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FIRST-PERSON: Looking for community?

There's a little watering hole on the way to my sister's old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have 10 miles of curvy country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. Read More...

FIRST-PERSON: A rainbow in the blue sky

I remember Oct. 10, 2013, so vividly. When someone called me with the news, they had to repeat what they said because my brain could not comprehend the words. Brent was dead. I had never met someone so full of life. Read More...


Today's Devotion

From the Book of Proverbs:

Fear of God — the beginning of wisdom; necessity of searching for wisdom; importance of trusting in the Lord.

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? (Prov. 1:22).

The simple ones are not the ignorant, but rather those who permit their natural desires for self-pleasure to become the motivating force in their lives. Over a period of time, it seems the simple ones become scorners — more set in their disinterest for the Truth. Because of their unwillingness to search for Truth, they eventually become hardened in sin and hate knowledge. Then God calls them fools. Those who reject the Word of God are destined to walk down this path. If they had accepted His Word, it would have softened their hearts, they would have repented, and walked on a different path. However, they chose to walk their own way. The apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts (Jude 1:17-18). - Continue...


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