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    Christmas is the Season with a Reason
    Too often, in today’s culture, Christmas means buying gifts, celebrating with friends and family, decorations, and travel. While there is nothing wrong with these activities, the foundational reason for doing them is often overlooked...
  • The birth of Jesus
    Good news of great joy!
    The baby Jesus born in Bethlehem, praised by the angels, did not come to earth to be King. He was born a King. Yet His birth ushered in no worldly pomp and ceremony. There was no blast of trumpets announcing the event. No palace surrounding Him....
  • Addiction steals, kills and destroys
    Addiction steals, kills and destroys
    No matter how much we try to pretend that addiction only affects the individual who is battling with substances, the truth is EVERYONE is affected, directly or indirectly. Yes, businesses are affected as well. You see, where addiction can kill an...
  • Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing - written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago
    'Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing,' by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrator Jago
    Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of "the successful and much beloved" Jesus Storybook Bible releasedThoughts to Make Your Heart Sing in August, a children's "devotional follow-up" to her popular, Christ-centered "Jesus...
  • Receive God's unconditional love
    Are you confining your promises?
    A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, December 18, 2014“And because of God’s glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises.” – 2 Peter 1:4a Some days ago, I had a dream that I was in jail. I didn...
  • The Good Life - A Devotion
    A Good Life - A Devotion
    Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a...
  • Waiting For GOD-Appointed Husband
    Dear Single Woman: Are You Living or Just Waiting?
    I reached into my purse and pulled out my new tablet computer. I was sitting in Red Lobster waiting for the waitress to bring the appetizer I'd ordered. Even though I'd just arrived at the restaurant, I was already having a great time....
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, December 18
    The difference between swearing and taking an oath
    Today'sbible studyisDeuteronomy 10:20: Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.Fearing the Lord our God and serving him are concepts that we, as Christians, are very familiar with. They appear...
  • How did the birds evolve
    How did the birds evolve
    For over a century, the origin of birds and thus flight was said to be the Archaeopteryx. The Berlin fossil specimen of Archaeopteryx, discovered in 1877, is shown in every high school biology textbook and offered as the classic example of "...
  • Parent's Decoration
    Advent IV: Hope in the Hill Country
    Advent may be the story of hope, but not everyone shares that hope. There’s something about this season that has a tendency to excavate long-buried hurts, ignored or untended wounds, and deep-seeded disputes and tensions, bringing them to...
  • Church of England names its first female Bishop
    Church of England names its first female Bishop
    Premier News reported todaythat Elizabeth Lane has been approved by the Queen of England as the new Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester. This makes her the first female Bishop in the history of the Church of England.Known as Rev'd...
  • Just thinking
    Turn-up For Your Faith
    I'm a hardworking, non-stopping, non-sleeping, machine of a stay-at-home mom. I do not get a lot of time to myself, but when I do (while vacuuming and stuff), I get these random thoughts that I feel like I should blog. Like, you know, being a...
  • Christmas at church
    Why is there Christmas
    Christians did not observe the birth of Christ until the year 350 AD when Pope Julius I established December 25 as Christ Mass day. After all that may have been said, there still is more to know why there is a Christmas.In today’s terms...
  • The new Ronald McDonald
    Ronald McDonald and Jesus.
    Have you seen the new Ronald McDonald for 2014? His look was outdated and he needed an upgrade. Springfieldiansdid not see this new Ronald atthe Christmas parade on the 13th. The local Ronald has apparently not gotten the memo. Christians, do we...
  • Get ready for 2015
    Get ready for 2015 because 2015 is ready for you
    Those of us who love numbers and know biblical meanings of numbers, we already know that the number 5 is the number of God's grace. Therefore, we would do well to know that year 2015 will be grace multiplied by 3. Grace is present in our lives...