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The World Cup Craze

       “I never thought we would be world champions. We have to be humble.” 

       (Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal forward, after his team’s 2-2 draw with the U.S. in the World Cup)

 

        The 2014 FIFA World Cup has captured the attention of millions around the world—putting work on hold, mesmerizing fans, raising enthusiasm to a fever pitch,and moving many to gamble on hopeful outcomes. Yesterday, despite chants of “USA…USA…” America’s premier soccer…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on July 2, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Grace Momentum

"Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back!" my father used to say. So how did the turtle get on such a lofty perch on that fence post?

“There is a Power whose care / Teaches the way along that pathless coast.

The desert and illimitable air / Lone wandering, but not…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on May 15, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Faith's Silhouette

We demonstrate our faith by the way we live. Conduct communicates more clearly than creed.

“Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculations.”…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on May 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Faith's Calming Effect

Many people talk about having good luck. Christians give credit to the good Lord.

“The superior man is quiet and calm, waiting for the appointments of Heaven,

while the mean man walks in dangerous paths, looking for lucky…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on May 7, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Mercy in the Maze

As we journey through life, we frequently need forgiveness of sin and relief from guilt -- something only God can give.

“The quality of mercy is not strained;

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on May 1, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Mercy in the Maze

As we journey through life, we frequently need forgiveness of sin and relief from guilt -- something only God can give.

“The quality of mercy is not strained;

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on May 1, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Self-confidence a blessing?

Our culture constantly teaches us that self-confidence will guarantee success. Scripture teaches a different lesson. 

“There’s one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude—confidence in self.”

- Seneca…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 28, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

The menace of war and the promise of peace

“Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines;

I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil.

If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 23, 2014 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

TheTransforming Message of Easter

Easter is the highest holy day of the Christian faith. The Presence of the living Lord in trusting hearts changes all of life.

“The Easter message tells us that our enemies, sin, the curse and death, are beaten.

Ultimately…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 17, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

Remembering the cup, the cross, and Christ

Holy Week is a good time to reflect on the price our Redeemer paid for our salvation.

“It has been the cross which has revealed to good men that their goodness has not been good enough.”

- Johann Hieronymus Schroeder…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 15, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Invisible Means of Support

“How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource!

We go to him because we have nowhere else to go.

And then we learn that the storms of life…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 7, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Life -- A Coat of Many Colors

Life is good because God is good.

“No man is in true health who cannot stand in the free air of heaven, with his feet on God’s free turf,

and thank his Creator for the simple luxury of physical existence.”…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 7, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

In the Big-Banging?

Scientists are still spending millions attempting to discover the origin of the universe. Is the Bible too simple for sophisticated minds?

 

No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement

on the words of…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 1, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Who's in Charge?

Taking a do-it-yourself approach to life? Or  trusting the Master?

It is for men to choose whether they will govern themselves or be governed.”

- Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on March 27, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Responding to Christ's love

“The difference between duty and love is that the first represents Sinai and the second Calvary.”

- Richard Braunstein

 

Washed in the…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on March 25, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

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