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How Close Are You To God?

 

Have you heard about the old couple, Jeb and Mabel, riding along in their car one day? Of course, Jeb’s driving. And Mabel’s on the passenger side.

Mabel begins to reminisce when they were younger and how much in love they were. “Remember, those Sunday afternoon drives we used to take together, Jeb?

“You know,” Mabel continued, “we used to sit real close together when we when out for a drive.” Continue reading

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“In God We Trust”

Beginning this month the state of Mississippi will begin issuing license plates with the national motto: “In God We Trust.” Other states offer a specialty plate with the motto, but the Mississippi plate will be the standard plate issued to all drivers.

“I was proud to sign legislation in 2014 that added the United States National Motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ to the Mississippi State Seal,” Governor Phil Bryant wrote in May. “Today, I am equally delighted to announce that it will adorn our new Mississippi license plates.” Continue reading

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Is There A God?

On Tuesday a book by Physicist Stephen Hawking was released entitled, Brief Answers to Big Questions. This posthumous work (Hawking died last March) covers many major issues including his disbelief in God.

According to CNN the book was not finished when he died so his family and friends used his notes to complete it.

“Do I have faith?” Hawking writes. “We are each free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. No one created the universe, and no one directs our fate.” Continue reading

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Attributes of God From A-Z

Yesterday, as Norma Jean and I toured the National Museum of Archaeology  in Athens and viewed the artifacts of the great thinkers and philosophers of Greece and Rome, it occurred to me that with all their intellectual acumen, most did not truly know Jehovah God.

Yesterday’s post discussed Paul’s sermon revealing to the Epicureans and Stoics “The Unknown God” as Jehovah God. Many mocked the apostle’s message. Regardless, God has revealed Himself to us. Continue reading

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Atheist Stephen Hawking is Dead

 

Stephen Hawking, the renown physicist, and avowed atheist died Wednesday.

Hawking, who was 76, wasn’t expected to live past age 25. When he was 21 he was diagnosed with ALS, the incurable neurodegenerative disease. Although he beat the odds for more than 50 years he once said that he “lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years,” Continue reading

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God’s Power Empowers Us

My Bible reading this morning in Ephesians 3 reminds me of a story once told about the late, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.

Palmer once played a series of exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia. The King was so impressed with Palmer both as an athlete and a person than he proposed to give him a gift. One of Palmer’s choosing. Continue reading

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Reviving Our Passion For God

New Yorker Roger Pasquier has an unusual hobby. The retired ornithologist has a keen eye for spotting dropped coins.

Since he began this strange hobby late in 1980’s Pasquier has found almost $2,000 worth of coins dropped on the New York City’s sidewalks.

In recent years he has developed some specific strategies to help him find and keep track of the coins he collects. He avoids eye contact with other pedestrians. He hovers outside of bars where careless drunk people drop money. Continue reading

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