IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Just Another Day?

Cross+Tomb Another day. Another Friday. Another early morning when the rooster crowed. Folks were awakened. There is work to be done. Business to take care of. People to see. Preparations to be made for Sabbath worship.

A neighbor mentioned some commotion going on in the night. Some criminals captured. A late night and early morning meeting of the Sanhedrin. Odd. But there a day’s business ahead. There is a crowd in town and a buzz about a crucifixion. Guess they found that criminal guilty. But there’s things to do and no time to worry about that.

It’s just another Friday. With much to do. And no time to be distracted. Continue reading

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The Power of One Person

 Hardies Chapel

“The power of one man or one woman doing the right thing for the right reason, and at the right time, is the greatest influence in our society.” – Jack Kemp

I was reminded of this truth again this week. Last night I finished a meeting at a church called Hardies Chapel in Gordon, GA Probably most of you have never heard of it. But the story of their beginning impressed me and I wanted to share it with our readers. Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: 1Corinthians 16:13

Stand Firm

Tolerance has become the new virtue in America today.

We are told not to criticize anything, not to condemn anyone, and to accept everything no matter how bizarre  the behavior may be. Ironically, as a result, people of faith are not to be tolerated for their Bible-based moral beliefs. In fact, recently a national political candidate opined, “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Continue reading

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Don’t Worry! Live in Hope!

 HOpe. God Gives

 

Libby, a 95 old Christian lady, was a nursing home and received a visit from a fellow church member, Gladys.

“How are you feeling?” her friend asked.

“Oh,” said Libby, “I’m just worried sick!”

“What are you worried about, dear?” Gladys asked. “They’re taking good care of you, aren’t they?”

“Yes, they are taking very good care of me.”

“Well, what are you worried about?” Gladys again inquired Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Excuse

excuses

As school is soon coming to a close, no doubt teachers have heard some incredible excuses for their students being absent or not doing their assigned homework.

Here are some actual notes written by parents, with the original spelling, asking their children to be excused.

“Please excuse Jason from being absent on June 28,29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.”

“Please excuse Eddie for being. It was his father’s fault.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Cross: Paradox. Power. Purpose

Cross. WTC

One year ago today the 911 Memorial and Museum was dedicated. But it opened amid various controversies. One objection was raised by an atheist group over the inclusion of a cross.

The 17-foot steel-beam cross was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center towers two days after the 2001 terrorist attacks on America. In days and weeks to come it provided a tangible symbol of comfort and faith to many of those horrified by the events of September 11. Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned from Yogi-isms

Yogi Berra

Former Yankee great and baseball Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra, turned 90 on Tuesday. Berra was known, not only for his  All Star career, but his “Yogi-isms,” funny quips about life and baseball.

His family, friends, and fans gathered to celebrate his remarkable life and career, and to recall some of his famous “Yogi-isms”

Several years ago, Sports Broadcaster, Brent Musburger, told a story that one Fall day Yogi was burning leaves in his yard. Suddenly the wind picked up, and it was getting harder to get the fire line under control. The flames got a bit more aggressive and headed toward a storage shed on the property. So he ran in to call the fire department for help.

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