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A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 139:13-16

In recent weeks there has been a backlash and vocal outrage over lawmakers proposing and state legislatures passing bills allowing third-trimester abortions up to the moment of birth. As a result, there are some encouraging signs.

A recent court ruling approved an Indiana law that the sale of aborted baby body parts is now illegal. According to the law, a “person who intentionally acquires, receives, sells, or transfers fetal tissue commits unlawful transfer of fetal tissue, a level 5 felony.” Continue reading

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A PASSAGE TO PONDER: 2Corinthians 10:3-5

Yesterday we toured the National Museum of Costa Rica in San José.

The fortress was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks. The exterior walls still have bullets lodged in them from the country’s 1948 civil war. Interestingly, Costa Rica does not have an army. The military was disbanded in 1948. In 1950 the building became a museum.

Among the fascinating exhibits and artifacts displaying the country’s rich history is a section on the Spanish Inquisition which began in 1478 and was not officially abolished until 1834. Continue reading

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A Passage to Ponder: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Yesterday New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, was officially charged with two counts of first-degree solicitation.

It was revealed by authorities last week that “Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City later that day.”

“According to documents released by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office on Monday, it was the second visit by Kraft to the parlor in less than 24 hours.” Continue reading

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A PASSAGE TO PONDER: Philippians 1:9-11

In the neat little book, “Children’s Letters to God” compiled by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall they share the directness, honesty and often humor when kids decide to address their Creator.

“Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? Neil.”

“Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all the people in the world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it. Nan”

“Dear God. Thank you for the baby brother. But what I prayed for was a puppy. Joyce” Continue reading

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A PASSAGE TO PONDER: Galatians 6:7-9

Melvin Newland tells a story about a little boy who had a special, secret place to hide and be all alone.

On the back of their property was an old fruit tree. It had lots of leaves, but it had produced no fruit in years. High up in its branches, hidden from view by the leaves, there was a perfect spot for him to pretend being Tarzan of the jungle, or the commander of a space ship, or anyone a little boy could dream about. It was also a place to hide when he felt mistreated or misunderstood.

So you can imagine how he felt when he heard his father telling his mother, “I think I’ll cut down that old fruit tree. It hasn’t borne any fruit in years.”

What could the little fella do? Continue reading

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A PASSAGE TO PONDER: Galatians 1:6-9

“How do people go so far astray spiritually?” Asked Joe Stowell in his book Following Christ.

This question was raised when Stowell read an article in his local paper about a man, Tom Wilson, who was gunned down as a member of a Neo-Nazi gang.

Tom had grown up in the church where Stowell preached. He had confessed Christ and was baptized. And was active in the church as a teenager. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Mark 12:41-44

Years ago Paul Harvey told a story on his radio show about The Butterball Turkey company setting up a hotline to answer consumer questions about preparing holiday turkeys.

One woman called to inquire about cooking a turkey that had been in her freezer for 23 years.

The operator told her it might be safe if the freezer had been kept below 0 degrees the entire time. But the operator warned the woman that, even if it were safe, the flavor had probably deteriorated, and she wouldn’t recommend eating it. Continue reading

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