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Two Minutes Till Midnight

Once again I am using an article a pastoral friend wrote. Why? Because it is relevant to today's situation in the world. This isn't President Trump's fault. This isn't our past President's fault. This is the fault of the human race in general. If we aren't busy fighting each other, we are fighting or arguing with someone else over their beliefs rather than discussing. I do believe peace at any price is no peace at all, but there is always room for dialogue and thought...

Ray Pritchard
Keep Believing Ministries
Shawnee, Kansas

Two Minutes Till Midnight

How close are we to the end of the world?

Since 1947, a magazine called the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has kept the “Doomsday Clock” to show how close we are to global catastrophe. As the situation in the world gets better or worse, the hands of the clock are set closer or further away from midnight. On January 25, 2018 the clock was set at two minutes till midnight, the closest it’s been since the height o…

Failure Is Not An Option On This Job

You don't need a license or a diploma to become a father, yet the job description is one of the toughest imaginable. According to Scripture, a father encourages and comforts his children, urging them to "live lives worthy of God" (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12). He is charged with the instruction (Proverbs 1:8-9) and discipline (Hebrews 12:10) of his offspring. He is expected to provide "good gifts" for his children (Matthew 7:9-11). Harder still, a father must not "exasperate" his children as he does these things. Instead–and most important of all–he is to "bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4 NIV).

Pretty daunting huh? It would be even harder if you did not seek God's counsel daily! Yet, there are men who are called fathers that do not seek God's counsel and if it were not for a godly wife would raise monsters instead of kids who made it into the passage of adulthood. Your children imitate what they s…

A Challenge For Men!

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4.8

Christianity Today and Dr. James Dobson did an extensive survey last year of women who stated they were Christians. They surveyed more than 9,000 moms to find out what matters most to them, and how we could be a source of encouragement. The answer they gave to one particular question was a surprise.

When asked, "Where do you need your husbands to be the most helpful around the house?", the #1 answer wasn't preparing meals, cleaning rooms, or doing the dishes. 65% of moms said they needed help with family devotions.

Introducing the Family Challenge. This 10-day challenge is designed to encourage your family to spend regular time together in God's Word and to help you create a pattern of family devotional time.

Men, if this is new to your family, we invite you to accept this challenge and join us as we all draw nearer to God and one another.…

Good News from the Graveyard

Pastor Ray Pritchard sent this yesterday and I felt it was even better than what I was going to share. It's exciting to know our God is a living God and He loved us enough to solve the problem of death and hell for those who would believe...IT NEVER REALLY WAS ABOUT US BUT ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON!

A few days ago I took a walk through Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas. It's an old graveyard not far from North Central Expressway. Many of the early leaders of Dallas are buried there.

When I arrived, the place was almost deserted. I drove down one of the narrow roads and stopped near a large monument. A few blocks away hundreds of cars hurried on their way to and from downtown. From the sky came the sound of planes making their final descent to Love Field.

I spent some time walking and looking and thinking. Greenwood Cemetery is a good place to do that because it’s an oasis of solitude surrounded by city noise. 

As I walked, I read the markers. As cemeteries go, Greenwood is an intima…