241: GRACE or SHAME

The home is intended to be the training ground to fashion the characters of our children. As parents, we want them to develop qualities such as self-control, respect for authority,…

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240: Talk Is Cheap

In reading through some psalms today, I was reminded how boastful and deceitful people can be. There are those who say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips…

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239: Thorn In the Flesh

Go into any bookstore and you’ll find the shelves filled with accounts by people who say they had an experience of time spent in Heaven or Hell. It’s hard to…

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238: Wrath of God

Listening to the nightly news can be pretty depressing. We are confronted by shootings, murders, immorality, greed, arson, theft, and assault. I’m not without sin, as though I’m holier-than-thou, but…

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A Parent’s Plea

I’m not a gambling man, but there is one wager I’d be sure to win. Walk into any children’s hospital in any part of the world and ask any parent…

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236: Strong Legs

I’ve always enjoyed bodybuilding. Let me rephrase that. I’ve always enjoyed WATCHING bodybuilding workouts and competitions. Ever since I was young, I’ve had an interest in anatomy and muscles. There…

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234: Is Your View of God Accurate?

When I was first saved, I was confused after reading the book of Job. It seemed like Job’s friends had some distorted views of God. Yet, knowing that the Scriptures…

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233: The Real Problem in Our World

The real problem in our world is not hunger, poverty, crime, racism, abortion, injustice, war, or exploitation. These all are the RESULTS of our real problem. The single seed from…

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232: Your Efforts Are Important

Apple of His Eye Charity exists to bring hope and help to orphans, widows, the poor, and the forgotten, in developing countries. This past year we added Jim Schlatter to…

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231: Dishwashing

When I was in college I worked in the cafeteria, washing pots and pans. As soon as I’d get one clean, it seemed like the cooks grabbed it and used…

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230: Oh, To Be Young Again

As I was reading in the book of Job (long o), I was struck by his statement, “Oh, for the days when I was in my prime.” (Job 29:4) For…

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229: Nations in Conflict

Today, if you admit that you believe in an unseen world, you may be accused of having mental illness. In our scientific culture, things that cannot be seen, felt, or…

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228: Jesus Guarantees Healing

Are you or a loved one sick? Jesus showed great compassion and power when He healed people of their infirmities. Often an entire town would gather around Jesus and He’d…

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227: Submission and Doormats

There is a great deal of misunderstanding surrounding the Bible’s instruction about submission. It is NOT God’s intention that some people are to be doormats. Through submission, He has provided…

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