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What’s in a Famous Date?

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved? So they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” -  Acts 16:30-31 July 4th is solidified as America’s Independence Day. But what really happened on that first July 4th? President »

Soon

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely, I am coming soon!’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”  - Revelation 22:20 Just how soon is soon? Are those of us who are living 2100 years after Jesus ascended into a place called “heaven,” likely to see His return before »

For Good or For Ill

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise)’ “ that it might go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” - Ephesians 6:2-3 It is most difficult to enter life without an earthly father! In fact, it »

June Six and ?

“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”-  Luke 12:20-21 June 6, 1944 will n’er »

Charlie and Memorial Day

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” - John 15:13 He came to my platoon from an assignment in Korea, where they had given him numerous Article 15’s and finally sent him to Vietnam as “final punishment.” Article »

Soul Restoring

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.” In the busy, constantly hectic, stress-filled, mishmash of life in the twenty-first century it is nearly impossible for the soul »

Holding It All Together

“...and in Him all things hold together.” - Colossians 1:17 Sticky rice, super glue, invisible spirits? What really keeps all matter in its beautiful configuration? Water in stunning lakes or massive oceans. Mountains and hills in spectacular vistas. Wooded forests. Cactus deserts. Sheer rock cliffs. Tables, chairs, »

Living Dangerously

Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he falls.” - 1 Corinthians 10:12 Some memories of Vietnam never leave me. They are so sharp it seems like they happened yesterday. A few of my enlisted men had come across what they thought was »

A Life Necessity?

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation.” – Psalm 51:12 Watching the news at the close of most days normally opens your mind to the opposite of glad tidings. Most news is not happy news. Typically it is not anywhere near a lullaby by which you »

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