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Times of Refreshing

  1. 10th July 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Do you ever feel entrapped by urban sprawl? Do you long for the peace and tranquility of a panoramic scene of natural beauty, like a glacier-fed lake at the foot of snow-covered mountains with cool crisp air filling your lungs—without the rumble, roar, and clang of traffic noises? Would fresh trout on the banks of a flowing stream make a delicious supper as a...

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A Coming Global Famine?

  1. 07th July 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

A famine is a shortage of food—an age-old problem that has persisted into the modern era. Did you know that in the last two centuries, tens of millions have died from starvation? And did you know that conditions are ripe for a global famine?

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"The Bridge"

  1. 03rd July 2021
  2. Lehman B. Lyons Jr.

In the course of human affairs, we run across relationships that pique our interest and baffle our minds. Such was the often-touchy relationship between two particular brothers, and the lasting impression of one incident involving them has stayed with me from my youth.

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“Cancel culture” picks up more steam by the day. Some important books that have experienced censorship recently are Ryan T. Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment and Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Often, censored opinions and viewpoints agree in some way with biblical...

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"If It Was Easy..."

  1. 26th June 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

There were five kids in my blended family, growing up during the 1950s, and my stepfather was a genius at keeping all of us busy. As kids, we were allowed to play, but first, there was a myriad of chores and maintenance projects that kept us busy doing productive things. The usual chores, like regularly mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and raking leaves, over...

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More Inflation on the Horizon?

  1. 23rd June 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

You don’t have to have a degree in economics to recognize inflation. Just go to the grocery store, retail store, gas station, or shop online, and you discover higher prices.

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The Old Dirt Road

  1. 19th June 2021
  2. Lehman B. Lyons Jr.

For years, my dad has run—not jogged—down an unpaved road located just a few miles from our home. “The Old Dirt Road,” as we called it, was just one of the many farm roads that decorate the American South. This three-mile, undeveloped byway served my father well for his exercise of choice after a hard day’s work. It also served me, by giving me a chance to learn...

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What is Your Fortune and Future?

  1. 16th June 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

How can you know the future, particularly your own personal future? Will you find your fortune? Can you look into the future and find out? Is your future already determined? Many people resort to astrology to try to find out whether the stars, planets, and moon are aligned to bring fortune in their future, whether this or that decision will bring success, or...

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Dignity: Old Fashioned?

  1. 12th June 2021
  2. Charles Knowlton (1927-2013)

Looking at old family photos, especially ones concerning church-related affairs, a person is struck by how well people dressed. Many people were poor, but when it came to how they dressed for occasions where God was involved, they wore their best. These were God-fearing people and they took Proverbs 3:7 to heart: “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and...

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A Line in the Sand

  1. 09th June 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In 1836, a very significant battle took place on the American frontier. In an old Spanish mission known as the Alamo, a poignant scene played out. As the sounds of “Toque a Degüello,” a battle anthem that signified “no quarter,” were heard from outside the mission walls, the besieged defenders knew that General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was giving notice that...

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