Tag Archive: sin

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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Aug 11 2013

How does your favorite animal remind you of God?

“A giraffe can kiss the clouds because it is long, and God is long,” says Tori, age 6. Well, the Psalmist wrote that “with an outstretched arm” God’s mercy endures forever. I suppose “outstretched” qualifies as long. custom writing essays “God created the horse so people could ride on it,” says Jacob, 7. “The horse …

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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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May 22 2013

Purpose and possibilities

  It began when I bought him his first pair of cowboy boots. He looked at them lovingly and wore them with great pride. Even to bed. After he fell asleep, I would quietly go into his room and remove them gently not wanting to awaken him. Michael and I “progressed” from the boots to …

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May 19 2013

No heaven or hell? I wouldn't bet on it

We humans struggle with the mystery of life after death. Many people believe they have had a near death experience. Others believe they actually died, but were sent back from Heaven to continue life on earth. I’ve never heard a report of anyone going to Hell and being sent back. Hmm. I would never challenge …

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May 12 2013

Remembering Mom and praising God

When Mom gasped suddenly and took her final breath in this life earlier this month, succumbing to the insidious disease of Alzheimer’s, we were there with her. My brother Jimmy, sister Kelly, our aunt Kathryn and uncle Reggie (Mom’s brother and sister), and I were gathered at her bedside and watched her pass from this …

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May 08 2013

A love that knows no limits

Forgiveness, above everything else, is a sign of love. The more we love and value another person, the quicker we are to forgive that one if they have hurt or harmed us, injured or insulted us. Love, especially deep love, will forgive quickly and completely. On the other hand, when someone does something to us …

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May 01 2013

Can a Christian who sins go to heaven?

Kids’ answers fall into three categories: the smilers, the hopeful and the performers. I call the first group the smilers because Ashley, 9, says: “Yes!! You will definitely go to heaven if you are a Christian and sin!” cheap softwares The hopeful are represented by Josh, 7: “Yes, you can go to heaven if you …

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