June 15, 2014
Names The Social Security Administration website has a section where the popularity of baby names is ranked by year, going back to 1879. For 2012, the top two boy names were Jacob and Mason, while girl names were Sophia and Emma. Much to our sadness, Kenneth and Joyce have never ranked in the top 20 […]
Categories: Exhortation
June 15, 2014
My sorrow is continually before me Every time I read this passage in Psalm 38:17, my mind goes back many years to a still, quiet evening in Germany. I was at Bergen-Belsen, almost by accident, as I was in the area on business with a largely free evening. There, in the peaceful surroundings of rural […]
Categories: Editorial
May 15, 2014
Rick Warren in his book “The Purpose Driven Life” wrote: “Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God, will come to know God because they know you.” What a wonderful way to live, what a lofty goal, is to live a godly life and share with others the Word […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
May 15, 2014
Paul initially went to Timothy’s hometown of Lystra during his first missionary journey. Barnabas accompanied him. The two arrived in approximately AD 48, which was about two years into the Journey. Although it is not possible to tell exactly how old Timothy was at the time, it is reasonable to assume that he was about […]
Categories: Studies
May 15, 2014
Thus far, the comparison between Cain and Seth’s descendants has revealed that there were two distinct groups, which remained more or less separate from one another for four generations. In the sixth generation, however, the two groups began to marry, which initiated a decline in worship. The increased interaction between the two groups, and their […]
Categories: Studies
May 15, 2014
The sons of Levi Have you ever had something go “bad” in your refrigerator? It hits you as soon as you open the door. You know what to do: you throw it away. But what do you do when part of your family becomes “spoiled”? What actions should you take when your children start to […]
Categories: Exhortation
May 15, 2014
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11). Introduction When I was somewhat younger, I really had no […]
Categories: Editorial
March 15, 2014
Jeffrey Gitomer, while giving advice to salesmen, noted, “My experience has shown me that if you have to say what you are, you probably aren’t. Think about that for a moment. ‘I’m honest,’ ‘I’m ethical,’ even ‘I’m the boss,’ or ‘I’m in charge,’ usually indicates just the opposite. Doesn’t it?” CherLisa Biles would agree; she […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
March 15, 2014
In the last article we looked at some fundamentals of forgiveness associated with Scriptural discipline. Clearly, all Scriptural discipline is aimed at restoration. Our God delights in mercy and we must too. The first step in forgiving our brother is to have a personal awareness of our own need — that we too are encompassed […]
Categories: Reflection