But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 18 September 2017 19:57

Was Achsah's request too bold? Featured

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You do not have, because you do not ask. (James 4:2b)So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! (Luke 11:13)The second scripture above from Luke is a story Jesus delivered just after...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 09:42

Sipping wine in the place where the grape is grown Featured

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In the late 1980s I was inspired by the movie Shirley Valentine, a film that depicted a middle-aged London wife unhappy with her boring husband and her dreary life. "I want to sip wine in the place where the grape is grown" Shirley had said. So she chucked her husband and her life and jetted off...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:54

Kay Cude poetry: When We Remember

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As I continue to go through them my perspective is reinforced with the fundamental truth: it is necessary that we learn and grow through "issues" and situations we'd rather avoid. They will either drive us deeper into...

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Biblical prophecy claims earth will end on September 23. Good to know.
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This is why I love second hand stores. Second hand books! My local store often has good quality Christian material. I buy books to give away. Except for a few volumes that will always stay with me, my Christian bookshelves are...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:09

The Isthmus of Life Featured

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This essay was first published on The End Time on March 9, 2013. I'd like to add to my essay, that you see how narrow an isthmus is. That is life. It is but a breath, a narrow strip whereupon we dwell for only a short time. Then the eternal boundless ocean of either wrath or glory will wash over us...

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Photos for you today.Great news! Polaroid is back. Instant, analog photos. Good. Digital photos are fun but do not have the same sense of generational care and personal story that well-worn photo album with analog photos does. And the instant is just a super bonus. No more waiting for film to be...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 02:26

In My Seat: a 9/11 Pilot's Story and the Providence of God Featured

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God is in sovereign control of every single thing on this earth, in heaven, and throughout the universe. He is at work providentially, invisibly. We would never have known this story until the video was made and the man told of this event. Yet known or unknown, this story of providence is repeated...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:49

Examples of a spineless gospel presentation Featured

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Here are two men, both preachers of God's word, both with church flocks, both well known. One is known for his falsity and prosperity gospel and has a poor reputation among true believers. The other is known for his Reformed stance and is highly thought of by many believers.Three times the...

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There are lots of people in my area without power from yesterday and into today due to the remnants of Hurricane Irma passing north through the state of Georgia. Thank you, Linemen, for your dangerous but so important work!
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Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of 9/11. On waking up that bright fall...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:51

Why is it so hard to pray? Featured

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We're commanded in many places in scripture to pray. We have the duty of continual communion with Him. And yet, so often we don't pray as we ought. Why is this?
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Photo by Ben White on UnsplashIt seems so easy. Praying isn't as hard as spreading asphalt in Nevada on a summer day. It isn't battling a...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:29

Is it the birth pangs? Featured

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Tuscany was lashed with torrential rains and floods. There were fatalities.
Bangalore is flooded. Water levels rose over 5 feet. And it's drought season.Mexico was subjected to a 8.1 earthquake with many dead. The President of that nation declared a three-day period of national mourning.Hurricane...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 03:17

Biblical Doctrine Study week 1 thoughts Featured

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Are you desiring to try a thorough study in Systematic Theology but don't know where to start? Have you excitedly bought or were given the John MacArthur/Richard Mayhue tome Biblical Doctrine but are too intimidated to start?Jessica Pickowicz of Beautiful Thing has written a Study Guide to go...

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Ladies, Jessica Pickowicz, wife of Nate Pickowicz, who authored Why We're Protestant and Reviving New England, wrote a Bible study to go along with MacArthur's and Mayhue's tome, "Biblical Doctrine."I have a dear friend who is attending The Master's University. He returned home for summer break and...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 23:30

Prata's Place/Graceful Garlands 32: Delightful Discipleship Featured

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Friday, 08 September 2017 23:10

Picture Mixture Saturday Featured

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Neat pictures from around the web for you. I plan to make this a regular feature.From Dr Steven Lawson's Instagram (drstevenjlawson):"Here is a great picture of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaching to a full congregation at the Westminster Chapel. I saw this picture yesterday at The Banner of Truth...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 20:26

Lower pool of Solomon: ancient photo Featured

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Most of the changes that have occurred in the Middle East in Israel's area occurred after the early 1900s when loads of immigrants resettled there subsequent to WWI. SO when you see photos of the area taken in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it's isn't like looking at a 100 year old photo, it's...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 20:21

Who was Asaph? Featured

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We read the Psalms and think of David. Slayer of giants, musician, singer, King, David was a man after God's own heart. He was multi-talented and wrote many of the Psalms, which are songs. But did you know that David wrote only half of the Psalms? Solomon, David's son and successor wrote 2 of them....

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 19:49

His Mercy is More Featured

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Our music leader introduced a new-to-us song this past Sunday. This is a new-ish contemporary hymn written by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell. I loved it. I am not a fan of new music, not because it is new, but because it is theologically light, theologically aberrant, or too hard to sing...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 01:43

Dancing at the Pour-off Featured

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Camping is fun ... as long as I don't have to sleep on the ground, lol. In the mid 1990s my husband and I bought a WV Westphalia pop-up Camper van and we traveled across the USA at the southern tier. We fell in love with Texas, and especially Big Bend National Park.
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Here we are in the Chisos...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 22:58

The House on the Rock Featured

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The Ocean State is aptly named Growing up in Rhode Island in the 1960s was a fun experience. The nations' smallest state is beautiful and the ocean and bay is never far from anyone who lives there. We happened to live just a few miles from the ocean and most Sundays we took a drive south to...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 10:38

What does prayer do? Featured

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Sometimes we pray and we feel energized and sense that the presence of the Lord is close by. Other times, we feel dry and cracked, parched. We feel that the Lord is distant.He is always near, of course. (Psalm 145:168). How we feelabout it or what we sensedoesn't matter much and doesn't alter the...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 23:42

Prata's Place/Graceful garlands 31: Dreadful Dreams

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Friday, 01 September 2017 01:46

Prata Potpourri: Kitchens, Books, Encouragement, Eclipse- more Featured

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I hope you all have had a really good week. We started school on July 31 and this is the first week I feel like I've got a handle on things, lol. My body has gotten used to the pace. I went from nearly 0 during summer to 1000 mph in one day and it doesn't let up. I love it though. The kids...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 20:06

Husband feels the call to pastor, wife is reluctant Featured

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The gift from Jesus of a Godly husband is one that is among the highest in all of Christendom. I was reading the 9Marks Mailbag, where people send in questions to that ministry and receive answers online. The questions are related to church polity, the main issue the ministry deals with.In this...

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