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“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2:13, NKJV) One of the things I’ve missed during the past year’s restrictions on gatherings and travel has been having guests in my home. Whether our weekly small group from church or a friend visiting from out of town, seldom a week would pass without a friend, or several friends, being here. And then life changed. Yes, we’ve kept in touch, but a Zoom call or text message is not the same as having  friends visit in person. Today I have a longer…

But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15, GW) In the hour that we live, it is more important than ever to know and understand what you believe. It seems that every time I turn around there is just one more law discouraging Christianity. I’m the kind of person who stays pretty quiet when it comes time to voicing my opinion, especially when I know that in doing so I will begin some…

My thoughts for today are simple.  Know what you believe and be ready to stand up for yourself when your belief system is questioned.  If you have a personality like mine, confrontation is the last thing you want to be dealing with.  Unfortunately, it seems that we are quickly approaching the day when non-believers will seek out Christians and test their faith.  We must be ready to stand up for our God, even if that means ruffling some feathers. Prayer: Lord, I ask that you help us be ready to defend your name at any given moment.  Give us the…