S There are questions which challenge faith, but God's Word has answers

There are questions which challenge faith but God's Word has answers. Following are a few common questions people ask which challenge faith along with Biblical answers. If there is a good and loving God, how could He allow so much evil in the world? That is a question often asked by Christian and non-Christian alike, especially at times when loved ones die or terrible evils and tragedies occur. Is there an answer? While the wisdom and workings of God are often hidden from our eyes, He has revealed to us in the Scriptures what we need to know. Continue Reading »

S Life's many mysteries

The mystery is solved! Well, not completely. Several years are unaccounted for. But a final chapter is finally being written. The mystery began sometime during World War II, 1944 to be exact. It was a hot birthday in August when the first mystery arrived at the Evans residence. Your author can't remember who was responsible for the gift I received -- a mystery. And that is the cause of this latest mystery. Continue Reading »

S Little storm clouds make big noises

Little storm clouds came along and made big noises. I believe I counted 39 drops hitting the roof but was tickled to have any. The thunder was pleasing to a poor old dry-land beef producer even if it was all blow and no show! I have known some folks like that, too. Continue Reading »

S Constitution lists no qualifications for Supreme Court justices

Are you qualified to be the next Supreme Court justice? Perhaps. The only statement in the Constitution with respect to the existence of the Supreme Court lists no qualifications. It reads, "The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office." Continue Reading »

S Do you have faith like Abraham?

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." Hebrews 11:8-10 (Read Genesis 12) Continue Reading »

S We are apt to face trials every week we draw air

The sun came up this morning just like it knew what to do. I've been wondering about the natives around the world that do not know the world is round. The thoughts I sometimes have don't need to make sense, and I have the legal right to think because I am! But, really, if a man is a native and is happy in the jungle or on the prairie, and only travels a couple hundred miles a year from his birthplace, I doubt if he cares if the world is round. The sunrise this morning made me glad to be here and I don't need to know much more today! Continue Reading »

S The church does not rule nor is it ruled by political might

Many church organizations and church bodies are ruled by political might when they should be ruled and governed solely by the Word of God. It happens in local congregations and it happens in national and international church bodies. Decisions regarding doctrine, worship and mission work are determined by the group in power, whether that be a simple majority, a group of pastors or elders or a group of delegates. And whichever group has the political power wins and its favored doctrine and practice are forced upon the rest of the congregation or church body -- that is, until another group gains the political might to change things. Continue Reading »

S Symbols of liberty and tyranny stand side by side in America

Four years ago, I awoke on a Sunday morning where I was visiting family with a ray of light coming through the window. The window view showed side-by-side symbols -- one of liberty, as represented by a small community of multi-colored and multi-shaped living structures with residents going about their business oblivious to the second symbol, represented by large, gray, ugly, windowless government buildings spying on and recording everyone's communication. The contrast of liberty and totalitarian intent was startling and breathtaking. I was in Bluffdale, Utah, viewing the NSA's top spy facility in the world named the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center. Continue Reading »

S Could that pain be a hernia?

If, when you think of a hernia, it brings to mind a condition only your father or grandfather needed to be concerned with, you're not alone. There are many misconceptions about hernias, and the failure to seek a proper diagnosis can lead to unnecessary suffering and risk of complications. Hernias actually affect an estimated 2 percent of the adult population and 4 percent of infants; but the estimates for adult, white males can be as high as 20 percent. While there are several types of hernias that can occur in various areas of the body, inguinal hernias are, by far, the most common. Continue Reading »

S Noah trusted God's words and acted in faith

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith." Hebrews 11:7 (Read Genesis 6-9) Continue Reading »