When the Apostle Paul was in prisoned, as the Living Bible says, “for serving the Lord”; he urged the church at Ephesus to “live and act and act in a way worthy of those who have been chosen for such wonderful blessings. He maintained in previous verses 20-21, that “…glory be to God who by …

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  This article may be short but the words are so powerful. I considered copying from the Passion Translation but decided to copy from the Living Bible Paraphrased. So here goes. Oh, by the way I may quote from both, whichever one I think has the most impact. 

The other day, on the way to Lee County Building Supply, I had an uneasy drive. Some guy kept riding my back bumper. There was either a no-passing lane (I doubt that mattered to him.) or the traffic prevented his passing. When I was ready to turn in, he was so close I was afraid he would cli…

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The early spring of 1861 held the promise of a new life for 17 year old Elizabeth Cornett. Her parents had finally given in and agreed she could marry the love of her life, 18 year old William “Billy” Allen. The wedding was planned for the third week of October, just after the harvest. Then,…

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   In the book of Ecclesiastes there is an interesting verse in the closing chapter. This particular version is taken from The Living Bible paraphrased., chapter 12, verses 13-14. “Here is my final conclusion;  fear God and obey His commandments, for this is the entire duty of man. For God w…

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  I recently wrote an article about a man named Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. In verse 9, we are told that Jabez was more honorable than all his brothers. “Brothers”, meaning, “his family or his countrymen”. Anyway, he was a good man! But, something worthy of taking note of, I think, is his …

Some time ago I clipped the following from a magazine. It goes as follows, “The casual use of bad language is a sign of the coarsening of our culture. The way we talk to each other is indicative of how we treat each other and how much we respect each other. (Hmm, reminds me of a passage of S…