Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. - Psalm 146:3

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Heroes we honor

By Paul Bawden On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, we pause to remember our fallen heroes. We take time to honor the brave and selfless men and women of the U.S. military who have given the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives to preserve our freedoms in America. Initially called Decoration Day, it…

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Mom, you’re the greatest!

By Paul Bawden A cartoon portrayed a little fellow talking to a clerk as he stood next to the Mother’s Day cards. Some of the cards said, “Awesome Mother,” “To A Great Mother,” Perfect Mother,” “Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mother,” Wonderful Mother,” “The Best Mom.” Evidently, the little fellow couldn’t read yet, and he told…

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When evil is good & good is evil

By Paul Bawden The old prophet Isaiah had these words to say to the nation of Israel: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil . . . .” Isaiah was using words to remind the nation that they had become their own truth. They rejected the biblical God and His word. In so…

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Quakes and eclipse

By Paul Bawden The recent morning earthquake in the Northeast got everyone’s attention, particularly those affected by the quake. This earthquake was the strongest recorded in the Northeast in more than a decade, according to USGS records – 4.8 on the RIckter scale. Thankfully, there were no injuries, although buildings shook and people were on…

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Playing the blame game?!

By Paul Bawden The youngest daughter in a family is bringing her mother a mug of coffee she has made for her Mom. The son is clowning around in the room. She looks at him and spills some coffee on the floor. Immediately, before anybody can even say anything, the sister started shouting at her…

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Give up God!?

By Paul Bawden I read an article recently entitled, “This Time of War, I Propose We Give Up God” by Shalom Auslander. Due to teaching in his younger years, the author gave his view of God in the Old Testament, especially in what happened in Israel’s deliverance from Egypt based on the Passover. Admittedly, such…

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Death conquered?!

By Paul Bawden “Impossible!” replies the atheist. “How can you know?” questions the agnostic. In spite of the scoffers and doubters, the God-man crucified and buried came forth from the grave bodily on Easter Sunday morning. Eye-witnesses give undeniable testimony that the God-man, Jesus Christ, conquered the grave bodily. Lee Strobel, an ardent atheist, searched…

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Believe it or not!

By Paul Bawden As I look at the happening in the United States and our world it’s like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. You can’t make this stuff up. The USA could have given strong weapons to Ukraine ahead of Russia’s invasion. They failed to do so. Instead of implementing biting sanctions before an invasion,…

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Death or life?

By Paul Bawden My heart is heavy as I write this article. I’m sure your heart is heavy as well as you read this article. Why? We are overwhelmed by the evil atrocities committed in Ukraine by Putin and his armed forces. At the same time, I’m sure we are inspired by the stellar courage…

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The need of the hour!

By Paul Bawden Russia threatens to invade Ukraine. Various country diplomats engage in a boycott of the Olympic games. Human rights abuse allegations are made against China. Putin and Xi now enjoy a “spirit of friendship and strategic partnershipn” after a meeting during the Olympics. Iran is moving toward developing a nuclear weapon. In the…

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Eternity – where will you spend it?

By Paul Bawden Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away. They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day. These words of Isaac Watts remind us of the power of time as we move into the New Year. Time appears to have the last word on our lives, but is that…

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Immanuel – be ever new!!

By Paul Bawden We live in world where what we possess materially eventually wears out. A case in point is our present house which was new when we bought it 19 years ago. Since that time, we have replaced the kitchen appliances, the washer and dryer, the furnace, the hot water heater, in addition to…

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Are you thankful?

By Paul Bawden Would you believe? Thanksgiving season is here again, with Thanksgiving Day this week. Where has the time gone? Regardless of the quick passing of time, in this season set aside to give thanks, the only question to ask is: Why give thanks? The reason to give thanks is that as individuals none…

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Needing grace?

By Paul Bawden If we’re honest with ourselves, we all need grace. But what is grace? It’s been illustrated this way. A Christian Education Teacher of Junior High boys was teaching his class about justice, mercy, and grace. After teaching on these subjects, the teacher asked his class how his students would describe these words.…

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Is your head spinning yet?

