Category Archives: Current Events

Day of Encouragement

I wasn’t aware of it until after the fact, but September 12 was “National Day of Encouragement”. If there is anything we need in 2020, it is certainly encouragement! There is no need to go over once again that long … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Sense of Humor

We are now six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has been an unusual six months, to say the least. You never know if someone is simply applying hand sanitizer or wringing their hands over the latest news of … Continue reading

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We Remember

Today is the nineteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack on the United States. Anyone who is old enough to remember the horrific event will never forget where they were or what they were doing when they first heard … Continue reading

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Welcome Sight

A few weeks ago I stopped at a convenience store/gas station in a large town. I am sometimes a bit apprehensive going into such places of business in large towns because they seem to be a frequent target of criminals. … Continue reading

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What America Needs

We certainly live in some trying times. As you look around, it’s hard to tell if people are using sanitizer or wringing their hands over COVID-19! At this writing, the death toll from the virus is over 130,000 in the … Continue reading

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Deciding Not to Hate

When he was nineteen years old, Dickie Marcum got a large tattoo of a swastika that covered part of his chest. As he recalls, “I had a lot of hate in my heart.” Dickie matured into a different person over … Continue reading

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The Holiness T-Shirt

Recently I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of Walmart when I noticed a lady wearing a bright yellow T-shirt with a red stop sign on the front. The shirt said, “Please stay back 6 feet”, a … Continue reading

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Now That God Has Our Attention!

“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”—Romans 13:11. God doesn’t want us to spiritually sleepwalk through … Continue reading

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How to Succeed In a Crisis

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Nehemiah. There we see several principles of how to succeed in a crisis. The Israelites had been exiled for many years. The walls of Jerusalem had been torn down and there … Continue reading

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A Time to Live and a Time to Die

The following story was told by best-selling novelist John Grisham: “One of my best friends in college died when he was 25, just a few years after we had finished Mississippi State University. I was in law school, and he … Continue reading

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