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Experienced enough to call for help

This past Friday, June 8, a helicopter rescue team in northern New Zealand was sent out after they received a distress signal from a beacon in the hilly forests of the Urewera Ranges. They ended up rescuing a man who was an experienced outdoorsman. He had been hiking and camping for several weeks on his own… Continue reading Experienced enough to call for help

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Indiana church burns, but all its Bibles undamaged

Early Sunday morning June 3, Lighthouse Tabernacle in Crothersville, Indiana, went up in flames. The fire is still under investigation as to what caused it. Forty-five firefighters from six towns were called to battle the blaze for several hours with the flames as high as 10 to 12 feet, according to firefighters. After they finally… Continue reading Indiana church burns, but all its Bibles undamaged

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Don’t push it, or, how much do you think you can get away with?

A few nights ago in Des Moines, Iowa, Toyusi Johnson by all indications decided to get behind the wheel of his vehicle while drinking. In one sense, it didn't end well. In another sense, he was very fortunate even though he didn't deserve it. While driving at a high rate of speed, Johnson smashed into… Continue reading Don’t push it, or, how much do you think you can get away with?

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Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

When God has willed that he will perform a wonderful work through us, there are times he plans to perform that great work according to the experiences, resources, and skills he has allowed to build up in our lives. One example of this is when David had the faith to slay Goliath. Jehovah built up… Continue reading Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

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People serious about their faith are more satisfied with life

Study after study continues to prove the benefits of religion. A new study out of King's College London that used 1,500 participants of all types of religious backgrounds (the majority were Christian) and atheist or agnostics has revealed people who actively participate in their faith tend to be content with their lives. They have a… Continue reading People serious about their faith are more satisfied with life

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Depression is on the rise, but tools to fight it are easy to find

A recent study by Blue Cross Blue Shield has shown that the number of people with health care insurance who are diagnosed with major depression in America is increasing sharply. Although it is increasing across the board, the increase is most significant for women, teens, and millennials. The statistics were measured from 2013-2016 and showed… Continue reading Depression is on the rise, but tools to fight it are easy to find

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ICYMI: Lee Strobel gives proof God still does miracles

In this approximately 1 hour, 45 minute video that was released near the end of April, author Lee Strobel gives a preview of his book, The Case for Miracles, by explaining the background and basis for miracles. He then gives proof with real life examples of modern miracles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_GCrGSx6uA

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Remaining obedient to the heavenly vision

All of us saints have a story to tell that is tied to a vision the Lord gives us. For some of us that vision may have come about by the Lord working through normal, natural channels or circumstances, such as when someone hits rock bottom based on bad choices in life and cries out… Continue reading Remaining obedient to the heavenly vision

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Sin may reap financial profits, but righteousness has greater value

Since the time of Adam and Eve's fall, we humans have sought to acquire personal gain from sin. In our day of the early 21st century, the technological and societal advances we have made often become the tools used to expand bad behavior for the sake of power and prestige. We are told such things… Continue reading Sin may reap financial profits, but righteousness has greater value

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Veteran journalist & son survive plane crash after 2,000-foot plunge in New Zealand

Veteran news journalist Rod Vaughan of New Zealand decided to take his son, visiting from Germany, on a flight in a small plane Thursday, March 29, when the completely unexpected happened. After a little more than 30 minutes in the air, cruising along at 2,000 feet in the air, something shattered the plane's windshield. The… Continue reading Veteran journalist & son survive plane crash after 2,000-foot plunge in New Zealand