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But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

To Understand the Beginning of the Universe

author Posted by: Mike on date Jan 20th, 2017 | filed Filed under: Creation

Wide field long exposure photo of the milky wayMan has an incredible desire to learn of the beginnings of the universe.  He keeps searching for answers, willing to do almost anything to get them.  The latest is an infrared telescope, known as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), that is scheduled to be launched in October, 2018. Initially estimated to cost $1.8 billion dollars, the current estimate is over $8 billion dollars. This new telescope will likely reveal more about our universe, but it will not give the definitive answer on our origins.  Accurate information can only come from an eye witness: God.

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The Spiritual State of the United States

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 1st, 2014 | filed Filed under: Faith

I heard a top 10 list on the radio this morning.  It was a top 10 list of what Americans are watching on TV.  I got me to thinking about the spiritual state of the United States. Every person loves what they spend time with.  Their heart, left unchecked, will follow after what they desire.

This screenshot shows the most popular TV shows as compiled by TV Guide. Read more »

Be An Ensample

author Posted by: Mike on date Sep 9th, 2011 | filed Filed under: Daily Bible Verse, Faith

Paul tells the church at Thessalonica that they were ensamples. Now this is a word that is not used much today, but it means: An example; a pattern or model for imitation.

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. — 1 Thessalonians 1:7 (KJV) Read more »

By Him Were All Things Created

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 30th, 2011 | filed Filed under: Daily Bible Verse

If there is one fact about God that the world wants you to doubt, it is that He is the Creator of all things. The world wants you to think that somehow everything just happened in a “big bang” and that event started evolutionary processes over eons of time that bring us to the present day. It just isn’t true. Read more »

Careful for Nothing

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 27th, 2011 | filed Filed under: Daily Bible Verse, Faith

Things are hard for people in my country right now, as it is for many throughout the world. Many are out of work and have lost their homes. Yet, God tells us to be careful for nothing. Read more »

I Trusted In Thee

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 24th, 2011 | filed Filed under: Daily Bible Verse

Can you look back and see where you trusted in God?  As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20.” What about you, do you look back and see how God has cared for you? Read more »

A Small Price to Pay

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 15th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Books, Faith

A Small Price to Pay, written by Harvey Yoder, is the biography of Mikhail Khorev.  This book is based on interviews that Mr. Yoder had with Mikhail Khorev. It is the story of a young boy who was taught by his father and mother to love God. He grew up to serve God in communist Soviet Union and was imprisoned for his faith.

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Filthy Rags

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 7th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions, Faith

I was remembering a church service from several years ago.  Something happened in that service that proved to me the importance of having the pure word of God. It was near the beginning of worship when a man stood up and read the following verse from his Bible. Read more »

This About Says it All!

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 27th, 2007 | filed Filed under: Faith

I am reading Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Marie Gentert King, Editor. It is an out of print paperback edition. What I have found, with this book, is that it has different accounts than other books that have been published. The quote I make today is from this edition. Read more »

Following God is Not Always the Easiest Thing to Do

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 19th, 2006 | filed Filed under: Faith

The Word of the Lord that came unto Hosea was a word that most Christian men would have a hard time obeying. Yet, that is what Hosea did. He obeyed God. Read more »