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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
“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 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
Father Christopher Shocklee, the priest at Saint Bernards Catholic Church, was recently presented with the Saint George Award by John Sockrider, representing the Diocesan Committee on Scouting. … more
Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment in a three-part series.   “We all get so involved in our silly little lives that we have made for ourselves to where we … more
  Jesus moving toward the cross said, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify your … more

“Well, being born again doesn’t mean to go back into your mother’s stomach,” says Taylor, 11. “It means being born into the family of God.” Unlike Taylor, the … 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
In Proverbs 12:4, the Bible says an excellent wife is like a crown to her husband, and a shameful one is compared to rotten bones. What could this possibly mean? “If a good wife is like a … more
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was the editor of the New York Evening Post. he boldly wrote for all to know his stand for Jesus Christ. “The very men who, in the pride of their … more

“I won’t call names or hit people,” says Heather, 8. That’s a start. Being the light of the world doesn’t call for knocking everyone else’s lights out. Jesus … more
Every one wonders about the future. All of us would like to know what the future holds. We have concerns about our country, government, health, family, jobs, finances and many other things. The … more
Nick Hedrick nhedrick@jrpress.com     When someone in the congregation tested positive for the coronavirus in March, members of a New Jersey church delivered a box of food, … more
Fear of the future can ruin our lives and steal our joy. We need to be careful living in the “supposes” and the “what ifs.” Suppose I lose my job? What if I get a terrible … more
“My grandma thinks I’m going to heaven,” says Kole, 6. Why is it that most grandchildren can’t get enough of their grandparents? Most grandparents are smart enough to … 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
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