Browsing All Posts filed under »GOD«

The Common Denominator of Violence in America

June 19, 2022 by


Mark Alexander  ~ The result of fatherlessness becomes even more tragically evident when the data connecting that absence to violence is irrefutable.  ~   “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their […]

Thorn in the Side

June 12, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ When I’m dealing with the weakess of my flesh, half-measures are not good enough. ~   “A-h-h-h-h-h-h!” was quickly followed by some colorful words not to be put in writing. The good news is I wasn’t the one doing the screaming. My team leader, however, had every reason to be screaming. Infantry training […]

‘Run, Forrest, Run!’

June 5, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Christians are to be runners with a message, but in our present day, the message has become garbled. ~   That line, “Run, Forrest, run!” is one of my favorites from the classic 1994 movie, “Forrest Gump.” Forrest is wearing braces on his legs and some bullies are after him. Jenny, his childhood […]

Memorial Day Reminiscing

May 29, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ While age does not necessarily guarantee wisdom, coming to saving faith in Christ has given me a new sense of “duty.” ~    Years ago, on a Memorial Day weekend, my pastor asked all of us to pause for a moment of silence to honor those who gave their life for our […]

Eye Problems

May 22, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ What we focus on is going to have an impact on our heart and soul.  ~     I was on vacation in Aruba a few years ago. If you’ve ever been there, you know that the beaches are the best part of the island. Once you get away from the beaches, it’s […]

Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Those Who Have Earned It

May 19, 2022 by


Mark Alexander  ~ “Never take for granted the people God places along your path.”  ~ “When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us […]

Empty Nets

May 15, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ It’s when we get off course that God will bring about some empty nets into our lives. ~   “In Jesus’ name, I take dominion over the fish in the sea!” I’m embarrassed now, but as a new believer I used that prayer every time I went fishing. Apparently, I “lacked faith,” or […]

Oil Change — A Parable

May 8, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ God wants us to run on His oil. And with this oil, we get the extended warranty — eternal life! ~   A long time ago (1964) in a land far away (Toledo, Ohio) lived two teenage boys who shared ownership of a car. For some unknown reason, my twin brother Roger and […]


April 24, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ It’s when we turn our back on the enemy that we tend to get “struck down,” because our armor is for offense, not defense. There’s no armor on our back.“ ~   If my insurance agent ever saw me driving like this, my rates would go through the roof!” I thought to myself. […]


April 16, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Some of us want to follow Jesus from afar. Like Peter, we don’t want to get so close to Him that people think we’re His disciples. ~   Although he had covered this ground many times, he still maintained a heightened sense of alertness. If several years in Vietnam had taught him anything, […]

Lamb of God Sacrificed on Passover, Resurrected on Feast of First Fruits

April 15, 2022 by


[See also Psalms (Tehillim) 118:22-26; Zechariah (Z’kharyah) 12:10-13:1 + 13:7-9; Isaiah (Yesha ‘Yahu) 8:14 + 54:1-12; Daniel (Dani ‘ El) 9:25; Matthew (Mattityahu) 21:9; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:34-35; John (Yochanan) 3:16-21; 1 Peter (1 Kefa) 2:4-10, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8.   Sources: NIV, CJB.]   William Federer  ~ Lamb of God Sacrificed on Passover, Resurrected on Feast […]

Mission Impossible

April 10, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ Maybe it’s time to let God do some “Mission Impossible” work in your life? Admit it: Watching Tom Cruise hanging off the side of an aircraft taking off from an airstrip was exciting to watch. Impossible, of course, but that’s the whole gist of the genre. Just like climbing Burj Khalifa, a […]

Hatred Sells

April 7, 2022 by


Roger Helle ~ Choose to love your enemies rather than hate them. Their hatred blinds them while our love can help them see. ~ I believe many of us in America are exhausted by the leftists’ constant bombardment upon those they disagree with as haters, racists, bigots, or whatever pops into their mind. It’s endless […]

A Feisty Finn Wins on Faith and Free Speech

April 3, 2022 by


Emmy Griffin  ~ Tweeting Bible verses on the scriptural view of sex and marriage is officially not hate speech in Finland. ~   Former MP Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola were facing trial for three counts of “hate speech.” This so-called hate speech was the publishing of a pamphlet on the biblical view of […]


April 2, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ A good mystery novel used to be called a page-turner. I don’t want my story to be a slow, plodding, and boring one. I want it to be a mystery action novel. ~    Let’s say that I’m watching a Hallmark mystery movie with my bride (strictly hypothetical, of course). A number […]

Ears to Hear

March 20, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ God gets a bad rap these days. I have had people tell me the Bible is too hard to understand. ~   Some time back I made a trip to our local VA clinic about getting an upgrade to my hearing aids. I don’t go to the VA for much, but its audiology […]

Samaritan’s Purse Helps Ukraine in Jesus’ Name

March 13, 2022 by


Emmy Griffin  ~ Franklin Graham’s organization is showing us yet again what Christ meant when he commanded us to “love our neighbor.” Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit Christian organization headed by Franklin Graham (son of the late evangelist Billy Graham), shows up when disaster strikes to bring humanitarian aid and Christian comfort to people in need. […]

The Ambassador

March 13, 2022 by


Ron Helle ~ A good travel agent believes in the product he is selling. Too often I fall short in my presentation of the Kingdom of God. The children were the first thing I noticed as I surveyed my new venue. I was haunted by the look of fear and uncertainty that their eyes conveyed. […]

The Master’s Return

March 5, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ If you were to ask most honest believers today if they were looking for the Lord’s return, many would likely say, “Not so much.” Going back to our adoption of Murphy, as I previously indicated, he had contracted distemper before receiving the usual vaccinations prior to being adopted. He was one sick […]

The Master’s Voice

February 20, 2022 by


Ron Helle  ~ We live in a world that mistreats us all and as a result we are distrustful of people and their intentions. Just before Thanksgiving in 2005, I left the country, embarking on a new adventure. My life philosophy is that “the only thing you can plan on is that nothing goes according […]

Percentage of Women in the Workforce Plummets

February 13, 2022 by


Emmy Griffin But is this really a bad thing, or is it a boost for families? According to Tami Forman at Fortune, the women’s work participation rate is down to 57%. It has not been this low since 1988. It is especially bad, according to Forman, because many women have now been out of the […]

On Thanksgiving, Let’s Give Thanks To God

November 25, 2021 by


By Lee Edwards ~ One may be tempted, almost, to say there is little reason to give thanks on a day when so many have died from a deadly virus, when the memory of an endless war in a distant land still stings, and when a majority of Americans think the country is headed in […]

A Fond Farewell to Rush Limbaugh

February 19, 2021 by


Douglas Andrews   ~ The Golden EIB Mic has gone silent, and the likes of its master won’t pass this way again. “The day’s gonna come, folks, where I’m not gonna be able to do this. I don’t know when that is. I want to be able to do it for as long as I […]

John F. Kennedy Shot. What Did He and Others Warn America?

January 18, 2021 by


William Federer  ~ “We are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” John F. Kennedy stated in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 28, 1961: “The Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks […]