Rubio Warns of Christian Persecution Over Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News Reports: RUBIO WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

“In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flips the debate on gay marriage saying he believes that pro-same-sex marriage activists will soon turn from labeling individuals as homophobic to labeling the entirety of Christianity and Continue reading

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I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even

I must admit that I am not a great one in answering questions. It may be I do not hear the question correctly, or someone will ask me a question and I give an answer to another question.

I am beginning to think that I have a little bit of Continue reading

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Those Magnificent May Flowers

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by.

Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just Continue reading

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Thank God I’m a Country Preacher

I was born and raised in the country for which I thank God every day. At the time, however, I did not know how good I had it.

I was always hearing how great and wonderful city life was. The school teachers raved about all the excellent entertainment, museums and Continue reading

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I’d Give Her a Piece of My Mind If I Had Any To Spare

I do not know if grouchy comes with old age or if in old age you are too weak to subdue it. I guess it does not really matter because I am having a little bit of trouble along this line. My grouchy seems to be getting out of control. Continue reading

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When Did Cute Stop Being Cute?

I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years.

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Discerning Spiritual Warfare

I don’t know what brought you here, but my search has taken on an even rhythm, different from the urgency I once felt. Before, I felt alone but now I know there are so many others who want to return to the Bible and stay with its principles and illustrations Continue reading

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Why Grin When You Can Laugh out Loud

I am of the opinion that standing in line is not a career although I have been so employed most of my life. If it is a career, I am not applying for any employment.

I have searched colleges and universities and have yet to find any of them offering Continue reading

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Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

 

By David S. Heeren

 

At least two recent studies have resulted in findings favoring the 2 B.C. occultation of the planets Jupiter and Venus as the astral object that has come to be known as the Christmas star. Are these studies credible or Continue reading

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Preparation and execution of my income tax return

April 15th is the time of the year when Americans can communicate with their government. I cannot testify for anyone else, but I look forward to this marvelous opportunity and I am careful not to waste it. This year, for example, so much has happened to me since last year Continue reading

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For some, Easter is a hop and a skip

As may be expected, Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Although I prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday, I am not easily offended by words. Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”

It is amazing to me how some Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Having a “Blessed” Day?

This week I heard of a place that always greeted people with, “Have a blessed day.” I have heard that addressed to me and I have said it back many times. On the surface, this looks like a very wonderful, encouraging and positive thing to do and I am all Continue reading

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It Was Lights Out At The Old Ballgame

baseballSomeone yelling, “Let’s play ball,” officially announces spring. Springtime and baseball seem to go together, as if God created springtime just for the national pastime.

Something about that first baseball game seems to shake away all the gloomy aspects of the past winter. As soon as Old Man Winter strikes Continue reading

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Why Women Live Longer Than Men

There are all kinds of studies out there usually done by people who have nothing more important in the world to do. It is amazing how they come up with these various topics and studies. There must be somebody somewhere, being paid to come up with the most ridiculous studies Continue reading

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How Old Is Too Old?

One of my grandchildren asked me quite a penetrating question this week. Everybody knows how perceptive these little people are, especially when they are around big people. I am all for questions and answering questions and that sort of thing. Sometimes, however, the question crosses the wrong line.

“Grandpa,” one Continue reading

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