.”—Vs. 6.

“And I said, This is my infirm...

February 24, 2020

Little things can seem very insignificant, but they may be quite useful or even highly valuable. Just suppose you wanted to build a room onto your house. If you bought the lumber, the shingles and the drywall but neglected to purchase the nails, your project would be p...

January 13, 2020

In the November 29 issue I gave you Part One of “Making Home a Happy Place.” Since I wanted to write a Christmas column and a New Year’s column, I decided to hold Part Two until now.

In Part One I covered three things, namely, (1) a solid foundation, (2) established ord...

December 23, 2019

   When George Frideric Handel feverishly wrote for a solid thirteen hours in composing the famous oratorio Messiah, it was a real deal! Written in 1741, it is still much loved today.

   When General George Washington knelt for prayer in the snow at Valley Forge (1...

December 9, 2019

A happy home happens by deliberate design and intent, but not through indifference and carelessness. Without a commitment to building

a happy home, it will most likely be a place of discontentment and even discord—if it survives at all.

A dysfunctional home may occasiona...

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