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 By Leonard Lauriault    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

What's in your hands?

I wrote recently about an Easter weekend sermon we heard about our talents or abilities and how God can use whatever is in our hands to accomplish his will. The sermon’s basis was Exodus 4:1-5,...

 

Christians must work to stay saved

For over a year, Americans have been advised to “stay safe” from COVID-19 by following recommendations and requirements to prevent the spread, including contracting the disease themselves. Now we...

 

What's in your hands?

We worshiped out of town on Easter Sunday and, although the Jesus’ resurrection wasn’t the focus of the sermon, that’s always the basis for gatherings of Christians on every first day of the wee...

 

Looking at the truth of Jesus' resurrection

At Christmastime a couple of years ago, I wrote about Jesus’ virgin birth as a matter of truth stranger than fiction. The Bible clearly states Mary was a virgin, as prophesied long before Jesus was...

 

A look back at St. Patrick

While my surname is French Canadian, my maternal side is Scotch-Irish and today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day goes back to the 400s AD when Patrick began evan...

 

Thinking on the Parable of the Two Sons

A reader asked for my thoughts on the Parable of the Two Sons given in Matthew 21. Anyone can contact me with questions about my articles or any other biblical topic of interest to them; I’ll...

 

Some habits worth keeping up with

I’m a creature of habit, but I’m also fairly flexible so I can address things on short notice. Otherwise, when some of my routines get disrupted, the consequences can be extensive. For example, I...

 

Focus on the good of God's work

I suspect most people know a friend or family member who’s contracted COVID-19. I was visiting with a very devout, elderly couple at church that recently who had it. At one point, the lady said she...

 

Glorify God with peace among men

For a year, we haven’t seen anything like the peace on earth mentioned at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:14). While each political party blames the other for problems, we’re learning much of the...

 

Why Jesus was born in a stable

On Dec. 20, our preacher spoke about “wonderful” as it’s related to Jesus based on Isaiah 9:6, including that Jesus’ birth was wonderful in his because of the simple location, which we...

 

Celebrate Christmas by giving yourself to Jesus

Most Americans would agree this has been one of the most, if not THE most stressful year for our country and possibly the entire world. The ongoing political strife worsened this year due to the...

 

Revisionists challenging Thanksgiving history

Those trying to revise our history and destroy America’s greatness were at it again at Thanksgiving. Some even promoted their anti-Christian agenda by calling the early European Americans...

 

Count your blessings and be thankful

America celebrates Thanksgiving this week. With COVID-19 and all the unrest that’s taken place this year, many may feel they have little or nothing to be thankful for, especially because we’re...

 

Celebrate peace, national and spiritual

This Wednesday is Veterans Day. While veterans are specially honored on Nov. 11, they should be honored at all times. So, thank you multiplied times over, American veterans, for serving our nation to...

 

Jesus can help carry you through scary times

We’re in some very scary times, but they have little to do with Halloween other than changing how we’re celebrating it this year. Hopefully, that’ll be temporary and the effects of COVID-19...

 

Homonyms can be a fun tool in biblical learning

Homonyms, also called homophones and homographs, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and usually different spellings (for example, bear, as in carry; bear, as in Smokey; and...

 

God gives infinite second chances in this life

I’ll not say who specifically is the basis of this article because everyone probably knows someone living the earthly life described below. So, picture this: A person becomes a Christian, but...

 

Chief cornerstone or stumbling block?

For my annual devotional plan, I alternate between reading through the Bible during the year and reading two or three devotional books. While this isn’t necessarily a recommendation of either book,...

 

No shortage of wind to work our windmills

There’s a windmill and capped well where I work next to a new well with an electric pump. Most of the windmill is intact, but the vane’s been locked in the furled position so whenever the wind...

 

Watch out for chance to do good

Well, school has started back, sort of, but on a limited basis because of COVID-19 restrictions. Normally, we’d be encouraged to watch out for the school kids who’d be walking to school or...

 

Winds of change blowing at interpretations

While it’s been exceptionally hot, I was asked recently about the wind by someone who thought spring had been relatively calm and June seemed very windy. The historical weather data showed they...

 

Don't let anything stop you from voicing rights

We’ve heard a lot lately about peaceful protests and riots that were relatively unhindered, including looting and destruction, with First Amendment constitutional rights claimed to do whatever they...

 

Be careful what kind of friends you make

That “politics makes strange bedfellows” is certainly true right now in our country with all the turmoil. The problem with strange bedfellows is when they see each other in the morning, they’ll...

 

Avoid the unbearable heat of hell

May was hot; the fourth-hottest May in the past 100 years for the average daily high temperature and the fifth-hottest for the average daily temperature. We came within a degree of tying the record...

 

Sowing the seed of the kingdom

Spring usually is considered planting time, and we’re almost finished with spring planting. But in this area, planting takes place somewhere almost year-round. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 states there’s a...

 

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