To start with. let’s look at two words, affect and effect. Affect means to act on, produce an effect, or change. Effect means something that is produced by an agency or cause. The affects Covi…

Dear Rusty: My husband and I were only married 5 years before he passed away from cancer. I am 61 and was told by SS that I don't qualify to receive his survivor benefits because we weren't ma…

Typically, we assign the name battlefield to a site where battles have taken place. A piece of land is not labeled “The Battlefield” unless some type of contest took place, usually between an …

Every year in early June, we observe the anniversary of the Normandy invasion of World War II commonly called D-day. By the way, the “D” simply stands for whatever day a military assault is pl…

Over a 12-year span at UCLA, American college basketball coach John Wooden won ten National Championships and their total of 11 remains a record today. Wooden is regarded as one of the most su…

Re, by definition, is a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward…

I notice when talking with certain people about Christian living, it’s common for them to lose eye contact as they start searching for a way to change the subject. Actually, this is perfectly …

It’s easy to find people who can express their opinions about the Bible while at the same time having a tight grip on the amount of their will they surrender to God. Sound familiar? In a contr…

To better understand a subject, I was always taught to at least know the meaning of the subject matter. So, I searched various dictionary sites and came up with the following meanings for help…

For many years I’ve had the privilege to visit nursing homes as I truly enjoy spending time with the elderly. I sing and teach Bible studies and appreciate hearing about their former lives. Th…

In the gospel according to Matthew, we find these words recorded from the mouth of Jesus, “Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful f…

The Christian life is difficult to understand. Generally speaking, the masses are satisfied with receiving a spiritual fish instead of becoming a fisherman as refusing to learn what God requir…

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After the enormous exodus of enslaved people out of Egypt, the Lord of Host made a covenant with the freed people. The author of the Old Testament book Exodus captured the moment, “And said, I…

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Throughout history, no one has made a greater impact on this earth than Jesus Christ, yet many still do not understand who he is. During Christmas, people around the world acknowledge his birt…

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It is not enough to know that God exists as the realm of darkness also believes that God is true. If we choose to live in the awareness of spiritual truth, we must go beyond historical knowled…

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