Tag Archive: Bible

Jun 27 2015


By: James J. Jackson “Somebody STOP me! “ It was a line in a Jim Carrie movie that we’ve heard in comedy routines, and in everyday life. A more pertinent question is “Why don’t you stop yourself?” Society today seems all too willing to accept the premise that any perpetrator of bad behavior is simply …

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Jun 24 2015


By: James J. Jackson I recently lost a good friend and neighbor, Dan Goff from colon cancer. Dan was a man of great integrity with a strong set of values. He loved people unconditionally, and spent his life uplifting and encouraging others; always willing to volunteer his time and talents. Dan was a talented musician …

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Jun 24 2015

Prayer Power


Longview Clergy Coalition President Jeff Borgwardt is clear on the reasons for his group’s call for prayer. With all the issues Longview has faced during the past six months, and with summer starting he and the Coalition, decided this is an even-better-than-usual time to pray. The Coalition has hosted prayer walks in the past, but …

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Dec 07 2014

Why Has God The Father Given His Son Power Over Everything?

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By Carey Kinsolving “Jesus deserves all the power,” says Kianna, 9. “He died on the cross to save us from our sins. This is cool for me to believe in him. He created everything, so he should have power over everything. I think he totally deserves it!” In the Apostle John’s vision of heaven, he …

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Oct 19 2014

What Difference Can a Teacher Make?

A teacher can make a difference by giving less homework, 10 extra minutes for recess, extra field trips and five popcorn parties a day,” says Sara, 10. If kids could vote for and serve as school board members, Sara would win easily. “Teachers help us learn skills for later on in life,” says Rachel, 11. …

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Sep 29 2013

We are what we worship

There are some religions in the Orient that follow practices that are condemned by Scripture and society. A member of one of them was jailed for robbery and murder which was part of his “faith.” While imprisoned he was visited by a missionary who shared with him the message of salvation. After he accepted Christ, …

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Aug 04 2013

Why did God forbid murder in the sixth commandment?

There are three reasons Chase, age 11, would never murder anyone: 1) “It is wrong to take a gift of God”; 2) “If you think about it, I don’t believe you would want someone to kill you”; and 3) “You don’t want to go ZZZZ in the electric chair.” Yes, life is a gift of …

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Jul 25 2013

Why does God bless the peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). “A peacemaker is a person who breaks up fights,” says Doug, age 10. Is this a referee or more like a bouncer? “If you try not to start fights but settle them, you will be thanked,” says Davis, 10. Often the …

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