Faith and Religion
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The Preacher first relates some observations on wealth in 2:1-11. In 5:10-20 he goes into detail about legitimate uses of possessions in contrast to being possessed by riches and the folly of seeking … more
The Bible is full of examples of believers who stumbled (some even fell away) because of the influence of family. Here I only want to focus on one: Jehoshaphat. The life of Jehoshaphat is … more
4:08am, eyes open, thinking about dozing some more, but don’t want to miss my yearly 6am appointment with those 130 names and their families at the Gray County Veteran’s Memorial Wall … more
Calvary Baptist will be hosting its annual Vacation Bible School from June 4th through the 8th. This year’s theme will be Zoomerang, an Australian-based ministry program geared toward children. … more
If you take a few minutes to read any local or national news, you will find tragic stories. They often surround a person or group of people making poor moral choices that harm themselves and others. … more
Few songs have ever overwhelmed as many followers of Christ worldwide, with inspiration and encouragement, as Sinach’s “Way Maker”. It is safe to say that since it’s release … more
The Preacher holds a very serious view of God, so it is not surprising that he shares words of wisdom regarding the use or abuse of words in relationship to God. His advice particularly concerns how … more
Through references to pairs of things, the Preacher moves the reader’s attention to how people commonly relate to each other, or should. He observed that many people consider life as a contest … more
On May 7, 2023, God blessed Hi-Land Christian Church with one of the most amazing services of which I have ever been a part. It all began with the Rodriguez family, who several weeks prior began … more
Our Presbyterian presence in the Ukraine/Romania area, the Rev. Kristen Harris, will be here in person to deliver a sermon and speak about her ministry to NOROC (New Opportunities for Romanian … more
The Preacher observed officials who should protect and serve the interests of the people involved in things like graft, corruption, and bribery. He observed injustice where justice should have … more
Do you identify yourself as a Christian? If so, here is a quick 5 question test, contained   in the Scriptures, that will let you know if God agrees with you. Nervous? Scared? After all, only … more
Have you ever known someone where what they said, did not match reality? Like a person who talks about the purple heart they were awarded while they served in the military, only to find out they … more
It was Saturday, April 10, 1999 and I had just finished my morning coffee with Nathan, my preacher bud. On the way to the office I made my usual stop by Albertson’s Supermarket to check out … more
The question of singular importance for the Preacher concerns what brings lasting value to one’s life and activities. No one “controls” the times of life; God retains control of … more
Zion Lutheran Church will host the Annual Big Z Barbecue from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member … more
Contempt. In relationships with other people, it reflects how one treats another person. A customer treating the waitress that is serving him with disrespect, or a homeowner feeling the man that … more
A young man at our church, Justin Carlton, told me something that I laughed at because I was sure he was pulling my leg. The problem was, he didn’t laugh. What was it? You’re not going to … more
The Preacher came to despise life itself because he felt it unfair. Since death levels the field, what about the products of one’s labor? He looks at his “stuff” and wonders what it … more
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