Just How Valuable Is Five Minutes in the Light of Eternity?

A brief reflection to help evaluate how we spend time as first-year college students or senior citizens.

Ever give any thought to small increments of time such as five or ten minutes in the course of a normal day? I’d have to admit, never… until last Saturday. Moments into a routine kitchen task, a question confronted me: Just how valuable is five minutes in the light of eternity?

While washing a sink-load of dishes, I listened to a podcast of Alistair Begg’s address to Wheaton College students, “Make the Most of Every Opportunity.” Brush streaking arcs of soapsuds across the plate, I settled in, expecting to hear a message on evangelism. Instead, the gifted Scottish preacher’s message planted a startlingly real question in my senior heart. Just how valuable is five minutes in the light of eternity?

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One Ancient Antagonist Directing Wickedness in Today’s World

A brief look at who’s responsible for the horrendous scenes viewed on every news broadcast and what Christians can do about it.

Think living God’s way has too many rules? Nothing’s written in stone, right? Want to make your own decisions without some invisible force interfering? Flash! Invisible forces are as much a part of this world as the air we breathe. Being alerted to the one ancient antagonist directing wickedness in today’s world could help in decision-making.

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How Long Will Practicing Religious Freedom Exclude Christians?

An editorial post expressing the opinion of a 46-year veteran American Follower of Jesus.

While listening to the evening news, my heart often cries, How long, O Lord? How long will the rights of children to be protected from evil be trampled underfoot in favor of political correctness? How long will the government founded to provide religious freedom for its citizens ignore the rights of the majority? How long will practicing religious freedom exclude Christians?

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When Sunday’s news announced that the State of Massachusetts had passed a law that transgender folks must be allowed to use whatever restroom and locker room facilities they choose, an interview I’d heard two weeks earlier rang in my ears. A lady from Texas swiftly changed her opinion of the politically correct issue for which she’d been a staunch advocate during a trip to the Mall with two little granddaughters.

Five Air Travel Questions Answered RE: Connections and Seats

The final post in the series of real-life experiences shared by a triple-decade veteran of international travel.

The final episode in this three-part series invited the readers to direct the text. Here are the five air travel questions answered re: connections and seats. If you’re not planning to fly anywhere and don’t know anyone who could use the information, you might enjoy reading the adventures.

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