Commentary

Do you have habitual joy?

  1. 13th July 2017
  2. Adam J. West

You've undoubtedly heard the adage: "We're all creatures of habit." What about you? Are you experiencing joy from positive, quality, healthy habits that bring happiness to your life? Or, are you trapped by vicious negative habits and destructive behaviors which rob you of a joy-filled life? Do you want to change? There is hope! God has given you free moral...

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Fixing What is Broken

  1. 11th July 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

My father had a knack for fixing things. He was very mechanically inclined. On numerous occasions, I observed him fixing a broken, often poorly manufactured item, and making it better than it was before. Sometimes he fixed what supposed “experts” could not. Broken things need fixing.

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The Last Enemy

  1. 08th July 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Enemies abound! Or so it seems. Some people make enemies because of their demeanor. Political parties consider each other enemies as they vie for power. Court dockets are full of cases of disputes that individuals cannot or will not resolve on their own.

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When we buy something new like a cell phone, lawn mower or car there is always an owner’s manual that comes with the purchase. Not everyone makes the effort to actually read this manual. After all, it takes precious time away from us that could be spent experimenting and playing with our newly purchased gadget.

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Why Society is Deeply Divided

  1. 04th July 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

News articles discuss the deep divides in societies the world over. Whether the divide is caused by politics, education, religion or culture, each 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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Declaring Our Dependence on God

  1. 01st July 2017
  2. Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

Independence Day is a time to celebrate freedom. But many Americans—even many who call themselves Christians—fail to realize that they are not free. Many are slaves to sin. Some even twist Christ's words and preach that God's law has been done away with. From the very beginning, some have tried to pervert God's grace into license. We read in Romans 6:14–16: "For...

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Definer of the Nation

  1. 29th June 2017
  2. Ken Frank

Back in 2009, I visited my parents in the New Jersey town where I grew up. On a bright Sunday afternoon, we journeyed by car a short distance to the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, just outside town. This was the site of the last major battle in the north, during the American Revolution, on June 28, 1778, and it was the largest one-day battle of the war (in...

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These Disunited States of America

  1. 27th June 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

As we remember 1776 and celebrate our 241st anniversary as a nation, deep feelings of patriotism stir within us, and we are reminded, if only for a day, of the heroic beginnings of this great nation.

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Summer Fruit

  1. 24th June 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

A recent trip to a local outdoor produce market revealed a wide variety of locally grown produce on display, including many vegetables as well as colorful fruits such as strawberries, peaches and plums—beautiful things to eat. It is the beginning of the season, and the fruits and vegetables are fresh and plentiful. The abundance was amazing, and the market was...

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A Pig in a Poke…

  1. 22nd June 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Have you ever made a bad purchase? Perhaps you bought a defective appliance or an automobile that turned out to be a “lemon.” The product or service did not turn out to be what you thought you were buying. In such cases, we may say that we “bought a pig in a poke.”

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