A pet lion mauled to death a Czechoslovakian man this past week. Repeatedly, this man was denied permission to have a lion, but he ignored the warnings and the law. Sadly, the 33-year-old paid dearly for his negligence. Most readers would never have a lion, and don’t want to see one anywhere but the zoo.… Read More Weekly Devotional | Lions Are Not Pets
Earlier this week, the largest lottery jackpot in history ($1.5 billion) was claimed in South Carolina. The anonymous winner chose the cash option of $877,784,124. A couple of days ago TV star Luke Perry died at age 52. Perry left a net worth of $10 million. In 1925, the silent movie Money Isn’t Everything ran… Read More Weekly Devotional | Money Isn’t Everything
In the 1960s, a psychologist wrote a book Games People Play that has sold over five million copies. The author’s premise was this: “We think we’re relating to other people – but actually we’re all playing games.” Psalm 12:2 puts it this way: “They speak vanity everyone with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a… Read More Weekly Devotional | Games People Play
The valleys of life are often preparing us to appreciate the mountaintops. If we never had problems, would we ever turn to God? Would we ever pray? Probably not. There is a story in the Bible about a man who was blind. People asked Christ what sin had caused the blindness. Jesus answered, “Neither hath… Read More Is There Any Sick Among You?
Two years ago, this writer was sitting outside of a large grocery store on Valentine’s evening near closing time. Several customers hurriedly exited with balloons and flowers. Even though they waited until the last-minute, they still wanted to show love to a special somebody. Lots of money will be spent this week on flowers, candy,… Read More Weekly Devotional | A Special Valentine Combination
While Texas is temporarily experiencing unusually warm weather, other locations around the country have not been so fortunate. Western ski resorts have had to close because as much as nine feet of snow and fifty miles per hour wind. Vesta Kelly said, “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they… Read More Weekly Devotional | God and the Weather
An important football game is coming this weekend between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. Maybe you have heard of it. The Super Bowl is one of the year’s biggest sporting events. Over one hundred million people will watch the game on Sunday. What could be bigger? Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy shared… Read More Weekly Devotional | Bigger than the Super Bowl
Can you remember the last time you had a really good laugh? I mean that uncontrolled, shaking all over kind that leaves your eyes red and ribs hurting. Norman Cousins was an influential writer who contracted an unexplained, crippling disease. While hospitalized, doctors told him to get his affairs into order. Cousins checked out of… Read More Weekly Devotional | Laughing Christians
The technology of 2019 and the ease in shopping online is incredible. Recently, Heritage Baptist Church’s office placed an online ink cartridge order on a Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning FedEx delivered it. That is truly amazing! Communicating with phones has never been more versatile and comfortable. The world literally is only a click away. Whether… Read More Weekly Devotional | Timeout!
Actor Spencer Tracy said, “Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.” Having a water leak in your plumbing system is not fun, especially if it cannot be located easily. Water follows the path of least resistance and where you see water surface is often not where the problem is. Experts in… Read More Weekly Devotional | Do You Have A Leak?