Category Archives: Faith

A look at soul, mind, spirit

“Know, verily, that the soul is a sign if God, a heavenly gem whose reality the most learned of men hath faith to grasp, and whose mystery no mind, however acute, can ever hope to unravel. It is the first among all created things to declare the excellence of its Creator, the first to recognize His glory,… Continue Reading

Column: Take care of your heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Our culture gives much attention to the care of the body. Books on diet and exercise abound. We spend 17 percent of GDP on health care (the highest percentage in the world). How much attention, though, do we give to… Continue Reading

Dust, ashes and diamonds

Dust, ashes and diamonds

I suspect you know that diamonds, some of the hardest, most beautiful and cherished gems in all the world, are nothing more than carbon dust — ashes — that have been exposed to pressure. I first learned this fun fact as a kid watching the old black-and-white Superman TV series, the one starring George Reeves. There’s… Continue Reading

Church Calendar

ARVADA COMMUNITY CHURCH (non-denominational) 223 Main St., Arvada, 758-4353. Pastor Bob Moore. Sunday: 11 a.m. service, 11:30 a.m. children’s Bible study. BAHA’I FAITH OF SHERIDAN 673-4778. The Baha’i Faith for Devotional Programs from the sacred writings of all religions and Study Circles. BETHESDA WORSHIP CENTER 5135 Coffeen Ave., 673-0023, Pastor Scott Lee. Sunday: 10:30… Continue Reading

Column: Eat the bug

As I look around at the condition of our nation and consider all its division, I have to think that maybe the Beatles were right when they expressed through song that “All we need is love.”  Right now, love is what we need most. Truly, the greatest need of mankind is to love and to… Continue Reading

Column: A Psalm for 2017

After reading Psalm 62 this morning, I made the following note in the margin of my Bible: A Psalm for Our Nation, 2017. Allow me to comment on why the Psalm struck me as timely. “My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my… Continue Reading

My farewell

The apostle Paul had a problem. Most of the Greek cities received his message of grace about Jesus. After Paul left town, however, the legalists followed him. They killed the spirit with their letter of the law. In response Paul, the former legalist himself, argued from the scriptures that the bringer of the law —… Continue Reading

You can hear the voice of God

God has chosen to live in the hearts of His people by His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to us to be our companion, friend and teacher forever. One spirit with God 1Cor 6:17. We are spirit beings and our spirit is equipped with eyes, ears and the mind of Christ to contact… Continue Reading

Remembering those lost in 2016

Every year at this time, the media takes us through a ritual of remembering the past year. It is surprising how much is accomplished in a year. It is also discouraging how much is left undone. Bragging rights are muffled by the reality the kingdom of God on Earth is not here, yet. One of… Continue Reading

Column: Hope arises as new year approaches

I began writing this article on Christmas night! I had a few moments to myself away from my family as everyone began to settle for bed. It was late but I reflected on the day. I thought about this past Christmas week. I reminisced the whole Christmas season and tried to come up with one word… Continue Reading

Twelve days of celebration with God

If you are holding to 20th century American custom, today is the last day to get out and shop for those final presents on your list. Of course, in the tradition of the church, the season of Advent is coming to an end and Christmas is about to begin. Twelve days of celebration. Twelve days… Continue Reading

The gift of emotions

Do your emotions ever get you into trouble? Mine do more often than I care to admit. Actually we just use our emotions as an excuse to live out the evil we love. That didn’t feel good did it? It is the truth though. We all have the ability to experience a host of emotions… Continue Reading

Column: The spirit of God is at work

Christmas is just two weeks away, and many of us find that the frantic pace of this season threatens to overwhelm us. It almost seems as if it is crowding out all sense of the holy. Perhaps we all, at times, lament the seeming lack of the presence of Jesus in much of what takes… Continue Reading

Put your hope in the kindom of God

We are a country divided. Last Wednesday, half of us felt a sense of relief, hope, even euphoria. The other half felt disappointment, shame, fear, and despair. Both halves — before and since the election–have tended to feel distrust, animosity, and condescension toward the other. How should Christians think and act in times like these?… Continue Reading

Vision needs light

“Man is the supreme Talisman. Lack of a proper education hath, however, hath deprived him of that which he doth inherently possess. In thick darkness, all vision is the same. Whether man has keen sight, or imperfect vision, or is totally blind. It is the same throughout the dark night until dawn comes. Light bestows… Continue Reading

Being introduced to freedom

In John 8, Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you… Continue Reading

Thoughts on sharing

There once was television commercial for Mercedes Benz, the German car manufacturer, that showed one of its cars crashing into a cement wall.  With that image in mind, a voiceover asked why the company does not enforce their patent on the successful Mercedes Benz energy-absorbing car body design. It seems other auto companies were illegally… Continue Reading

Thankful for witnesses

You may have missed it but most likely the event was not on your radar.  Two weeks ago in Rome, Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined hundreds of bishops from the Roman Catholic Church (the largest body of Christians in the world) and the Anglican Communion (the third largest and the… Continue Reading

Column: Grace and peace

“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.” Today, we don’t often start our letters like this.  Frankly, we don’t often write letters.  However, this is a common greeting in the New Testament letters.  The Apostle Paul started all of his letters like this, regardless of the content of… Continue Reading

What a mess we are

It seems that God is not really all that good a creator. If God was the perfect artist, got it right every time, then how do you explain us. At best we are all happy accidents, to use the artist’s term for those unintended mistakes that turn out to be quite satisfying. We’re all still… Continue Reading

Column: You are not alone in this world

This world is a mess. It seems like all you read and hear about is another bombing. Another shooting. Peaceful protests turning into violent altercations. While there is a shortage of teachers in the classroom, there seems to be no shortage of teaching going on in violent video games and on the TV. Nationwide, the… Continue Reading

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