Think like a child…

A joyful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened… Read more →

The Reed Sea

A joyful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 A student was sitting outside his university classroom, reading God’s Word, when his atheistic professor walked by and happened to hear the student exclaim, “Wow! Praise the Lord!” Intrigued, the professor asked the student what had him so excited. “Well,” the student replied, “I just read how God parted the waters of… Read more →

Scripture

Tithing is a Bible truth

by Ken Hemphill A morning news program once devoted a segment to the question of whether the Bible teaches tithing. The reporter featured a book by Russell Kelly entitled “Should the Church Teach Tithing?” As a whole, the program had a decidedly negative overtone when it came to the biblical practice of stewardship we call “tithing.” Most of the arguments… Read more →

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Surrounded by Worry

by Ed Rowell Do you ever worry? No, I mean really worry — to the point of losing sleep or developing an ulcer, a headache, or high blood pressure? The word worry comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “to choke” or “to strangle.” That’s an apt description of what worry does to us. And it not only has physical… Read more →

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The Word and the word

by Erich Bridges Children of the digital age are growing up with a different kind of literacy, we are told. They learn to understand the world not through complete sentences, paragraphs and books, but through ever-changing sounds, images and micro-bursts of text delivered via their digital devices and social media of choice. “Zits,” a comic strip that should be required… Read more →