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 By Paul Cole    Local    November 22, 2019

Thanking God in a Godless time

Among most movie critics, they would consider David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" one of the most acclaimed films of all times. The movie shows amazing vistas of the beautiful Arabian deserts. It has ha...

 

Your worst enemy

What do you consider your worst enemy? You may say, “Do I have to choose one?” Maybe you have many worst “enemies.” We may wake up in the morning thinking about the worst enemy we will face...

 

The ultimate overcomer

You may have gone to the movie “Overcomer.” It tells a story of a young lady in high school who came from a dysfunctional home. She went through many hardships. She gave up on life and started...

 

The ultimate overcomer

You may have gone to the movie “Overcomer.” It tells a story of a young lady in high school who came from a dysfunctional home. She went through many hardships. She gave up on life and started...

 

The greatest education or the worst

School will start in about a month. Some parents have great excitement as their children go back to school and have a chance to further their education. The cost for a child to start school and...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    June 21, 2019

True joy

Jim Eichenberger wrote, "In 1934, Theodore Jones and Henry Grob made a discovery most children only dream about. Jones and Grob had started a secret club and were burying the box that would hold the...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    June 16, 2019

A super dad

People will celebrate Father's Day this weekend. They will spend about $15 billion to show their great love for their father who has sacrificed so much (we know of some exceptions). Comic book heroes...

 
 By Pastor Paul Cole    Local    May 3, 2019

A mother's most glorious work

The scholars can debate a mother's most glorious work and a mother does many, many important works. Sometimes a person has a hard time determining a mother's most important works because she does so...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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 some...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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