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Our God is a Giver By Dan Jenkins

by custom

It is remarkable that so many know the “Golden Text” of the Bible. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” It is called the “Golden Text” because many who read John 3:16 see it as summing up the story of the Bible. Our God is a giver. He gave […]

Coronavirus: A Bad situation to God’s glory -By Brad Harrub

by MJohnson

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is poised to do some things to Christians that years of articles, sermons, blogs, and podcasts have failed to do. As a result of the virus, and resulting quarantine, we may find ourselves forced to: Spend more time together as families at home and stop running the rat race. • Focus on […]

God Meant it for Good

by MJohnson

God Meant it for Good Jeremy Hodges When we get toward the end of the narrative in Genesis that covers Joseph’s life, we are able to see a man established in position, but also in his faith.  His brothers, however, feel that they are much more precariously placed at Joseph’s mercy.  Once their father Israel […]

Entering and Leaving Our Gethsemane

by MJohnson

Perhaps as we meditate, we should spend more time with Jesus in Gethsemane. On the night of His betrayal, that garden was filled with intense emotions. Do not just read what happened there but take time to feel the emotions: the emotions of the sleeping disciples whom Jesus rebuked; the emotions of Judas as he […]

“ME and SELF”

by MJohnson

“ME and SELF” I live with my beautiful bride, Judy, and a cranky old man named My Self. Sometimes, when I rise early for my 45-minute walk, Self tells me, “You can’t go out and walk today. Your knee hurts.” “Well, we’re going out anyway,” I reply. “I’m just trying to say your right knee […]

New Beginnings by Gertrude B. McClain

by Matthew Myles, Sr

New Beginnings by Gertrude B. McClain It’s only the beginning now ….a pathway yet unknown, At times the sound of other steps ….sometimes we walk alone. The best beginnings of our lives May sometimes end in sorrow, But even on our darkest days …. the sun will shine tomorrow. So we must do our very […]


by Matthew Myles, Sr

ILLUSIONS IN LIFE II Beyond the “Illusions” nestled in and around most; the real person good or bad; is hidden behind a mask that must be discovered and removed. Otherwise, those void of knowledge and understanding will be engulfed accordingly! Man is very complex and difficult to know! He will surprise you after 10 or […]

War, and Rumors of War

by Larry Johnson

This is a scary season. Not because Halloween is just around the corner. Our fear comes from the daily tweets threatening to launch a nuclear war against our enemies. It’s not that we’re naïve, for we know that past presidents have dealt with the same enemies. It’s just that their methods toward reconciliation were less […]

Punctuating Your Purpose

by Larry Johnson

It’s graduation time, and students are moving up and out. Millions of students are headed to college to broaden their horizons. If high school taught them how to use punctuation marks, college will teach them what to put between them. It’s a time for punctuating their purpose and expressing their opinions on the subject of […]

Living As a Child of God

by Larry Johnson

The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold. (Job 42:10) If you are familiar with the story of Job, you will recall that Job’s friends were not that friendly to him at all. In fact, when Job was at the worst […]