Life

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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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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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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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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Sleeping our rights away

Imagine if you will, that you own a home in South Florida that’s not your primary residence. One day, a person comes along and takes over the house … out in the open, for all to see. They turn on all the lights, bake cookies for the neighbors and enroll their children in the school […]

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Couple retires to the Canary Islands

Passersby hardly notice the mosque on this active street corner on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. No crescent moons, no Arabic writing, no minarets piercing the sky – only dust and exhaust-stained apartments. But looks can be deceiving. Behind a black metal door, stairs descend to what appears to be an old three-bedroom apartment. At […]

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Thanksliving

People all over the United States will gather on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends for a feast of food, fun, fellowship … and perhaps a little football. This legacy of Thanksgiving goes all the way back to the 1600s. Whether it was the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians who shared the first Thanksgiving […]

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Staying the course

I can vividly recall my childhood days of traveling to Disney World in Orlando. My brothers and I could hardly sleep the night before. We would awake the next morning with an excitement we could barely contain for we knew that in just a few hours we would be in Disney, that children’s fantasy land […]

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Pray America to be One Nation Under God

Do you know which televangelist said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible?” OK, it was a trick question. America’s first president, George Washington, said that, not a televangelist. In Naples, Fla., a God-fearing, patriotic group has sprung up, with the hope of reinstating the truth that America was […]

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Debt keeps Christians from reaching potential

If Americans had followed biblical financial principles, they could have lessened – or completely avoided – the worst recession in decades, two prominent Christian money-management specialists said. “Debt may not be a sin, but it is certainly a curse,” said Randy Rowechamp of Crown Financial Ministries. Dave Ramsey, author of “Total Money Makeover” and other […]

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