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 By Paul Cole    Local    February 8, 2019

Powerful chastening

You may have had someone correct you many times as a child but you did not appreciate it. But as an adult, you may greatly appreciate it. The parent or adult that chastens you did you a great favor by helping you to see what is right and hate the wro...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 4, 2019

New year, best year

Someone on the radio said this to his radio audience: “May this be the best year of your life.” You sure hope so! In fact you may settle for a good year. How can we make this year the best year of our lives or try to make it the best year of our...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    December 28, 2018

A life worth living

We wonder if there is life after Christmas. In fact, we wonder if life is worth the living. We went through Christmas, now we have to go back to work to pay for all the bills. For some of us, we have Christmas all year long because the Christ Child...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    November 16, 2018

Who owns the future?

I want to ask you an important question: “Who owns the future?” Adolph Hitler had the right answer. Supposedly Hitler made this statement: “The future is with those who are with the youth.” If he gave that answer, he gave the right answer....

 

The Blessing of Love

As Thanksgiving approaches we have many blessings that God has given us over the last year. We want to thank Him for all these blessing. We have a measure of health; we have hope, happiness and help from God. In fact sometimes we have seen God bless...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    August 24, 2018

A difficult tragedy

Most of us have had to deal with a difficult tragedy. Maybe we have had a loved one die in a car accident. The police came to our door in the middle of the night and told us the bad news. Some people have had to face the problem of a child dying...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    July 13, 2018

Your true identity

What do you consider your true identity? Are you sure? Our society is trying to find their true identity. They go around asking, “Who am I?” I have some great news. You do not have to go around looking for your identity and trying to figure out...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    July 6, 2018

Powerful testimony

Kristen Holmberg shares about the opportunity to sing in the choir. The instructor had her come to the piano and as she played Kristen sang along. After she finished, the instructor sent her to the counseling office to take another class. From that...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    April 20, 2018

Facing the truth

To celebrate Winston Churchill’s 80th birthday, the British parliament asked artist Graham Sutherland to paint a portrait of this powerful statesman. Churchill allegedly asked the artist: “As a cherub, or the Bulldog?” He felt these two images...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    March 23, 2018

Powerful military leaders

We have seen many powerful military leaders. When they say, “Jump!” the person receiving the command says, “How high?” We like to see people with that kind of power. They speak a word and someone immediately carries it out. We respect them hi...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    March 9, 2018

The greatest victory

Basketball season is going on and now March Madness (heavy on the madness part) starts. Alva basketball teams completed gallantly in the play offs but did not quite make it. They wanted the ultimate trophy in the state playoffs – the Golden...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    January 26, 2018

Confidence builders

Someone has said, “If you can keep your head when everyone is losing theirs, you do not know the facts.” It is easy to lose our confidence in a world gone mad. We wonder if someone is in their right mind if they face the future with confidence....

 

God's goodness at Christmas

Christmas has arrived and are you ready for it to come? Yes, you may have you last-minute presents to buy, getting all the food for the family and sending cards. Yet in the midst of all the wonderful blessings, do you feel that you may be missing...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    November 17, 2017

Stand up and be counted

There comes a time in your life that you have to stand up and be counted for the truth. We find that hard to do. Five hundred years ago this last Friday a man stood up and was counted for the cause of Christ. His stand forever changed the course of h...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    October 13, 2017

A strong defense

When was the last time you were arrested and thrown in jail? How long did you spend in jail? We don’t have to face those decisions when we accept Christ at the present time. Around the world many people have to face that problem because of their...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    September 8, 2017

In pursuit of excellence

On Aug. 29 we had some men come to repair the gutters on the church. I said to the owner of the company, “Do us a good job.” He said that he always does a good job, “that is why you see my signs all over Alva.” They put in a tremendous...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    August 4, 2017

A good conscience

Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked at yourself in the mirror and you known that you did not have a good conscience? In fact, your conscience yells at you, “You blew it big time last night. You call yourself a Christian? You are as...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    July 14, 2017

Our Good Shepherd

What an honor and pleasure to have Tom and Sandie Kilian from the South Sudan as our missionaries this past week. God worked through them in a powerful way so the children could see what God is doing in South Sudan and around the world. We all...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    June 23, 2017

A fun-loving dad

Dads are remarkable. They love their children for who they are but always challenge them to do their best. Dads realize they face an impossible task. They admit it from the start, but they willingly take on the blessings of fatherhood to nurture...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    June 9, 2017

Your worst nightmare

What do you consider your worst nightmare, and you cannot say, “The day I was born.” You may say, “Could I have two or three worst nightmares?” No, you can only have one. You may say your worst nightmare came in facing a health problem,...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    June 2, 2017

Memorial Day, a Time of Reflecting

Our nation observed Memorial Day this past Monday. If you went past a cemetery, you would see it filled with people and an ocean of flowers on many graves. Maybe you even went to a Memorial Day service and heard the playing of “Taps,” the...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    May 19, 2017

Dare we forget?

We treasure the memories of the past. We remember the past for many reasons because of the blessings, encouragement and the challenges we faced. Yet we want to hold the past as sacred for another reason. We do not want to forget how we got here or...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    May 12, 2017

Slow to believe

Lew Wallace published his novel “Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ,” considered by many the most influential Christian book of the 19th century. It has never gone out of print. The story tells about a young Jewish nobleman named Judah Ben-Hur. Amy...

 

The day that forever transformed the world

John Milton wrote “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained.” He wrote about two of the most important days in the history of the world. We played a part in both. We know that we have lost paradise and that we long to regain it. Milton spoke...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    February 17, 2017

Words that encourage

As a young man my dad worked as an iron worker. They put up the steel structure to build tall buildings. He did that work for many years. From time to time he would share about his experience on the job. Iron workers had a bad reputation. My dad...

 

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