Daily Focus, August 19, 2017

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Mark 11:1-33 (“And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the…

Daily Focus, August 18, 2017

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Mark 10:1-52 (“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,…

Another Men’s Fellowship In The Books!

Our 2nd Annual Mountain Empire Men’s Fellowship took place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 and we regard it as another great success.  May God bless the seeds from His word that were sown, and every new relationship between Christian brothers that was formed! Attendance-wise it looks like about 175 (maybe a few more) were present. …

A Modern Masterpiece

LightGrams August 17, 2017 Volume 21, Number 28 The music industry is highly competitive.  To have one’s song appear on the charts is an accomplishment; to have it reach # 44 in sales on iTunes is significant.  But the song that recently hit that mark is absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind. The “song” is named “A a…

Daily Focus, August 17, 2017

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Mark 9:1-50 (“And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, ‘This is my beloved Son; listen to him.’”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of…

Who Owns This Street?

LightGrams August 10, 2017 Volume 21, Number 27 I often see signs advertising a “Yard Sale”, but never have I seen a yard actually being sold at one of these events.  Maybe that’s why I was surprised to read about a street in San Francisco that was recently sold.  The price: a mere $90,100. The…

Daily Focus, August 4, 2017

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 29:1-27 (“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.”) This Week’s Memory Verse: “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If…

The Judge Is Stepping Down

LightGrams August 3, 2017 Volume 21, Number 26 News about a judge retiring from the bench doesn’t usually generate headlines around the country.  But Milton Shadur isn’t your typical judge.  After nearly four decades of issuing rulings in hundreds of cases, Shadur will retire – at age 93. One fellow judge called Mr. Shadur “simply…

We Do Marriage Right

LightGrams July 27, 2017 Volume 21, Number 25 For many years Kentucky Fried Chicken used a slogan in their advertising that said, “We do chicken right.”  There was substance behind that saying, for KFC franchises can be found throughout the world. That slogan came to mind when I read about eight siblings from Indiana.  The…

Delicious And Deadly

LightGrams July 13, 2017 Volume 21, Number 24 If you’re a dog, anyone who tosses you a meatball is your friend, even if they are a mail carrier.  A dog in Madison County, Alabama might now disagree with that statement.  Missy, the dog in question, had been the recipient of such tasty treats by Susanna…