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WHO WILL DETERMINE THE FUTURE?

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The knee jerk reaction has begun, driven by emotion, regarding the senseless shooting in Florida. High school students are preparing a nationwide march to warn the President and congress (Republicans) that gun control must happen now! I understand their feelings and drive to do something. However here we go again, trying to treat a major ...

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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You probably won’t be surprised to learn that John 3:16 is the most-searched Bible verse, according to Bible Gateway’s statistical analysis. We reviewed the behavior of some of the 8 million visitors who stop by the site each month, many of them chasing results provided by Google. I was intrigued to review the top 10 ...

Weeping for America

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I am not a big fan of Presidential State of the Union addresses.   It is usually a lot of generalities with little substance. Last evenings State of the Union was the saddest and most frightening I have ever witnessed. The fear stems not from what was said but the reaction of the Democrats to the ...

EVIL CAN BE WELL EDUCATED

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In 1944 my father returned home from the War in the Pacific. My dad was smart, energetic, intelligent and well read.  In fact I cannot remember a month, while growing up at home, where National Geographic Magazine did not show up in our mailbox.  I remember well listening to my parents talking about the progress ...

LIVE AND LET LIVE!??

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I recently found a webpage that is entitled: 5 Verses You Thought Were in the Bible….But Aren’t.  It is a fascinating read since the 5 phrases sound biblical but are anything but biblical. Here isthe top five: "God helps those who help themselves.” 1 Americanians 17:76 "This, too, shall pass.” Wisdomonius 4:11 “Yea, verily, God wants you to be happy.” ...

THE STUPIDITY OF HATRED!

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THE STUPIDITY OF HATRED! Here is the best street level definition of hatred that I have ever heard: Hatred is Drinking Poison and Expecting Other People to Die! Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. As you may have noticed the political rhetoric in Washington D.C. has ...

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