Have you ever heard someone say about a person “they’re very religious”? Then some people apply the term to some activity or habit, like “I ‘religiously’ follow my diet.” What do you think of when you hear that word? What does “religion” mean, and why does it mean what it does to different people? I … Continue reading Religion or Relationship?
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who … Continue reading Never Late
Does the word "race" appear in the Bible with the same meaning as we see it used today? I think not. Now, in different translations the word 'race' does appear, but it seems to usually mean the human race, which is translated from "Man", which usually in the OT means "mankind" or all people as … Continue reading Race? What Race?
I want to share with you one of my daily devotions. This one from Worthy Brief. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark 9:33-35- Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?” But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed … Continue reading On Being Great
Today, many young people believe - wrongly - that socialism is the answer to America's problems. They believe that things like "Medicare for All" and "The Equality Act" and the "For the People" act are going to resolve the current issues of racism, recover the economy, and make things better for American citizens. What America … Continue reading Only One Answer
Billy Graham told the story about a man walking who came upon the site of a newly constructed cathedral. The stone mason was busy at a work bench shaping the last piece, the piece that went on the very top of the spire. The man inquired about what the mason was doing. “Well,” he replied, … Continue reading Fitting In
A hymn by Charles Wesley - And Can it be that I should Gain? And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die … Continue reading Amazing Grace and Amazing Love
I'm not a doctor, nurse, EMT, CNA, scientist, medical professional, etc., etc. (little disclaimer here) BUT I do believe COVID is very serious, especially for those of us who have those health issues called "comorbidities." (Even the term sounds ominous.) Some of us have little doubt if we catch COVID, we're probably goners. I don't … Continue reading Inflated Data
The weather in the Midwest is just like it is in much of the rest of the country - frigid and snowy! That even tends to be an understatement. So with the COVID restrictions and guidelines that force us to stay inside, I guess we should be use to it by now? Nah, not so … Continue reading Waiting In Faith
I knew a man who was brought up in a time when people in the rural areas hunted, trapped, and fished to put meat on the table. And along with that pelts were sold that brought in extra money as well. He knew a lot about wildlife, and that from first-hand experience. One thing he … Continue reading How Do You Smell?