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I spend a good chunk of time each week working with, learning from and encouraging fellow senior adults. It seems to me that the ones best able to “finish the race” don’t spend a … more
I am an advocate of long marriages. There’s just something about them that gets me excited. When I meet someone who says they’ve been married 58 years or 44 years or even 30 years, I … more
You know that all of us have trials, but most of them are passing in nature. They usually come for a reason, and thankfully, just last for a season. Don’t get locked into the negative mindset, … more
If you asked 100 Christians to name the greatest women in the Bible, this woman probably wouldn’t make anyone’s list. But I think I can reveal a little known fact about her that will put … more
For youngsters, the wheels of time turn slowly, no matter how many “hurry ups” they desire. Indeed, dream fulfillment is painfully slow. The same is often true for grown-ups, too. For … more
I’ve been an American my entire life. Although I was born in Nigeria to missionary parents, my parents returned to the states when I was two. I sometimes wonder what life would have been like … more
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016? I do. I was shouting for joy at the election of Donald Trump as America’s President. I can also still remember … more
Judgment upon the nations in 13-23 now expands to judgment of the whole earth. Chapters 24-27 proclaim the Lord of all the earth in a literary form called “Apocalyptic.” The coming Day of … more
We live in a world that has many trials. Even as Christians we will face them. How often have you longed for peace and calmness? The Lord Jesus tells us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, … more
Whatever is said usually doesn’t measure up to sheer artistry, since brush-and-easel greats can land haymakers to writers who are armed only with words. Use of color and much else conveys … more
Tyre and Sidon formed the commercial capital of the Mediterranean region. This oracle is a fine example of judgment falling at the point where a strength had created pride of accomplishment. In two … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It is so hard to believe that this year is moving along in the way it is. Some things are beginning to return to ‘normal’ (whatever that … more
My dad passed away 11 years ago (Aug. 30, 2010) and so I have been doing a lot of reminiscing. I thought I’d share a few of our good times and lessons that I learned from one of dad’s … more
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to journey into outer space. His capsule, Vostok 1, completed one orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. When he returned to … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, This past week brought about something that I never thought that I would see. Truth is there were quite a few that didn’t think that I would … more
Judah’s leadership was a primary concern to the prophet. Like his father Ahaz, King Hezekiah would face numerous temptations to look elsewhere for deliverance. He would show great faith and … more
The daughter of one of my long, long time preacher friends, posted what most people would call a “RANT” today about child abuse by professing Christians. She is SPOT ON! Here is one of my … more
Pampa/Priest Park Church of God is celebrating 90 years of ministry to Pampa, this Sunday, June 13, with the Church of God Presiding Bishop, Dr. Timothy M. Hill, minister. Dr. Hill is the son of … more
Ever-deepening Christian faith is called upon by believers who sometimes are challenged by their “trust and obey” commitment. We need only point to COVID-19, which has laid claim to as … more
In a second oracle against her (13:1-14:23), Babylon is clearly identified in 21:9 as the target of the “wilderness of the sea” (21:1). Picture a sandstorm tsunami. The NLT gets at the … more
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