Theology of the Donut

Did you realize that the most popular donut in the world is the glazed donut? Doughnuts originated in 16th century Holland. They were cooked in oil, and were so greasy that the Dutch called them olykoeks, or ‘oily cakes.’ The Pilgrims, who’d lived in Holland, brought the cakes with them when they came to America. […]

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THE 40 MARTYRS

THE 40 MARTYRS “History knows them as the forty martyrs of Sebaste. They were soldiers in the famed Twelfth Legion of Rome’s imperial army, around A.D. 320. One day the captain informed his troops that Emperor Licinius had sent down an edict commanding all soldiers to offer a sacrifice to his pagan god. Forty of […]

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Marathon Runner

The year was 1980, Bill Brodherst who hadn’t ran in any race since his high school days decided to begin training for a marathon known as the Pepsi Challenge 10k in Omaha Nebraska. Sending in his application, he wasn’t sure they would accept him as a participant, but soon the approval came back and he […]

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Dry Well

John Stafford tells about an old well that stood outside the front door of their family farm house in New Hampshire. The water from the well was remarkably pure and cold. No matter how hot the summer or how severe the drought, the well was always a source of refreshment and joy. The faithful old […]

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Can You See Land?

It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman to swim the English Channel in both […]

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Twigs

Scripture: Ezekiel 17:3b “A great eagle with broad wings full of many-colored feathers came to Lebanon. He took hold of the highest branch of a cedar tree” “Twigs” written by Chris Harken from Maple Grove, Minnesota USA A female eagle has an interesting way of picking a mate. She will pick up a twig and […]

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ABC’s

A heart-broken little girl began to kneel and pour out her heart to God in the altar at her local church. She did not know what to say. As she wept speechless, she began to remember what her Father had told her, “God knows your needs even before you pray, and he can answer when […]

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