Faith & Values
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Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and read Job 1-3. As sure as God has a plan, so does the Devil. His plan is always to discredit and undermine God; and he often … more
Five-year-old Beth Usher experienced up to 100 seizures every day. She often injured herself when she fell during one of her seizures. When her mother needed to shower or get dressed, she would prop … more
On this past Saturday, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the board retreat for New Horizons Counseling Service Foundation, Inc. in Charleston. One of its main objectives is to reach out … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then read Esther 4-6. In 4:16, Queen Esther calls the people of Israel to a three day fast. Fasting is usually paired with prayer. God Himself will often call His … more
Far too often those who work behind the scenes are either ignored or viewed as less valuable than their upfront counterparts. This tendency was addressed by Sheridan Voysey in Our Daily Bread on July … more
Have you ever repeated something you heard about someone and did not know all the facts? Have you ever known someone in a certain way, then you heard something negative about him or her, and after … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Esther 1-3. Esther and Ruth are the only books in the Bible named for women. Esther is the only book of the Bible where God … more

As my wife and I approach the first birthday of our first grandchild I have been thinking about my first year as a grandparent. For at least two decades I have looked forward to grandchildren, … more
In life everyone is not going to accept you for who you are, and sometimes won’t accept what you have to offer. Some of us allow that to become a stopping point for us. We sometimes “crawl into a … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 1 Samuel 4-6. The Israelites went up against the Philistines in battle and suffered a humiliating defeat. They regrouped at … more
Most of you who read my weekly columns do not know that my friend David Shaw helps me edit each column you read. This week Dave sent me an email he received from a friend which contained a remarkable … more

If you take a very close look at all that has been happening in our world the past several decades, especially recently, you have probably observed countless examples of the approaching end. In other … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Nehemiah 10-12. Chapter 12 is all about the celebration and worship in the rebuilt Temple, which symbolized Yahweh’s … more
“At certain times in life, we may feel insignificant and useless. Surrounded by people with greater talent than ours, we are tempted in our weak moments just to settle back and let somebody else do … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Nehemiah 7-9. In chapter 8, we find one of the most dramatic events in the Old Testament. Decades earlier, the prophets … more

In 1994, the FBI arrested Aldrich Ames for espionage. He was a CIA agent for 30 years; during nine of those he sold secrets to the Soviet Union. While pleased Ames was convicted, the agencies … more
According to Britannica Dictionary, a trap is something that is used or done to stop or capture someone. It is generally used to catch criminals and is known as entrapment. Sadly, the world is full … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Nehemiah 4-6. As Nehemiah prepares to get down to work in Jerusalem, Sanballat and Tobiah began to abuse, badger, irritate, … more
“One night in July at an all-girls summer camp, the campers were gathered around in a circle for their nighttime devotions. The counselor asked if any of the girls wanted to share something that … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Nehemiah 1-3. Read all three chapters, then come back to chapter one and read it slowly with focus. J. Edwin Orr said, … more
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