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Thought for the Day

Dealing with conflict made easier

Conflict resolution can be extremely uncomfortable, to the extent that many of us will avoid it all costs. We might even let a conflict simmer just to avoid the uneasiness of confronting someone or confronting the issue itself. Perhaps one reminder can help us with this. There is a verse that is often quoted out of context that applies to this subject. Jesus said, “For…

Where my mind goes FIRST

There is a lot happening in our nation right now. There is a divide among us that is full of hate. There are cultural pressures that we may not even realize. We have been influenced to think, respond and behave in certain ways. As a Christian, I must learn to always be MORE “mindful of the things of God” than “the things of men” (Matt. 16:23).…

Are you in love?

How much do you “love” the things of this world and the things of this life? Meaning, how much are you devoting yourself to the things of this world and the things of this life? The devil makes it so easy and so appealing to “think” that we are good with God, while at the same time we are pursuing all of…

Looking, looking, looking unto Jesus

The inspired penman of the book of Hebrews continually appealed to his struggling brethren to not turn their back on Christ and give up their faith. As he emphasized their personal need for steadfastness, he penned the great chapter of Hebrews 11.  We know and love this great chapter, which highlights the faithful obedience of some of those Old Testament heroes.  Why does…

God writes prescriptions

Sometimes people will hear about Bible stories, or maybe even read a Bible story without full context, and they will make God out to be some kind of monster. An example of this is the account of Uzzah, who “took hold” of the ark of covenant when “the oxen stumbled,” and “God struck him there for his error” (2 Sam. 6:6-7). Why would God…

The “Know Better” family

Have you met the “Know Better” family? It’s a growing and rather influential “family”! There are those who “Know Better” than the elders of the church, or the ones who “Know Better” than the nice sandwich-maker at the deli, or those who “Know Better” than the driver still sitting at a green light while a slow pedestrian crosses in front of him. The “Know…

The skillful Weaver

If a Jew had walked up to the entrance of the tabernacle, on its east side, he would have seen a beautiful “screen” covering the front opening that was 15 feet wide and 15 feet tall. The “screen” was made of “blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen” (Ex. 26:36). Even without God adding this in the text, it would have been…

Abortion is not health care

It does NOT matter how you package a lie or even if it is an educated professional who is the one wrapping the package, a lie is a lie and will never be the truth! We are being inundated today with “medical professionals” and government agencies and advocacy groups screaming that “abortion is health care.”  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states…