- Written by Coral L. Blake, RN
In my practice as a nurse, I have learned so many things that have changed my life; this is one of those things. One of my patients is a young man in his twenties; he has all appearance of a man but his personality is child-like. He cannot speak many words and has several physical problems that keep him dependent on total care. He can make very few choices in his life. But he is completely aware of his feelings and can express them very well; this is perhaps the only thing over which he has total control.
- Written by Kent Heaton
Thanksgiving is an expression of the heart that recognizes the need of blessings given by someone else. Selfishness is the motive of what self has done. How large a chasm between hearts filled with thanksgiving and selfishness. Having a thankful heart is part of humility. The self worth of a person is not as important as to what has been received from the hand of others. When we are thankful for the freedom we enjoy in our country, it comes from recognition of what others have sacrificed to give us this freedom.
- Written by Fred Shewmaker
In just over two weeks this nation will officially observe what our government has designated Thanksgiving Day. As long as a day is set aside by our government on which giving of thanks to God is encouraged, we can know that the atheists have not yet gained complete control. The traditions of Thanksgiving Day serve this country well by being a reminder to every citizen of the goodness of God.
At this season of the year we often hear the question, "What do you have for which you are thankful?" On the radio, this year I have heard this question asked and answered many times. Some say they are thankful for their jobs, others for their families or for a roof over their heads.
Certainly we are to be thankful for those things and all other material blessings. God is the giver of these blessings.
- Written by Wayne Walker
"To whom coming, as unto a living stone...chosen of God, and precious" (1 Pet. 2.4)
- Written by Randy Blackaby
The Idea Of "Wearing" The Name Of The Lord Is Deeply Rooted In Scripture: --
In Rev. 3:10 the Lord speaks through John and says, "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name."