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Rejoicing Every Day of the Week



“Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy.” (William Blake)…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 23, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments

Responding to the Syria Crisis

“Refuse to be discouraged by the many signs that planet earth is the insane asylum of the solar system.” (Anonymous)

 

We are living in a time of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Syria is in ruins and its people are on the run from a seemingly endless nightmare. Millions are trapped inside Syria in dire condition. Millions of others have overwhelmed neighboring countries—and their numbers and needs grow daily. More than 320,000 people have been killed…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 22, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

The Worthlessness of Mediocrity

“There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.” (Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1903)

 

“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” (Seneca, Roman philosopher and writer of tragedies, 4 B.C. – A.D. 65)

 

If we wish to please God, we must give Him only the very best we have to offer. Work done in His Name should be done…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 10, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Museum of the Bible Coming to Washington

“I read my Bible to know what people ought to do, and my newspaper to know what they are doing.” (Cardinal John Henry Newman)

 

The Washington Post yesterday included an article entitled “A New Testament”, subtitled “Coming to the Mall in 2017: God”—reporting that “the Good Book is coming to town in a big way” in the form of the Museum of the Bible. The proximity of the museum to the Smithsonian and the Capitol has some people wondering how it will…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 8, 2015 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Living Responsibly

“Responsibility, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.” (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary)

 

If we want to see the face of God, we are responsible to live a disciplined life. Citizenship in the kingdom of heaven is a privilege with an accompanying duty to sanctify ourselves. Holiness in attitude, vocabulary and…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 2, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Are We Smart or What?!

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” (Albert Einstein)

 

The topic debated all last week in Stockholm was the information paradox of black holes. Black holes are so dense, they seem to swallow anything near them, including stars they’re formed from to begin with. Then,…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 1, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

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