When each of us awakens in the morning, we are not guaranteed we will be alive that night when it is time for bed. We also are not guaranteed we will awaken the next morning when we pillow our heads at night. …


How Big is God?

The other day I received the latest copy of Turning Points by Dr. David Jeremiah, dated January 2021. When I opened it, I stopped to read his blog, this month entitled, Blessed Beyond Measure.


As the sun began to set on D-Day, June 6, 1944, this question had been answered by more than 9,000 soldiers who either died or were wounded as a result of the Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy. Their bravery and sacrifice provided the break the Allied forces needed…


When you hear the term “Memorial Day”, what thoughts fill your mind? Some think, “Summer is finally here! Let’s have a bar-b-que.” Keep in mind, there’s nothing wrong with bar-b-ques; however, if that is the first thought in your mind, you’re missing the whole point of this special day.

The…


At the urging of Edmund Randolph and James Madison, a meeting was called to revise the Articles of Confederation into a workable plan of government that would bind the country together. …


To fully understand how the Constitution came to be, attention must be directed to the political teachings and contemporary influences of the day in which it was written, along with recorded history. Of equal importance are the religious influences on the political writings of that time.

More than any other…


From biblical times to the present, dogs have proven to be man’s best friend in numerous ways. They offer companionship to the lonely, provide eyes of the blind and ears for the deaf, herd sheep, sniff out game birds and go to war.

Giant Molossian dogs from which the mastiff…


Though he did not set out to do so, William Penn successfully found a home for England’s Quakers. Originally established by George Fox in 1647, the Quaker religion responded to the need of people who were tired of the “showmanship” of traditional churches. Fox taught them Christ was to be…


With the arrival of cell phones, telephone booths have, for the most part, gone the way of T-Rex and the carrier pigeon. In their day, however, they served a vital function.

During the 1930s, only a small percentage of homes were blessed with telephone service, and the majority of those…


Located near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York is Fort Ticonderoga. Built in 1755, this area was under the French flag with Michael Chartier de Lotbinere the Governer-General Vaudreuil. He sensed the need to build a fort in order to protect the surrounding waterways which were…

Karen Midkiff

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