Category Archives: values

Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Abort The Christ Child . . .

Don’t abort the Christ Child! Let Him live in your heart this holiday season. Think how different things would be this time of year if Mary had not made the pro-life choice. Had Mary killed the Christ Child in her … Continue reading

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When a culture continually casts God’s commandments into denial river, it causes confusion, conflict, and eventual collapse.

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Confusion of Hate & Honor

Contemporary society teaches that believing in Biblical morality is hatred, while war is honorable.  However, that is backwards. War is hatred.  The ultimate hate is physically attacking people, their family, friends, & neighbors, their property; with physical harm and/or death. … Continue reading

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If you agree with the Bible that some human behaviors are morally wrong, it doesn’t mean that you “hate” or mistreat people who do those behaviors.

After I posted the title of this post as a complete post, a book by Leonard Ravenhill that I started reading more than a year ago, but never finished, caught my eye. I felt a Spirit-prompting: “Pick it up, there … Continue reading

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From Independence Day to Dependence Day

Most people around the world know that the 4th of July is American Independence Day — when we relish the thought of being free from reliance on others.  However, perhaps we need to get beyond July 4th and acknowledge July … Continue reading

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Lights of the Round Table / Spirit-Prompted Church Meetings

King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table reveal a biblical way of holding church meetings. 1)  The knights set at a round table so that no one, not even the king, could be at the head of the table and … Continue reading

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Life Is Either . . . Or . . .

Life is a either a spiritual fight . . . To walk in the light; To overcome the night; To avoid spite; To think and do what’s right; To remove evil’s blight; To seek supernatural insight; To find God’s delight. … Continue reading

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Attention America! Media Alert!

Attention America: Images are influential. What you watch will: * Alter your attitude; * Brainwash your beliefs; * Create cravings: * Dictate desires; * Edge out your ethics; * Form your feelings; * Grab your gullibility; * Hold your heart; … Continue reading

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No Sex Marriage

Marriage is getting a major make-over with the idea of “same sex marriage” (or “gay marriage”). Perhaps the next big innovation in marriage could be no sex marriage where both partners come out of the closet and publicly agree that … Continue reading

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