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Meditation 12/2- 12/8: Ps 91:9-16 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

Yes, because God's your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can't get close to you,
harm can't get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they'll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You'll walk unharmed among ...Read more

Should Christians fight?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been told that Christians should not fight, yet I see them fighting about so many things. What is the real truth? -- P.C.

A: Mankind has a fighting spirit. There are many words that express this and it is important to understand their meanings. From the beginning, man has fought against God ...Read more

Meditation 12/2- 12/8: Ps 91:9-16 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place--
the Most High, who is my refuge[a]--
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you ...Read more

What does 'inner space' really mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My professors often refer to "inner space" and seem to apply it to every facet of life, including spiritual life, but what does it really mean? -- C.P.

A: Inner space is defined in many ways, but when it comes to the inner life -- something we all have -- it deals with the dark side of the human ...Read more

Meditation 12/2- 12/8: Ps 91:9-16 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

For you have made the LORD, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not ...Read more

Is joking about the Devil a sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is joking about the Devil a sin? -- D.J.

A: Many jokes are made about the Devil, but he is no laughing matter. Some people make light of the Devil, thinking that he is some figment of imagination that runs around with a tail dragging behind him. But with the state of the world and the godless ...Read more

Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque

Religion / Religious News /

Ever since 9/11, American Muslims have struggled with whether they should stay under the radar or assert their identity. Despite the discrimination that has risen to the surface since that terrible day, their ranks in the U.S. have grown substantially, and there are twice as many mosques operating today as there were in 2000. Yet the majority...Read more

Light Notes: A holiday candy dish holds semi-sweet memory

Religion / Religious News /

The most delicious memories seem to happen during the holidays.

And like a squirrel preparing for winter, I tuck them away to savor during the long winter months. Sometimes, I enjoy them for years.

Among them are sweetest recollections: my little girls at the church play and the moment they got their first angel wings; a pink dolly stroller ...Read more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Names of Catholic clergy will remain shielded

Religion / Religious News /

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As the Catholic Church undergoes a national reckoning for its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled it would not release the identities of 11 clerics implicated in a high-profile grand jury investigation of such abuse in nearly every diocese in the state.

In its majority ...Read more

Meditation 12/2- 12/8: Ps 91:9-16 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

If you make the Most High your dwelling-
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your...Read more

How can God put a value on the human soul?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Someone on the radio spoke about God putting a value on the human soul. How can this be since no one can see or touch the soul? -- S.S.

A: It was reported several years ago that it would take a hundred billion dollars to get one man safely to Mars. That is a staggering amount of money. It is ...Read more

Meditation 12/2- 12/8: Ps 91:9-16 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest ...Read more

Doesn't it seem a rather empty goal?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When my son started his first year of college I asked what he hoped to become after graduation. His answer startled me when he said, "I want to be a VIP!" I don't think I've ever heard that as an occupation. Doesn't it seem a rather empty goal? -- S.M.

A: In many contexts, VIP means "Very Important...Read more

Meditation 11/26-12/1: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Like a cloud, the LORD God
will appear over his people,
and his arrows will flash
like lightning.
God will sound his trumpet
and attack in a whirlwind
from the south.

The LORD All-Powerful
will protect his people,
and they will trample down
the ...Read more

What is a parent to do?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My daughter, not yet a teenager, is going through a rebellious stage and I am at my wits end. She threatens to leave home if I don't let her do what she wants. She says I am denying her happiness. As a parent I cannot go along with the things that she is pursuing to find happiness, yet if I dig my ...Read more

Meditation 11/26-12/1: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

The Lord will appear above his people;
his arrows will fly like lightning!
The Sovereign Lord will sound the ram's horn
and attack like a whirlwind from the southern desert.

The Lord of Heaven's Armies will protect his people,
and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great ...Read more

Bringing light into darkness: Public menorahs seen as symbols of hope for Hanukkah

Religion / Religious News /

Outside a volunteer firehouse in northern Baltimore County, dozens of people gather for a ceremony that brings to life an old Jewish proverb: A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.

Shalom Zirkind, an Orthodox rabbi, presided over the lighting of a 12-foot-tall menorah at sundown, Dec. 2, as the annual Jewish holiday of Hanukkah ...Read more

A few reader additions on what we should be thankful for

Religion / God Squad /

Many dear readers sent me lovely notes about items that got thanked at their Thanksgiving tables. You were blessed in thinking of less-thanked and you have brought a blessing to us all. So before the spirit of Thanksgiving is swamped by other holiday tasks, here are some of my favorites...

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-- Dear Rabbi ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it speaks of people being living stones?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible mean when it speaks of people being living stones? -- C.R.

A: A man once lost his job, a fortune, his wife and his home. But he tenaciously held to his faith in Christ -- the only thing he had left. Like Job in the Old Testament, he would not abandon God, no matter what happened...Read more

Meditation 11/26-12/1: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Then God will come into view,
his arrows flashing like lightning!
Master God will blast his trumpet
and set out in a whirlwind.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies will protect them -
all-out war,
The war to end all wars,
no holds barred.
Their God will save the day. He'll ...Read more

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