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Jul 24 2013

America, land of the free and home of the blessed!

Happy Birthday, America. God has truly showered His grace upon you as a nation. Many people today take delight in attacking America. Many people castigate the U.S. regularly, spewing hate-filled epithets about our nation. The problem is, the leading America-haters are American citizens. We have so much to be thankful for, yet so many of …

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Jun 16 2013

What kind of father are you?

The survey asked, “What kind of father are you? The choiceswere: 1. Authoritative; 2. Controlling; 3. Nurturing; 4. Easy going; and 5. A push-over. I pondered the question as it pertains to me, and came up with a choice that was not included in the survey: All of the above. Fatherhood done right is such …

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May 28 2013

Memorial Day…a day to count our blessings

As we approach Memorial Day, memories of past celebrations of this holiday come to mind. As a child, Memorial Day signaled the first holiday of the summer (although it technically takes place while it is still Spring). Memorial Day observance goes back to the Civil War, and was intended to honor and pay homage to …

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Apr 06 2013

Keeping your word – even when the rules change

I once heard a man say, “I know I gave my word, but the rules changed, so I’m off the hook.” His words had a profound effect upon me, because I am who I am because of someone who didn’t abandon his promise when the rules changed. My father, Sam and his younger brother, David …

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Jul 02 2012

Be careful of your witness

By James J. Jackson The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed-not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list …

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Jun 05 2012

Will you seek God’s wisdom or play a game of chance?

By James J. Jackson Many of the TV game shows are based upon human greed.  On the show ‘Deal or No Deal’, one can increase their winnings by making just the right choices of suitcases.  ‘Jeopardy’ allows one to wager all of their money (or even more than they have) in order to increase their …

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Mar 15 2012

Is the earth bursting at the seams, or is there plenty of room for more?

By James J. Jackson The United Nations warns us that the world’s population is about to surpass 7 Billion people. Many fear this is the result of ‘population explosion’, described as a condition where an organism’s numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat..”. Experts opine that, “Humans are 10,000 more common than they should …

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Nov 16 2011

Give thanks to the Lord

By James J. Jackson Thanksgiving Day brings fond memories of family gatherings, food, fun and many happy times.  The tradition of giving thanks to God for harvest goes back hundred of years, even  before the United States existed. The most famous Thanksgiving celebration took place in 1621 when the Indians and pilgrims joined together, exchanging …

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