A Promise to Fight

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” I Timothy 6:12

A Promise to Fight

I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take ...

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Who Am I?

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11

Moses’ life was interpolated with abandonment/luxury, love/ rejection, praise/envy, power/justice and now anger /fear. Then one moment of anger, one unchecked impulse, one wrong decision on how to address an unjust situation, led Moses to murder a man and put him on the run from the authorities. While his heart ...

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Work worth the Press

“You remember our labor and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.” I Thessalonians 2:9

Work worth the Press

Living in a world that is ecstatically espoused to a heavy emphasis on technology to achieve goals faster with little effort, many of us would be hard-pressed to resonate with hard, ...

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Full-Fledge Joy!

In your presence there is fulness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

Full-Fledge Joy!

In today’s world we are all too often hard-pressed to even encounter joyful commentaries, or any joyful acuities from day to day. If the truth be told, many of us are heavily burdened with regular occurrences of immense sadness, of societal hardships, and inequities that can drive one to the edge ...

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Discernment is a Great Place to Start Your Plans for Summer Vacation

Discernment is a Great Place to Start Your Plans for Summer Vacation

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, Philippians 1:9-10 ESV

The end of this school year brings anticipation of summer vacation. Long summer days often present more ...

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Living the Gospel in this World

26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. John 19:26-27

 

“Woman Behold your son! Behold your mother! “, the third of Jesus’ seven last words, follows Our Savior’s reassuring words of forgiveness, redemption, ...

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Now We Can Fast

“Then they said to him, ‘John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees,
frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.’” Luke 5:33

Now We Can Fast

In the context of the kingdom of heaven being established by Jesus it appeared that he was being monitored by a host of Pharisees and intellectuals of the law. They too had heard of Jesus’ miracles and ...

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Without Love I am Nothing

…I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. I Corinthians 13:2b

In this society Valentine’s day, the illumination of romantic love, is the highlight of February. On this day people give cards, flowers, dinner or costly gifts like furs and diamonds. However, for some people it never seems as if it is enough; nothing seems to matter. Have you ever wondered why, or why some ...

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Functions of the Conjunction

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Functions of the Conjunction

Remember your high school English Grammar class? Back in the day, during the sixties, what I especially recollect about that class are the conjunctions, ...

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