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The good news about TEMPTATION

The good news about TEMPTATION

Yielding to temptation can be costly. A moment of weakness may bring years of regret. It is dangerous to take temptation lightly. Moses led his people out of their slavery…

Lessons learned from a gentleman

Lessons learned from a gentleman

I met Orlen while in my twenties and serving my first church.  He was the pastor of a thriving congregation.  He had poor eyesight, but his spiritual insight more than…

Plunge into life

Plunge into life

What you do is important.  How you do it may be even more important. Wise Solomon wrote:  “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). …

Finding strength to face difficult days

Finding strength to face difficult days

One morning, the following prayer greeted me at my fax machine: “Dear God, So far today I’ve done alright. I haven’t gossiped. I haven’t lost my temper. I haven’t been…

Cleaning up the other environment

Cleaning up the other environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges.  I was visiting a natural beauty spot but…

True Faith

True Faith

The brief note I received from a friend thanking me for calling revealed the depth of his depression. Knowing he was going through a difficult experience, I had called to…

Practicing Patriotism

Practicing Patriotism

King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right…

When Silence is Golden

When Silence is Golden

Solomon said there is a time to be silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7)   His call for a time of silence immediately preceded his advice that there is also a “time to speak.”…

How to be enriched by remembering

How to be enriched by remembering

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 on an order from General John Logan.  In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day.  Surprisingly,…

Essentials for increasing faith

Essentials for increasing faith

Most people would like to increase their faith.  They struggle with problems too difficult to solve and carry burdens too heavy to bear.  Sleep eludes them and they are on…

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