Life

National Day of Prayer

A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. Judge Barbara Crabb ruled in mid-April that government recognition of the day violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The decision “carries out the Founders’ plan of preserving religious liberty to the fullest extent possible in a pluralistic society,” wrote Crabb.Attorneys […]

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Americans want Internet gambling illegal

Two out of three Americans want Internet gambling to remain illegal, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll. Nearly half of the people who responded – 46 percent – say casinos have a negative local impact. More than 1,000 people took part in the survey. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has introduced legislation that would legalize […]

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Ireland Judges weigh Union abortion ruling

Ireland’s constitution prohibits abortion. Three women who wanted abortions are challenging it. Roger Kiska of the Alliance Defense Fund was there on behalf of the Family Research Council to defend legal protections for pre-born children in a case that the ADF believes is pivotal for the European continent. “Two of [the women] had claimed that […]

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12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Israel

Download as PDF   When Grif Blackstone called and asked if I’d be interested in representing The Good News Newspaper on a press junket to the Holy Land courtesy of the Israel Life of Tourism, I was dumbfounded. My husband and I initially wondered if it would be a safe place to go and contemplated […]

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Give rather than get

“More blessed to give than receive?” You’ve got to be kidding! What kind of a statement is that? That’s ridiculous! Of course it’s more awesome to receive than it is to give. That’s what we’ve been taught all our lives. That’s what makes us feel good – getting more things – isn’t it? But what […]

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Christmas ideas from the heart

We have all received one at some time or another – a well intentioned but unusable Christmas gift, that sits around collecting dust because we don’t have the heart to part with it. This year, surprise that special someone with a gift that not only is from the heart, but also helps keep additional clutter […]

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My response is my responsibility

My response is my responsibility Last month my wife and I finished “Love and Respect,” a married couples study, for the second time. Not that we didn’t get it the first time but it was so good that we wanted a refresher course. I think everyone has a need for refresher courses. Our daily routine […]

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I, Myself

Of all the subjects I have written about in this column, this month’s subject is perhaps the most thought – provoking and sobering. For some time, I have desired to write about the attribute of Christ-like humility. But I, at least, do not feel equipped to write about such an attribute since those who possess […]

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Blessing of money management

Americans as a whole are addicted to debt.  We borrow, our businesses borrow, and our state and federal governments borrow.  Most of the attention about debt has focused on the federal budget deficit, which is expected to be $1.2 trillion next year.  But consumer debt is on the rise as well, and personal bankruptcies are […]

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Preparation for the birth of Christ

“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth” (Luke 1:39). What did Mary do to “get ready” in the above verse? Perhaps she tidied up, or packed up something beautiful from her loom–maybe a recent project she was […]

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