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Don't Work too Hard?

  1. 21st August 2021
  2. Eddie Breaux

As we parted ways from a meaningful conversation, a friend once bid me a cheerful farewell by saying, "Don't work too hard!" As I began to think about his statement, I wondered, what is wrong with hard work? And how did hard work become vilified in our modern society? Isn't hard work the means of achievement?

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The Chastening of the Lord

  1. 18th August 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

Why do we resent correction? Very early in life, we rebel against being told “no” or being prevented by a parent, sibling, or teacher from doing what we want. What is it about human nature that makes us resist correction?

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Social Influence and God's Wisdom

  1. 14th August 2021
  2. Jonathan McNair

In 2016, American psychiatrist and distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Paul McHue wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “A New Semester, a New Approach to Campus Turmoil.” Though he may not have realized it, Dr. McHue touched on an important Biblical principle, as he covered the story of a Yale professor coming under fire for...

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The Instruction to “Work Out Your Own Salvation”

  1. 11th August 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

A legendary investor sometimes referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha” is one of the wealthiest men in the world, with his net worth estimated at $90.6 billion as of January 2020. Warren Buffett is known as an astute businessman and philanthropist with an uncanny track record of selecting companies that will achieve long-term success. Through the decades, his...

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A Matter of National Trust?

  1. 07th August 2021
  2. William Williams

Less than two years after he was appointed head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis made news by acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide (2015). Armenians and their supporters welcomed the statement, but it angered Turkish leaders who reject using the label “genocide” to describe the murders of nearly two million Armenians from April 1915...

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Muddy Waters

  1. 04th August 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Have you ever had a song lyric stuck in your head? It could be a tune that you have not heard for years, coming to mind when you least expect it. That happened to me once. It was an old country song of hardship and pain in which the chorus wailed, “I washed my hands in muddy water. I washed my hands but they didn’t come clean. I tried to do like Daddy told me,...

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Harvest Time is Coming

  1. 31st July 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

Everybody loves a freshly harvested apple, peach, orange, grape, strawberry, or other piece of produce. Gardeners wait with anticipation to harvest that first ripe tomato. When fruit is fully ripened and at the peak of flavor, the time for harvest has finally arrived.

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You Really Do Want to Know

  1. 28th July 2021
  2. Brian Pomicter

There is a natural curiosity that young children possess. They look upon scenic environs with wonderment, awed by the beauty and the variety of plant and animal life they encounter. What a child sees is unfiltered and not yet fully processed and categorized—making what they see new and captivating. Perhaps a vague and all-too-brief thought occasionally crosses...

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In Pastures Green

  1. 24th July 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In this time when we are all being urged to "go green" in every part of our daily lives, we may lose sight of the word picture painted in Psalm 23, which is probably the most oft quoted Psalm in the Bible. I like the way it is expressed in the old English hymn by William Havergal, a well-known writer of hymns (1793–1870).

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Develop a Family Disaster Plan

  1. 21st July 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

Jesus talked about the signs of the end of the age, saying that wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, persecution, and lawlessness would abound. Paul told Timothy that “in the last days perilous times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1). Are you prepared? Do you have a family disaster plan?

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