Everyone gets discouraged from time to time. Life can be tough, and it would be easy to give up. If a person believes in God, they will have a better outlook when those times come.
I am writing this from the beautiful state of Wyoming. The good news is that there is little traffic, but the bad news is that many state and county roads are not well-marked.
(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series.)
The great Apostle Paul speaks, in the seventh chapter of 1 Corinthians, by permission on the subject of marriage.
As I watched the NBA Finals the other night, I saw a lot of disappointment on the faces of players, coaches and fans. I'm confident there were fans who couldn't sleep because of the outcome.
I just spent five days in the north Georgia mountains. What a beautiful place!
The Bible begins by saying, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth." Have you ever taken the time to look and appreciate the things God has created?
Sunday is Father's Day. I will not get to see my dad, but I certainly will call him.
Contrary to popular belief, there are some good earthly fathers in the world today.
When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.
The other day, I received an email dealing with the issues of why most churches in America are not growing. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of churches either have stopped growing or have declined in average attendance.
By the time you read this, vacation Bible school 2014 at First Baptist of Pembroke will be history. I'm already tired as I write, and I'm sure I will be fully exhausted by the end of the week.
Solomon wrote, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). If the heart of an individual is chained to the things of the world, then he is worldly.
Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.
Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?
John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the Earth.
The other day, I was out at our community dock and someone from the community said to me, "I really like your shirt."
I often wonder who reads the articles I write for the newspaper.
"A soap manufacturer and a [preacher] were walking together down a street in a large city. The soap manufacturer casually said, 'The Gospel you preach hasn't done much good, has it? Just observe. There is still a lot of wickedness in the world, and a lot of wicked people, too!' The [preacher] made no reply until they passed a dirty little child making mud pies in the gutter. Seizing the opportunity, the [preacher] said, 'I see that soap hasn't done much good in the world, for there is much dirt and many dirty people around.' The soap manufacturer ...
All throughout Jesus' ministry, he constantly condemned the religious leaders of his day for being like their forefathers.
I'm sure you have seen the commercial at some point. She says, "It has to be true. I read it on the Internet." And then she meets her date -the "French supermodel." And you chuckle because you know someone who is that naïve.
Do you understand that Jesus loves you? Yes, you - you are important to God.
Recently, a celebrity made the news because of an illness and death.
I recently spent much of a day on hold with customer service - with two different companies. I pressed 2 and 3 and the pound sign and almost every other button on my phone as I was transferred back and forth.
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