So Jesus ... said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Luke 17:17. The word has spread that Jesus is in town. Among all the exicted people hoping to see or receive a miracle, 10 lepers await afar off, determined to intercept Him to ask Him to heal them.
‘Mom sure is acting strangely,” you think to yourself as you visit her. Then, as you are applying lotion to her feet, you notice the bruises on her legs. Upon closer examination, you see another one on her inner arm. What is going on? But when you ask her, she gives some excuse.
Readers familiar with the Old Testament know that even ancient people held a close connection between music and the sacred.
Like many Americans of a similar height-to-weight ratio, I particularly enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
’Tis the month before Christmas, and all through the house the employees are scurrying — to please their new boss. Good results are achieved and reported with flair in hopes of big profits — and they’d each have a share. But instead, they each received tiny cheeseboards. And that’s just one of the many reasons I would like to untangle Christmas and the workplace.
Presumption and assumption are somewhat related. They both carry the idea of taking things for granted. Most of us are masters at presuming and assuming things. Perhaps with all the changes taking place in our country — especially the spiritual decline — God is teaching us not to presume or assume anything. As our liberties continue to be stripped from us, and darkness, immorality and corruption abound, perhaps we will appreciate what we still have (and had in the past), will stand up and fight for the right.
When was the last time you enrolled in a class that you could not spell or pronounce?
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Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world — and understand the plans of allies and enemies — to keep the nation prepared and secure.
There’s a difference between ugly fat and dangerous fat. In general, the ugly stuff, by social convention is a view from the rear. The worrisome kind of fat bulges under your belt and is best seen from the side. Waist size provides a clue that there is bad fat inside the abdomen. It’s called visceral fat. Some of that is stored in your liver and it’s especially problematic.
Given a choice, I would prefer to work for a moderately capable but honest, hard-working boss than a smart weasel of a boss. And I am not alone in my preference. The top reason people leave a job voluntarily isn’t for pay or a promotion; it’s because of a dishonest or incompetent boss. A few hundred years of literature followed by decades of employee attitude surveys provide the proof.
Nearly all major religious traditions call on believers to understand and support people who lack the necessities of life. In Luke, “Let the man with two tunics share with him who has none, and let him who has food do likewise.” In Judaism, tzedakah — Hebrew for justice — is one of the three acts that gain Jews forgiveness for their sins. In Islam, sadaqa — Arabic for charity — is an obligation of every Muslim, with a directive that if a person cannot give because he has no money he must work to support himself and then give charity.
The past several weeks have been a busy time for the Mars rover Curiosity. Events included stops at two waypoints on the way to Mount Sharp, the longest one-day drive of its journey so far and the discovery of the apparent absence of methane in the Martian atmosphere.
Of all places — something special is happening in Milton-Freewater. Why here, why now?
The phone call came while I was at work. This was never a good sign. Mom was upset, but I kept a calm outer facade as my heart pounded and I listened to her description of events over the last few weeks.
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