Thank God For Empty Seats

If you’ve ever own the friendly skies, you know how beautiful an empty seat is. An empty seat on an airplane is a gift from God. If there is an empty seat beside you, you don’t have to share the armrest. If there is an empty seat in front of you, you don’t have to...

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Side Effects

I Googled a couple of prescription drugs the other day and wondered if I should take them or not. One was called out as the fourth worst culprit for dangerous side effects among all the drugs studied. Scary. Such are the risks of modern medicine. Today’s...

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Honesty is Still the Best Policy

When I turned fifteen and a half, I got my driver’s permit. I read the book and learned the difference between a yield sign and a stop sign. With my newfound knowledge, I was ready to drive. I remember the day my driver’s ed instructor pulled his red Dodge Shadow down...

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Trusted

There is no greater way to say "I believe in you" than to exhibit trust.Trust is defined as "a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something." I submit to you that the Lord Jesus Christ has made an emphatic statement of trust in...

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Pain

“But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn” (Job 14:22). This is an ongoing series about dealing with pain and medications for pain. This month, we’ll begin to explore things other than medicine to treat pain.In the United States, we...

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Closing a Chapter

This past week, I concluded twenty-two years of service as the Ohio District superintendent. Our UPCI manual states that an elected official can serve for eight years if he receives a simple majority of the vote, but after that, he must get a two-thirds majority to be...

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Hello, Baby

Congratulations! There is nothing more exciting than adding a new member to your family. Whether you are expecting a new bundle of joy or adding to your family through adoption, there is plenty to get in order. Painting the room, buying clothes and furniture, and...

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Seeing the Big Picture

"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?" (1 Corinthians 2:16, KJV). We live in the Visual Age. If we can't take a picture or a video of it, it's like it doesn't exist or never happened. Cell phone cameras have sent picture-taking to the...

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Hard Facts, Soft Truths

At a university conference on business, Fred Smith, a successful executive and editor, followed an engineer to the podium. In his speech, the engineer remarked, “I am a scientist. I deal only with hard facts—things you can see and feel.” When it was his turn to speak,...

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Project 7 In Belpre

God performed a major miracle to bring us into an incredible church in the old town bowling alley -- a building we were told "was not for rent and would never be for rent." Next thing you know, there we were, directly beside the local high school. A senior in the...

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Life After Birth

"If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and no true sons" (Hebrews 12:8, NIV). Generic Christianity believes that a simple, verbal confession of Christ saves you. A shrinking number of Christians insist a...

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