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Sep 14 2014

What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 2)

“When I see God, he’ll make a rainbow for me,” says Ally, 5. “He’s gonna show me how to make one. He’s gonna sit down in the grass and eat an apple with me.” Ally’s answer is more than cute. It could be insightful as well. Who knows the entire capabilities of a resurrected body …

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Sep 13 2014

A View of the World

I recently attended the presentation by State Representative David Simpson at the Maude Cobb Convention Center on his trip this summer to the Mexican border and his take on the situation there with respect to the unaccompanied children arriving. I applaud Mr. Simpson’s ability to recognize the need for compassion with respect to how these …

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Sep 07 2014

What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 1)

“When I see God, I will give him a big hug,” says Whitney. “Then I will go say ‘hi’ to all the people in Bible times. Then I will ask him everything I ask my parents that they can’t answer.” Whitney, I’m sure your parents will rejoice with you. “I will fall down on my …

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Dec 15 2013

What is the Golden Rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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Dec 08 2013

How Does Knowing God’s Love Affect Your Relationships With People?

“I’m OK, You’re OK” is the title of a former best-selling book. “I Stink, You Stink” is the reality behind many soured relationships. God’s love “affects me because I feel loved, and that makes me love other people,” says Rachel, 9. Rachel has identified the key to healthy relationships. When we know God loves us …

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Dec 07 2013

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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Nov 26 2013

Giving Thanks Indeed: Longview Clergy Coalition leads the way

The Longview Clergy Coalition recently held a prayer rally at the Gregg County Court House. St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Father Gavin Vaverek offered up opening prayers followed by the Reverend Lewis Thompson, Jr. who read aloud relevant scripture and led in a prayer thanking Jesus for the cross and for His spiritual blessings. Others of …

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Nov 24 2013

Should you obey a law that forbids worshipping God?

“I would rather die than to obey a law that prohibits worshipping God,” says Sarah, age 8. “I love God with all my heart. You should do what’s right. Obey what’s right, and you will be fine.” Thank you for your incredible statement, Sarah. I’m amazed and challenged by your love and devotion. “I would …

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