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 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    April 8, 2021 

"...And the Word was made flesh,..." John 1: 1-[14]

Because a spirit cannot die without a body, the Word of God humbly and obediently took on flesh from the Blessed Virgin Mary as Jesus, Son of God, to be the perfect sacrifice meriting our redemption...

 

Little deaths: A Holy Week contemplation

This is Holy Week for Christ-followers. The time when we intentionally contemplate the events and attitudes which lead up to the crucifixion. It is a challenging week, focusing on all the moments wher...

 

The greatest gift

Prompted by a friend to explain his beliefs, Thomas Jefferson cut out of his Bible, among many other things, all of Christ’s miracles, and in re-making his own version of the Scriptures, retained Jesus’ crucifixion while ending the text with His...

 
 By Ryan Dailey    Opinion    March 11, 2021

Care for creation

Lilies and Sparrows... That most likely means nothing to you right now, but it will soon. I've been using the phrase "lilies and sparrows" for years now to encourage myself and my wife. Whenever...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    March 4, 2021

On a journey without end

One provided way to life’s journey and prize that can begin right now is the life without regret/sin. “Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness and sin is lawlessness” 1 John 3:4. That is a life of regret. Getting cleansed of self-life and...

 

Faith that works through love

Do you desire more faith? We can have it by developing a loving relationship with our Lord. It is a personal connection with someone of good character that causes us to have faith. Well, our heavenly...

 

Sharing the Word

Many, many moons ago winter always had some time to hunt the big cats. There were always some guys who would show up at the old place on the Summit to give chase. My dear wife, who in 53 years never...

 

Born again

Having spent 40 years attending church, I was offended when a Christian friend announced she was a "Born Again Christian." I brought her to tears arguing that "Born Again Christians" were simply...

 

Our Father in Heaven

I find great encouragement from the Lord's Prayer to give shape to my own prayers. Rather than just a rote prayer, Jesus gave us the Lord's Prayer as an outline to teach us how we should pray. When we...

 

Repentance is nasty business

"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land," 2...

 

Our God is a God of covenants

God makes and keeps His covenants. The scriptures record, preserve and reveal God's covenantal nature. God covenanted with our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He promised them property, posterity...

 

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men?

If you’re like me, you are familiar with the words of the first and maybe second verse of many Christmas carols, but perhaps not-so-much with some of the later verses. One such example for me is the carol “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” The...

 

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,

and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, ‘God with us.’” Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 The Perpetual Virginity of Mary is one of the Marian Dogmas of the Catholic Church. Dogmas are formalized truths from the apostles or sacred Tradition...

 

Merry Pan-Christmas

I think I have both heard and used the word pandemic more in the last 10 months than in the previous almost 50 years of my life combined. Along with the word pandemic, many other previously rarely used words have become commonplace, such as...

 

The meaning of Christmas

Throughout all human history, most all cultures have found themselves in times of turmoil, division and disarray. In some ways, we can arguably say that about our own society currently as we contend with a number of different issues. On the surface...

 

When it gets dark, share light

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn't extinguish the light." John 1:5 Common English Bible I grew up in a violent, alcoholic home. I remember dreading the holidays. More...

 

The incorruptible seed

1 Peter 1:23 “Having been born again - not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible – through the living Word of Elohim, which remains forever.” Two seed/word lines, one incorruptible, one provided way: a word – birth from the beginning....

 

Walking in Christ

The Scriptures frequently speak about the "Christian Walk" as a description of a believers' behavior. For example, we are told to walk as children of light, walk in truth, walk according to the...

 

Fellowship at the Bull Pen

Down Arizona way, near a place called Camp Verde, for several winters I hauled a load of log furniture to sell at Old Grumpy Dave's Auction. He rented the entire fairgrounds to sell western...

 

There is but one lawgiver and Judge

I'm guessing that often we can fall into the category of having just enough knowledge to be misleading, or even dangerous. As Christians, it is possible, though we may have memorized some verses, to...

 

God is not on our side

Our country has gone through a very troubling year to say the least. The anticipation of the recent election defined as much of 2020 as has the coronavirus. Everything that has taken place this year...

 

A call to live by faith

We are having quite a week. Tuesday the election, last Saturday Halloween. In both cases COVID has again proven quite disruptive. But then disruption is becoming the norm. But Halloween wasn't the...

 

Listening to the voice of God in Scripture and in our lives - Do we hear Him?

President Russell M. Nelson issued the challenge to “think deeply and often about this key question: How do you hear Him?” He then promised, “When we seek to hear—truly hear—His Son, we will be guided to know what to do in any circumstance....

 

Private religion

We are currently going through Senate Confirmation Hearings for a Supreme Court Nominee. In recent decades this questioning has often focused on the candidate’s view of privacy. This was a veiled (recently, not so veiled) way to ask the candidate...

 

Mary prophesied, "...all generations shall call me blessed..." Luke 1:46-49

While Catholics worship God only, we are devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Why? • We honor Mary (and the saints) because they modeled virtuous, holy lives.  • “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. What the v...

 

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