On this date (March 15) eighteen years ago, my father died of a massive heart attack.I will never forget that cold, snowy day. I can remember attempting to give my father CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive at our house.I can remember seeing the flat line and the 0 on the heart monitor.I can remember one of the paramedics telling my mother and me, “I am sorry, but there is nothing we can do for him.”
Even though the day was one of the most difficult days of mylife, I can
WhoIs the Antichrist?
“YOU HAVE HEARD THATANTICHRIST IS COMING.”—1 JOHN 2:18.
IF YOU were warned that adangerous criminal was seen heading toward your neighborhood, whatwould you do? You would likely search out accurate details about hisappearance and methods. You would be on the alert.
A similar situationexists today. We have been warned by the apostle John’s words:“Every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does notoriginate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s
Who Is Really Behindthe Occult?
CONCERNING our Creator,the Bible says: “God is light and there is no darkness at all inunion with him.” (1 John 1:5) That is especially true in aspiritual sense. So could the true God be the power behind theoccult? Or is there a sinister force involved?
Foremost among occultpractices are divination and spiritism, which include astrology,numerology, palmistry, and sorcery, as well as communicating with the“dead” and casting spells. These practices have
I'd like to hear your stories -
Would you share a time or two that God has come through for you in a surprising way?
I'll share one:
Maybe a year ago, I was driving when a thought randomly came to me to pray about parking, so I prayed for God to show me where to park. I sensed I needed to turn into a certain parking lot. Immediately after I parked and got out, a man said, "need a ticket?"
I turned. He said he'd paid for more time than he needed, and that I could
It's about 2:30 a.m., and I'm awake and in pain. It's not physical pain. It's heartache.
I feel it most days at one time or another, this weight of grief and hurt.
These are times when I tend to rehearse what has gone wrong, the losses, the slaps in the face, the sins I've committed.
I think it wouldn't hurt as much if I would talk these things out with people in the church. But I hold back for various reasons, including that I don't want to fill others with heaviness of heart.