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“God likes it when we do what’s right because that is another reason to go to heaven,” says Colton, 6. Good works are never a reason anyone goes to heaven. Rather, they should be … more
A friend sent me a text containing the list of common items that become extraordinary in the hands of the right people: • A baseball in most of our hands is worth about $6. A baseball in … more
“When you have a baby sister, and sometimes you trick her, then God will not like that,” says Victoria, 8. Baby sisters seem to have radar for discovering they’ve been duped … more
Sometimes when we look around us or watch national news on the television, seeing the condition of the world, we feel these are the most troubling times ever and there is no good news. Possibly it is … more

A former Presbyterian church has found a new purpose as the home for another congregation. After years of worshiping downtown, One Way Pentecostal Apostolic Church purchased the Milligan Memorial … more
For many students in Montgomery County, summer plans have changed. Conferences, camps and other events have largely been canceled. With that in mind, local community group known as Unite … more
“I think God is light blue and white, because I think he watches us from the clouds,” says Brittany, age 9. There’s a sense in which God did watch over his people from the … more
On the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States stated the the following: “Why is it that, next to the … more
Rich vs. poor. Israeli vs. Palestinian. Girls vs. boys. Wouldn’t the world run much more easily if people were alike? Wrong, says Michael, age 7. God made us different from one another so … more

Most churches in America have a church bulletin. Some interesting announcements have appeared in their pages over the years. • Miss Charlene Mason sang, “I will not pass this way … more
BYRON — A ripped-up Bible, graffiti and other vandalism to a small country church near the village of Byron last week was the work of children, Parke County authorities said. A 9-year-old … more
“We can make Jesus more important in our lives by putting Christ in the center of all we do,” says Nathaniel, 8. “We do this by finding pleasure in studying God’s Word, … more
Most of us know the story of the Prodigal Son. This parable (a teaching story) is told by the Lord Jesus and recorded in Luke. The son realizes he is in need, “And when he came to himself, he … more
When the coronavirus forced Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based 12-step program, to cancel its Tuesday night meetings, a member went on the group’s Facebook page and read the Serenity … more

“People will know that I am a follower of Jesus if I get caught doing good deeds,” says Emma, 8. Being caught for doing good deeds? That isn’t the way it worked at the … more
James McClung wrote an article that I read and set aside for Flag Day. He titled it, “What does the American Flag Symbolize to You?” As the wind lifted its edges and unfurled it … more
“I am the good shepherd,” said Jesus. “The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep,” (John 10:11). The world is full of leaders and gurus who promise peace and … more
I was truly amazed the first time I read I Kings 17-19 on the life of the Prophet Elijah, a giant of a man for God. What a shock when I discovered his despair in I Kings 19:3-4, “And when he … more
New Hope Christian Church youth pastor Tyler Smith is searching for God seven days a week. The 2003 Southmont graduate spent most of 2019 taking compiled notes from almost two decades of memories … more

Who could forget that moment in the movie National Treasure when Benjamin Franklin Gates discovers the huge stockpile of precious metals, jewelry, artwork and artifacts dating back to the American … more
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