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Thank you Lord!

By Lyle Rapacki Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all… Read More ›

Uncommon Purpose

It started with the Swedish television show, Expedition Robinson, was perfected in Survivor, and applied to the corporate world in The Apprentice. It is the world of magnified and amplified competition, known somewhat disingenuously as “Reality TV.” While many aspects… Read More ›

Homemade Happiness

taken from a message given by Adrian Rogers Did you know that everyone ought to have three homes? Everybody needs a heavenly home, a church home and a family home—and Jesus Christ is the key to all three! Being a… Read More ›

Why The Home?

The homes of America are under attack. That is obvious. But they are becoming so under attack, some experts tell us that our homes, as we once knew them, are becoming obsolete. I refuse to believe that because I want… Read More ›

The Value of Friends

Some friends are with us a long time Others are part of our lives but a short time Passing through leaving an indelible mark upon us Cherish your friends and hold them close We never know when a friend will… Read More ›

The Primary Laboratory

by Neil Anderson   October 16 Colossians 3:18-21  Wives, be subject to your husbands . . . Husbands, love your wives . . . Fathers, do not exasperate your children God works in our lives primarily through committed relationships. Your… Read More ›

A HIGHER PRIORITY

By Neil Anderson   January 21   Romans 8:14  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God   Two significant events in my life brought into clear focus the priority of relationship… Read More ›

MANAGING OUR PROBLEMS

By Neil Anderson September 3 1 Timothy 3:4 [An overseer] must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity A pastor friend of mind came face-to-face with a parent’s worst fear: His… Read More ›

A HIGHER PRIORITY

by Neil Anderson January 21   Romans 8:14  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God   Two significant events in my life brought into clear focus the priority of relationship over… Read More ›

My Restless Heart

Without warning, I was trapped in the book of Ecclesiastes. All was vanity. I found myself absentmindedly repeating the words again an again: “There must be more. Surely we were born for something more. More than waking in order to… Read More ›