By Paul Bawden It’s hard to believe what is happening in the USA. We just celebrated Columbus Day, which the President has now called Indigenous People Day. The history revisionists, particularly, the far-left historian, Howard Zinn, whose book, “A People’s History of the United States,” has left a major mark on American K-12 and college…

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Is there any good in the world?

By Paul Bawden I was in conversation with some friends at a funeral luncheon recently, and the subject turned to what is happening in our world, particularly in the USA. As the conversation went along, it turned somewhat negative, as it was suggested that things are going to get worse and worse. It appeared that…

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Is human life valuable??

By Paul Bawden Recently, I read an article from Answers In Genesis (8/30/21) entitled, “Chimeras – A Frightening Future”? I’ll share below some of the thoughts in that article. What is a chimera? In science today, chimeras refer to human-animal hybrids. It’s artificially combining human and animal cells. Then the article asked the question –…

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Why is our world so messy?

By Paul Bawden I ask myself this question as I watched the recent tragic developments in Afghanistan, the ongoing chaos at the US southern border, and the push to cause us all to lose our true identity and value as individuals. Could the messes in our world be for lack of knowledge? The old master…

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Whose eyes?

By Paul Bawden My wife and I recently had our yearly eye appointments – actually two-year appointments due to the pandemic. We like to make sure we take care of our physical eyes. I’m sure you do as well. Yes, there are physical eyes but there are also spiritual eyes – how we see things…

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Should Americans celebrate the 4th of July?

By Paul Bawden This is a relevant question for all Americans to consider. For we are being led to believe by some that the 4th of July is not what we may think it is. Writing in a recent Daily Signal, Jarrett Stepmen informs us that the recently created National Archives and Records Administration Task…

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Where’s dad?

By Paul Bawden If we listen to some people today, dads or fathers aren’t a necessary part of the family. In fact, the family can be anything you want it to be. The traditional family is obsolete and is not necessary for a society to have stability. Regardless of the thinking that’s trying to influence…

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Remembering our heroes

By Paul Bawden Memorial Day is on Monday, May 31, 2021. It’s a day set aside to honor the men and women of the U. S. military who have given the ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives to preserve our freedoms in America. Originally called Decoration Day, it originated three years following the Civil…

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The future – what the Bible says!!

By Paul Bawden That question may seem irrelevant in today’s educated world of skepticism and eclecticism. The Bible? What’s that have to do with the future? It’s interesting that Stoner in “Science Speaks” took eight prophecies in the Old Testament that refer to Jesus Christ and are fulfilled in Him in the New Testament. Stoner…

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Are we losing our minds?

By Paul Bawden CNN ran a report recently that it’s not possible to know a person’s gender at birth, and there’s no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth. Then the President of the United States included this in a statement, during an “Equal Pay Day” event that there’s not a single thing a man…

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Holy Week – really?

by Paul Bawden In the so-called Christian world, Holy Week, is a familiar term. It’s that week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday – this year, Sunday, March 28 to Sunday, April 4, 2021. Actually, the term was first used in in the 4th century by St. Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, and St. Epiphanius of…

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Ideology or reality?

By Paul Bawden A lot of terms are thrown around today especially in the American culture. Some of these terms are white supremacy, white privilege, black lives matter, social justice, systemic racism, and critical race theory. Then there is the term, wokeness, which really summarizes the different terms, meaning a coming alive, coming to understand…

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The Equality Act – can this be true?

By Paul Bawden The US House of Representatives, as you may have heard, has passed the Equality Act, which the House passed once before. The Senate did not take it up at that time. Now the Act goes again to the Senate for consideration and a vote. Certainly, the idea of equality sounds good. We…

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What the world needs now

By Paul Bawden Is love sweet love ….. The words of this old hit tune came to mind as I observe all the tension, anger, hatred, accusations, and disagreement in Washington D.C. , in the news media, and in the United States. Then it’s Valentine’s Day on February 14 – the day designated to express…

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