Tag Archive: Christian

Sep 15 2013

Time for a new song?

    Sunday church bulletins quite often reveal more than the words printed on them. Other than the date on the front of the bulletin the order of service changes very little. There seems to be three important words that appear in every order of service: Invocation, Offering and Benediction. And in between those words …

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Sep 11 2013

When does never end?

    Can you remember a time in your life when you thought, “God has abandoned me! I can’t find Him anywhere! When I pray, my words bounce back from the sky and when I cry God won’t wipe away the tears. What did I do to deserve this?” Often in our journey to become …

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Sep 08 2013

Faith in God: Good for your health?

Can faith in God improve your health? A surprising number of medical experts say it might. These scientists claim certain desirable qualities might be associated with personal faith and spiritual practice. Benefits often mentioned include speedier recovery from illness, lower blood pressure, stronger immune system, positive mental health and longer life. Insurance underwriters, call your …

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Sep 01 2013

Who is God’s best friend?

The key to long friendships is a short memory, says humorist Michael Hodgin. It’s easy to be a friend to someone who likes and respects you. Have you ever considered being a friend to someone who can’t give you anything in return? Or what about the person whose mere presence gives you a headache? Now …

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Aug 28 2013

Finding life

A Roman soldier once asked his superior for the privilege of speaking to Julius Caesar. His request was granted and when he approached Caesar, he plead for permission to end his life. Looking at the man who stood before him the general saw a man who led a wretched and worthless life. After a moment’s …

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Aug 24 2013

Et Tu, Buddhist? – In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was holy. From the early Christian martyrs to the Crusades to …

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Aug 21 2013

From everlasting to everlasting

Who better to write of God than “the man of God?” Not only was Psalm 90 written by Moses, but beneath the number of the Psalm and before the verses in the Psalm are the words: “A Prayer of Moses the Man of God.” What a powerful description of a Statesman and a servant-leader of …

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Aug 18 2013

Why is gossip wrong?

“Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person,” wrote Ethel Watts. Or, as Ivern Ball quipped, “A small town is a place where there is little to see or do, but what you hear makes up for it.” In small towns or large cities, gossip wreaks havoc wherever it spreads. And it …

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