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The Deal Is Still On!

When you are a high achiever, getting things done is what you do. In moments of productivity there is nothing worse than realizing you missed something significant and the deadline has passed. …

  • Finish What You Start

    One of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of …

  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

  • Going Off the Grid

    If you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television …

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  • Finish What You Start

    One of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of …

  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

  • Going Off the Grid

    If you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television …

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Anger Danger

“We all know things are bad — worse than bad — they’re crazy,” began the fictional Howard Beale in the film entitled, “Network.” An emotionally disturbed news anchor whose life had …

The golden repair One of the more articulate poets of antiquity was the harp-playing shepherd boy turned warrior and king, known as David. He wrote roughly half of the Psalms found in the Old Testament, and these …
Dreaming of a commercial-free world It was one of those really busy weeks where there was hardly enough time to breathe. For myself, I was glad the week was over and I could relax for the evening.“What do you want for supper?” The …
Thank you, Captain Rickenbacker It was this week more than seventy-five years ago, that one of the most harrowing personal dramas of the Second World War played itself out on a watery stage in the Central Pacific Ocean. Carrying a …
You are a cut above You are a cut above. Almighty God has anointed you and created you to excel.  A cut above means you stand out. The Bible tells us of a man named Daniel. Daniel operated with an excellent spirit. …
Letting bitterness go Traditionally, King Solomon has been regarded as the primary author of three books of the Old Testament. Some interpreters say he wrote Song of Songs while he was a lusty, young man (a book that …
A mystery solved in literature I finally figured it out.Y’know how a lot of times one person will remind you of someone else, but you just can’t quite put your finger on who that someone else is? That’s the way it’s been …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Father Aidan Wilcoxson This time around Editor Scott Coleman wants to know whether the perspective of ‘once saved, always saved’ can be reconciled with the belief that we must repent and seek forgiveness on a regular …
ROUNDTABLE: Rev. Dale Chrisman This week’s question is frequently asked.  I’ve heard fascinating and sometimes loud discussions from laity and clergy alike. When asked, I usually cop out and say “That’s above my pay …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Pastor Mark Brown The topic for this round table is: “Some teach the doctrine of once saved, always saved, and others preach repent and seek forgiveness always. Are the two teaching at odds?” Jesus said in …
Does God Still Heal People Today? As a child, I remember watching evangelists on TV who purportedly healed people. People would walk up to the stage on crutches, then after a prayer would throw them down and walk or dance down the …
Just as I am It was Dr. Bill Leonard who best described my religious upbringing. Speaking for many who came to Christianity in the fire-and-brimstone of Appalachian fundamentalism, he said, “Some of us were …