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What a friend we have in Jesus

To be honest, I remember the first time I heard the praise song “I am a Friend of God.” The tune was catchy, though it repeated itself over and over.…

Expectations

Expectation is defined by the “New Oxford Dictionary” as a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. In the fabric of our life exists…

Where Will You Be When You Get Where You’re Goin’?

Jerry Clower, the now deceased comedian from Yazoo City, Miss., and ex-spokesperson for Sutherlands Lumber Company, once asked the above question. Of course, he had a funny story to illustrate…

The divine shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.” (Psalm 23:1-3) The…

Can the rush grow up without the mire?

It is spring and we are drawing close to graduation time. What a wonderful achievement; the graduation from high school. What a high level of expectations for the future. And…

Taxes and the risen Christ

This past Sunday, Catholics celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday. This also happened to be the feast of St. Gemma (April 11). In her writings, St. Gemma says the following about the…

The Good News of Easter (New life for everyone)

A little boy named Mark was 4-years-old when his pet lizard, “Jack” died. Since this was his first brush with death, his grandmother suggested that he and his 5-year-old cousin,…

“It ain’t over till it’s over”

One of the most fascinating stories of the Alamo, back in 1836, is not about Davy Crockett, or Jim Bowie, or William Travis, or any of those names we usually…

Removing high places

Many Christians know lots of Bible stories about King Saul, King David and King Solomon. But what about all those kings that came after Solomon? How many of their stories…

The tides of life

“Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2) On Feb. 27, I woke up to a Fox News channel announcement that…