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“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”    Romans 8:28 (NLT) (Adapted from C.H. Spurgeon’s sermon preached in 1857.) All things work together for the Christian’s eternal and spiritual good. And...
Thankful thoughts and godly thoughts will change your day. “Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; make know his deeds among the peoples.” 1 Chronicles 16:8 “Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get...
The cry from the streets across America today is “Black Lives Matter.” Right next to them are signs saying, “All Lives Matter,” or “Blue Lives Matter.” On the next block the battle cry is for living wages for all people regardless of age, race, gender or education because that is most important to...
Ralph was a heartbroken man who lived in poverty and filth. He felt like a failure in every way. Relationships seem shallow and insignificant. He knew something had to better than this, but what? He wanted change, but how do you change? Life was such a disappointment.  “Don’t worry, be happy” didn’...
In 2015 while riding our bicycles across America, Beryl and I entered the Paw Paw tunnel on the C & O Towpath trail.  We knew the tunnel was almost ¾ of a mile long and it was adjacent to the boat channel used to bring supplies from Washington DC to Pennsylvania in the 1800’s.  The towpath was...
Is God in control of the election? If you are a Trump supporter and Biden is elected, you may wonder how did God allow this to happen. If you are a Biden supporter and Trump was reelected, you may wonder as well how did God allow this to happen. I am writing this column prior to the election, so I...
Free land! Have you ever considered that, as a believer in Jesus Christ, you are a real estate agent for heaven? The Bible speaks of heaven more than 500 times. Revelation 21 gives the most concise description of what is yet to come for all who are heaven bound. John is shown the glories of heaven...
What if the coronavirus keeps us sheltered in our homes for the next month, two months or three?        What if I am diagnosed with Covid-19?        What if my place of employment never reopens?        What if I lose my business?        What if I lose a loved one to the coronavirus?        What if...
King David said, “Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” (Psalm 145:3) King David also wrote, “Be still and know that I am God.”           Do you ever stop and think about how great God is?  The God described in the Bible as the one and only true God is...
Ron Mehl tells the following story in his book, “The Ten(der) Commandments.” I love the story I heard about an eight-year-old boy who sat in class, taking a test.  He became so nervous and distraught about completing the test on time that he suddenly wet his pants. Horrors! He looked down and saw a...

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