Christian Life

Christian Life

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As We Travel Through Life

Through this toilsome world, alas! Once and only once I pass; If a kindness I may show, If a good deed I may do To a suffering fellow man, Let me do it while I can, No delay, for it is plain I shall not pass this way again. -Azgraybebly Josland This little poem brings to mind the parable of the good Samaritan as recorded in Luke 10:30-37. After the priest and the Levite had passed by the wounded man,…
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Is That All There Is

There was a song recorded by the well-known singer, Peggy Lee, in 1969 entitled, “Is That All There Is?” The song laments the hollow, empty feeling we sometimes have after witnessing some seemingly important event such as a home fire, a trip to the circus, or a lost love. Our constant quest for entertainment or excitement can cause us to feel empty and unsatisfied when it’s over and long for the next “fix”. The chorus of the song expresses it…
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Accentuate the Positive!

There was a song that came out in WWII that was composed to help the people lift their spirits and encourage them to persevere during difficult times. It began like this: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don’t mess with Mr. in-between!” Times were tough and uncertain then, with folks having to make all kinds of sacrifices to make everyday life bearable. We too live in difficult times. The apostle Paul describes…
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Drain the Swamp

There is a saying that speaks to our frustrations with the problems of life. It goes like this: “We have come to assess the situation, formulate a plan of action, and carry out the solution; but when you are up to your belt loops in alligators, it’s hard to remember that you came there to drain the swamp.” But the Bible reminds us how to stay focused on the problems of life when it says in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in…