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Don't Fall for It!

  1. 26th June 2019
  2. Roger Meyer

Falling is hazardous to our health, often causing injury and sometimes even death. We fall many times in life; as toddlers learning to walk, as youths playing sports, and as adults in our homes. Falling is especially dangerous as we get older, when our gait falters and our bones are brittle. But we can also fall spiritually. Why do we fall, and what can we do to...

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A Sweet Smell

  1. 22nd June 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The cool, bright spring morning was nearly perfect for an invigorating walk. As I approached a wooded green belt, the delightful sweet smell of honeysuckle in bloom wafted over me. It added greatly to the enjoyment of the morning. How sad that so many people go rushing through life and do not have time to enjoy the sweet smell of the flowers in springtime.

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The Breath of the Almighty

  1. 19th June 2019
  2. Brian Pomicter

If you think the world has gone crazy or off the deep end, you are not alone. In their book, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler described the effect of rapid change on the human psyche. Toffler proposed that an accelerated rate of technological and social change leaves people disconnected, stressed, and disoriented. But, is that the whole reason? To be sure,...

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It's Your Time

  1. 15th June 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In the human experience, there is a great equalizer. No matter who we are, rich or poor, or somewhere in between, everyone has the same amount of it. It is what your life is made of.

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Fake News

  1. 12th June 2019
  2. Roger Meyer

We hear a lot about “fake news” these days, which term calls into question the integrity and veracity of what is being reported. Consumers of news media are finding it hard to trust any reports.

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If Walls Could Talk…

  1. 08th June 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The ruins of an ancient wall built in 122ad at the northern boundary of Britannia are still clearly visible. Emperor Hadrian built the wall for border control against the barbarians in this remote part of the Roman Empire. Was it successful in fulfilling its purpose? Only temporarily; the empire eventually collapsed, and the northern tribes poured over the wall.

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Under the Shadow of Your Wings

  1. 05th June 2019
  2. Brian Pomicter

Our lives are often beset with upsets and troubles. Yet, so many times, we do not choose to look at what is soothing and uplifting. One famous author tells us that we have a choice as to where we center our attention (Philippians 4:8). Much as we may believe that we can go it alone in life, we fare far better when we have help. Are you feeling alone—perhaps...

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On Tuesday, December 20, 2005, ABC aired a special two-hour program entitled, "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?" To produce the program, Barbara Walters spent a whole year traveling the world, "interviewing religious leaders, scientists, believers and non-believers alike to get a range of perspectives on heaven and the afterlife."

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Thorns and Thistles

  1. 29th May 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Most people try to avoid prickly situations. You know, those awkward, uncomfortable moments when one says or does the wrong thing, which is embarrassing for all concerned. The customs and procedures most people consider “good manners” resulted from the need to have standards of social conduct that govern courteous, considerate human interaction.

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Why Society is Deeply Divided

  1. 25th May 2019
  2. Roger Meyer

News articles discuss the deep divides in societies the world over. Whether the division occurs in politics, education, religion, or culture, every side has strong proponents and equally strong opponents. Why are people so deeply divided? And is there a solution? Divisions are as old as mankind. Disagreements about who the leader should be, who has water and...

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