Monthly Archives: June 2021

A Passage To Ponder: 1Corinthians 13:13

Paul Fritz calls them “the triad of Christian virtues.”

Philip R. Davies wrote, “These three graces form the essential elements of the Christian character.

An unknown author referred to them as “the holy and beautiful sisterhood of Christians virtues.”

And what are they? Continue reading

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Hugs For Health

Did you know that today, June 29th is the national “Hug Holiday”?

Well, according to the national holiday calendar of unusual, weird, or wacky holidays, “this very special day was created by the “Hugs for Health Foundation.”

While I haven’t been able to locate the foundation or the source or creator of this holiday, there is medical documentation that giving and receiving hugs has physical, mental, and emotional benefits. In a paper “For the Heart,” by St. Luke’s hospital, Dr. James O’Keefe, discussed the importance of good relationships to our physical and mental health. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Expectation

Norma Jean and I just spent a long weekend in a cabin at Hills Point Resort. It’s located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the area of the Les Cheneaux Islands.

Now, “resort” may conjure up in your mind specific creature comforts and amenities associated with the word. Forget it. These were 90-year-old cabins that may be described as “rustic.” However, some google reviewers preferred “rundown” and “in need of repair.”

Upon checking in, I was talking with the owner, Chris, about the wide range of reviews from 5 stars to 1 star. He replied, “Well, there’s one word that will make a difference in your life.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Worship Opportunities

Today Norma Jean and I are in Cedarville, Michigan, enjoying a bit of R&R in a rustic cabin by Lake Huron.

We expect this morning will be one of the highlights of our trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No, not a tour of Mackinac Island. No, not seeing the cargo ships go through the locks at Sault Ste Marie. No, not a drive to the incredible dunes by the lake. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: June 20-25

Good morning from Cedarville, Michigan

After a profitable and enjoyable time speaking for the Cornerstone Church in Dayton. Ohio, and reconnecting with so many brethren we’ve known through the years, we decided to come to Michigan’s UP for a few days of R&R

We are “roughing it” staying in a 90-year-old cabin on Lake Huron, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation where Lake Huron and Lake Superior meet.  We are blessed.  And thank God for the opportunities He’s provided for us. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #45

I have done a lot of reading over the years from the famous author anonymous. I came across this list in my file on “life” some time ago.    I’m sharing it with you because I liked it and I think you will too. And it’s Bible-based. Continue reading

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The Power of Words

A 21st century Jewish Rabbi shared this striking statement about the power of words:

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively use words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: 2Thessalonians 2:13-17

Bill Maher is a social commentator, comedian, actor, and TV Host, who’s highly critical of religion. Several years ago he wrote and starred in a documentary entitled “Religulous”, a combination of the words “religious” and “ridiculous.”

Maher once described Christians as having a neurological disorder that keeps them from thinking. “Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need, Maher boldly claimed. “But I’m not an atheist, no. I believe there’s some force. If you want to call it God… I don’t believe God is a single parent who writes books.” Continue reading

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Children of Light “Wake Up”

In what was described by LifeSiteNews.com as a “barn burner speech,” Senator Ted Cruz called for churches, preachers, and pastors in America “to wake up.”

Cruz, who recently spoke in Kissimmee, Florida at the annual conference hosted by the Faith & Freedom Coalition, excoriated religious leaders who fail to defend Christian morals and values.

“If we are going to defeat the woke assault, then all of us need to wake up,” the staunch conservative exhorted.

“The slumbering Church needs to wake up…,” Cruz continued. “We need to wake up. We need to energize. We need to engage….” Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Perspective

Ted Bauer, a blogger, writer, and editor who lives in the DFW Metroplex, wrote a piece in May for the Whiterock Locator entitled “Imagine You Were Born in 1900.”

As you read it, think about the word “perspective.”

“It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria.” Ted correctly observes. Continue reading

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