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The Story of Christmas

“…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” – Luke 2:7

Well, Thanksgiving is over and if you’re like me, you’re still recovering from the delicious dishes and deserts that were enjoyed with family and friends a couple weeks ago. If I’ve failed to mention it, I so love this time of the year not only for the food which is a major plus in my book but also for the beauty of the changing of nature all around us, time spent with family and friends,  but most importantly for the upcoming celebration of our Savior’s birth. Continue reading

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A Life of Thanks “Living”

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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – I Thessalonians 5:18

This writing was originally posted back in November, 2014. After listening to my pastor’s message yesterday. He asked “Is your Thanksgiving testable?” How easy it is when everything is going your way, life is grand and you have no worries, doubts, fears, questions, unanswered prayers, etc. Where is the needle on your thanksgiving meter then? Read on as I re-share how my own thanksgiving was put to the test many years ago. Continue reading

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How Should Christians Vote

Note: This article was written by Dr. Tony Evans. To find out more about his ministry, you can go to http://www.tonyevans.org
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“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” – Romans 13:1-7

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Who is this Man?

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When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” – Mathew 16:13-16

In the small East Texas town of Carthage, Texas in which we live, there stands a monument based on the Footprints in the Sand poem written back in the 1930’s. It describes a walk along the beach with Jesus, who occasionally carries the narrator throughout his life during difficult times. Continue reading

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Daily Crossroads

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There is a way that seems right to a person, but eventually it ends in death. – Proverbs 14:12 (GW)

When the author walks onto the stage, the play is over. God is going to invade, all right; but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else comes crashing in? This time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. Continue reading

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The Great Deceiver

But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.- 2nd Timothy 3:13

The story is told that there was once a watermelon farmer.  In June, during peak watermelon season, he began to notice that someone was stealing his prize winning melons.  Slowly, but steadily, melons were disappearing, and along with it,  his profits. Continue reading

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Sing a New Song

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He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD. – Psalm 40:3

Back in the mid 90’s, I hosted a radio music program on our local radio station titled Sing a New Song. The purpose of the music ministry was to introduce new songs from the many styles of Christian music. There was Southern Gospel, Praise & Worship, Contemporary, etc., along with scriptures and a wrap up short devotional before signing off. Continue reading

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