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August 31, 2016

Last night I watched a show about men, who go fishing every day on the coast
of Oregon.  They have been doing so for generations.  That within itself, is
not the problem. The problem is that in this particular place, they have to
face very dangerous breaker waves...

August 30, 2016

We are told to "Test the Spirits" because not every spirit is from the Lord.
And as I will write, we are given the way to be able to see which spirit is
from the Lord, and which is not.  But even more, what  is on my heart is the
fact that many believers today, do...

August 29, 2016

It's a time when all concentration of families, is concerned about starting
school.  Whether the grade school, High school, or College, young and old
alike, are scurrying, getting ready for another semester of learning, of
putting their everyday lives on hold so that t...

August 26, 2016

I just finished a memorial service for a young man, who the Lord took home
at an early age.  As I looked out into the packed church, I saw a sea of
people, that I knew represented both saved and unsaved people.  I wondered
how I was going to make sense out of this, to...

August 25, 2016

I planted a pomegranate bush a couple of months ago.  It looked so healthy.
Even when the heat we have been having hit it, in spite of me watering every
other day, it continued to do good.  I began to think this is a very hardy
bush. But then the grasshoppers took to i...

August 24, 2016

Here is a sobering Scripture that I hope we can plant in our hearts: "For it
is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who
tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit, tasted
God's good word and the powers of the coming...

August 23, 2016

Let's face it, the Ten Commandments were not the Ten Suggestions, nor is the
Word of God, just a book filled with things for us to think about.  The
Bible is our recipe book, to make life worth living.  It is our guide as we
walk through this earth on our journey to et...

August 22, 2016

One of the most difficult issues to follow in the New Testament, is the
issue of going the extra mile for someone intent on doing you harm.  Jesus
is teaching His disciples and tells them this: "You have heard that it was
said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth...

August 20, 2016

There seems to be some stringent rules in this Olympics, such as one in
which a runner stepped out of bounds when pressed in from another, running
in a distance run.  He was one of the Americans, and came in 5th in the
qualifying run. But later he was disqualified from...

August 18, 2016

Have you ever experienced a "season of refreshing?"  This scripture comes
from Acts during the time after Pentecost, when Peter and John went to the
temple complex during the hour of prayer.  They happened upon a lame man,
that Peter grabbed by the hand and healed him...

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