Night Song

Paul McCartney wrote of a blackbird singing in the dead of night; Paul, the apostle sang with Silas in jail at night and Saul got a song from David in his troubles. “…I sing because I’m free, His eye is on this sparrow, and I know He watches me.” Have you ever...

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What of Christ?

G.E. Pember lists several trends of the end times seen in the days of Noah. Some are these: A tendency to worship God as Elohim, that is, merely as the Creator and the Benefactor, and not as Jehovah, the covenant God of mercy… …disregard for the primal law of marriage. …consequent invention...

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Impotence to Power

“Drug addiction is another possible effect of powerlessness.” “The basis of addiction is ‘a lot of weakness’ and ‘a blocked anger.'” “The weakness takes the form of ‘I can’t meet the demands of my family.’ ‘I can’t get a job,’ ‘I am sexually impotent,’ ‘I am a no person.'” “The...

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Value Pack

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? — shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” “As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we...

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Common Sense

Common sense can cure some depression but folks who renege at receiving God’s grace may be the source of their own problem. Common sense often requires no spiritual insight, and unchristian men and women may handle their depression by simple coping. They understand things like “no sense crying over spilled...

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The Christmas Cross

Some aspects of Christmas disclose themselves covertly: the Christ Child, a tiny babe, was also Mankind’s Savior and continues to be our Personal Defender. You see, justice precedes love in God’s saving scheme and we must see this. Justice and judgment must factor in or we lose realness. Without grounds...

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Paradise Trees and Radicals

“The most likely theory is that Christmas trees started with medieval plays. Dramas depicting biblical themes began as part of the church’s worship, but by the late Middle Ages, they had become rowdy, imaginative performances dominated by laypeople and taking place in the open air. The plays celebrating the Nativity...

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Many Thanksgivings

A friendship features a level of security and many factors determine this. I can list the first 400 of these determiners but lets skip to the real good ones. People who are thankful, truly thankful, have a good chance at longevity. Why? It is because they have a very mature outlook...

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