Dealing with the Devil

An elderly Christian was asked, “Does Satan trouble you about your past sins?” She answered, “Yes.” “What do you do?” She replied, “I tell him to go east.” “What if he comes back?” “I tell him to go west.” “If...
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What Do They Have in Common?

The following people all have something in common. Do you know what it is? Princess Margaret, JimWakefield, Stephen J. Gould, Wilbur Bailey, Ann Landers, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Unitas, and Lorayne Harper. All of these people had...
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A New Leaf or a New Life?

Nature forms us. Sin deforms us. Schools inform us. Prisons reform us. But only Christ transforms us.  The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;...

The Song of a Soul Set Free (Psalm 32)

Marghanita Laski, a well-known secular humanist, once said, “What I envy most about you Christians is your forgiveness; I have nobody to forgive me.”1 David was one of Scripture’s great saints. He was also one...

Pro-Choice?

After I spoke at a public high school on the pro-life position, the pro-choice instructor took me to the faculty lounge for lunch. He pointed to a table where four teachers were smoking and...

Does the Bible Offer Hope for Depression?

Note: This article considers the spiritual side of a serious topic. Please note that depression sometimes necessitates medical intervention.  Depression is perhaps the most common emotional problem that we face today. Experts suggest as many...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback for the Dodgers. One day they were playing the New...

Becoming “One”

In describing the marital relationship, Jesus taught that the husband and wife become one, yes, to the point that “they are no longer two but one flesh” (Matthew 19:5–6). Even so, in describing the...

The Hottest Spice

Currently, the hottest pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, cultivated by “Smokin” Ed Currie in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The official 2017 Guinness World Record heat level was 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Is your...

A Caring Cowboy

A family, all nine of them, loaded all their earthly possessions into a covered wagon pulled by a four-horse hitch and set out to join fourteen other families leaving Arkansas headed for Texas and...