The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13 the following words, "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."
It is almost 2017! Just let that sink in for a minute.
When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups.
This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.
Last week we began a discussion of the relevancy of God's word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world, just as it was when the Bible was penned. As long as sin remains, God's word is relevant.
Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids shopped for presents for foster families and collected money for sick veterans.
Christmas is the most joyful time of the year; a time when people are the most happy, most pleasant, most loving and most caring.
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of Kislev. However, since the traditional Jewish calendar is based on lunar months of either 29 or 30 days, that means that the holiday can fall anywhere from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26 in terms of the solar, secular Gregorian calendar used today in the West. This year, though, for the first time in nearly four decades, Hanukkah commences on Christmas Eve.
Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of a Savior; he is Christ the Lord.
Today is our 37th wedding anniversary. Back in 1979, three days before Christmas we were married.
The one prominent characteristic of the day is change. Over the past 100 years, so many things have come into existence, lived up their usefulness and are now considered obsolete.
Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.
Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sharon was selling tickets when the handsome Larry, a Massachusetts transplant, caught her eye and her heart. They were married that same year.
Calliope Games is a family-run company that publishes games that are of excellent quality, fun, affordable (all three games are under $40) and easy to learn. Three new games in their Titan series offer tons of fun for families: Hive Mind, Menu Masters and Running with the Bulls.
"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold and frankincense and myrrh." - Matthew 2:11
"Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…" (Hebrews 3:7-8).
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