Learning to be a Thanks-giver

Onan Coca BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

By Onan Coca Several Thanksgivings ago, I wrote a piece about how I was learning to be a Thanks-giver. I’ve learned much since that Thanksgiving in 2011 (the dad of 3 kids has to be constantly learning), but this article still describes what I feel Thanksgiving really is. It’s the week of Thanksgiving, one of our most important American holidays, and a writer would be remiss to not write about this important day.  Several hundred …

THANK YOU LORD for THANKSGIVING!

Lyle Rapacki BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all the more reason to give thanks to the Lord God of All Creation for the myriad blessings in each of our lives; and for the blessings that can still be seen and named in our Nation.  I pray …

God’s Helpers

Greg Holt BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 4 Comments

Written by George W. Wiseman God could not be in every place With loving hands to help erase The teardrops from each baby’s face, And so He thought of mother. He could not send us here alone And leave us to a fate unknown; Without providing for His own, The outstretched arms of mother. God could not watch us night and day And kneel beside our crib to pray, Or kiss our little aches away; …

You Need A Smile Today

Greg Holt FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES, TEENS-KIDS 2 Comments

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After 60 years, I Came to Really Know My Dad On November 20, 2012

Greg Holt FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 2 Comments

I know every guy’s Dad is special, and of course, I’ve known my Dad all my life and have always loved him.  Dad’s 85 and in a single day, at 60 years old,  I came to know he has qualities I have never really understood or appreciated. I had always known he had been an All American football player in college 67 years ago.  It was part of family history, but of course before my time, …

THANK YOU LORD for THANKSGIVING!

Lyle Rapacki BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

One year ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all the more reason to give thanks to the Lord God of All Creation for the myriad blessings in each of our lives; and for the blessings that can still be seen and named in our Nation.  I pray …

Crossed Paths

cherylz1961 BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BREAKING NEWS, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 2 Comments

  “The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” Psalm 121:8 “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 (NKJV)  In our lifetime we will cross paths with many different people. We ought to learn from and help those we meet by sharing our hearts, faith, and love. Pathways intersect for a reason. God has planned and ordained each …

Mama’s Bible: Todays Laugh!

Greg Holt FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES, HUMOR Leave a Comment

From Christian Funny Pictures Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers. One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida . The first said, “You know I had a big house built for Mama.” The second said, “And I had a large theater built in the house.” The third said, “And I …