When Life Distracts Me from My Commitment to God

The Jewish people had returned to the Promised Land after 70 years of captivity in Babylonia. When they returned they laid the foundation for the Temple, but stopped that work to farm and to build their own homes. And not just build their homes, but decorate them with paneling…

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Recently-discovered “Impossible” Planet… and the Virgin Birth of Christ

An enormous planet, HD 106906 b, made the news this week. Slate.com refers to it as the “impossible planet” in this video.

Providing the perfect home for us on our planet Earth in seven days and creating an “impossible” planet (to remind us of our awesome Creator) was not impossible for God.

But, what about the virgin birth of Jesus? Perhaps that sounds impossible, too.

Read more about what is possible and what is not…

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A Drummer Boy of Gettysburg

Here’s an excerpt from Charlie Coulson, the Drummer Boy by Dr. Max L. Rossvally, Surgeon in the United States Army:
During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg there were many … whose legs had to be amputated, some their arms, and others both their arm and leg. One of the latter was a boy who had … enlisted as a drummer. When my assistant surgeon and one of my stewards wished to administer chloroform previous to the amputation, he turned his head aside and positively refused to receive it. When the steward told him that it was the doctor’s orders he said, “Send the doctor to me.”
When I came up to his bedside I said: “Young man, why do you refuse chloroform?”
… He laid his hand on mine, and looking me in the face said: “Doctor, … [Jesus] will support me while you amputate my arm and leg.” [Read more…]

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