In 1894, Labor Day became a federal holiday in the USA. It is celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the work and contributions of laborers to the development of the USA.
I’ve often been asked the question (many times in an accusatory way), “How could a loving God send anyone to Hell?” Even though I may not have the answers to many questions in the vast cosmos of the universe, there are some facts I do know from the scripture I will share with you:
July is marked by, what else, July 4th! It’s the birthday of our nation. Called Independence Day, it is celebrated with picnics, hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled steak, watermelon, family, and all topped off with fireworks at the dark of the day.
Psalm 39:4-5 (NLT), "4 LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. 5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath."
Young people, in general, often feel that they are invincible and they have all the time in the world. As you get older, you discover that it is simply not true. I am reminded of the old adage, "The days are long, but the years are short."
Here Am I! Send Me! By Dr. Jeff Padgett Many of us have heard messages preached or taught concerning this scripture passage in church. It comes from Isaiah 6, when God asks the question, “Who will go for Us?” Isaiah responds with, “Here am I! Send me. When God »
Easter By Stephen Leonard Jesus Christ was resurrected in his sealed tomb in the early third of the First Century. He visibly died from crucifixion two days prior in front of numerous eyewitnesses, some friendly and some not. There is no doubt he died, but what proof is there »
The Most Important Thing By Stephen Leonard Jesus’ answer to the question put to every man of what the most important thing in life was, “Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, soul, and mind; and the second (most important thing) is like it, love your neighbor »
New Beginnings By Dr. Jeff Padgett Well, it's that time of year again, when in a fit of optimism, many of us make grand promises to ourselves about what we are going to do in the New Year that we usually abandon about the second week in January. This »
A Word To The Wise By Dr. Jeff Padgett Matthew 2:1-12, “1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the »
What Are Birthdays For? We celebrate Paul Anderson’s Birthday this month. He would be 90 if he had lived beyond 1994. Born in 1932, Paul developed Bright’s Disease, a severe kidney illness, at an early age in life. Doctors told his mother it was highly likely that Paul would »
Identity Theft By Dr. Jeff Padgett Satan loves to steal our identity. He knows if he can attain our identity and cause us to have a distorted view of ourselves, he has us in a weakened position. Here are some ways he attempts this and how we can be »
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