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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
This Monday we celebrate Memorial Day to remember and honor the military personnel who died while serving our country in the Armed Forces. I think we should also remember the police officers, … more
All of us have had the experience of being around griping and grumbling people. The Bible often reminds us of God’s disdain for grumbling and murmuring. “Jesus, therefore answered and … more
“God created moms to cook most of the time and to water the chickens,” says Jed, 8. Well, Jed, either you have some strange chickens, or your mom needs more farm experience. As for the … more
The Bible tells us in Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Our life may seem long at times, but in reality it is very brief. We do want … more

After lifting up prayers for a changed world on live streams and phone chains, local Christians are returning to the pews. Area churches will begin gathering in person this weekend for the first … more
Four brothers left home for college, and they became very successful as doctors, a lawyer and a businessman. Some years later, they talked after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they … more
“Being spiritually blind doesn’t mean that you can’t see,” says Sophia, 10. “It means that you don’t believe in God.” When Jesus gave sight to a man born … more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday a relaxing of business restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus spread for much of the state, allowing more manufacturers, … 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

“You might be a redneck if the dog catcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your house,” said Jeff Foxworthy. You might be a legalist if you think keeping religious rules will … more
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