PRAY in Schools for PRAYER in Schools

Pray in schools or prayer in schools

60 years ago in 1958, Steven Engel from New York brought parents together and made the decision to sue the state over a state authorized prayer in public schools. That case made it to the United States Supreme Court in 1962, where they decided it violated the First Amendment because prayer represented establishment of religion. Engel won.

Then Pennsylvania, in 1963, decided on the case of Abington School District v. Schempp; a complaint by Schemp not wanting Bible readings in public schools. Schempp won.

Also in 1963 came the verdict of Madalyn Murray O’Hair against the Baltimore School System to ban school prayer labeling it “unconstitutional”. O’Hair won.

As a Christian, I believe government made the wrong decisions for our children. Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift!

The perfect gift!

The Little Drummer Boy” (originally “Carol of the Drum“) is a beloved Christmas song, written in 1941 by American composer, Katherine Kennicott Davis.  It was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers.

The simple lyrics explain the situation of a boy invited to see the new born King.  His dilemma: What gift can I, a poor young boy, offer to a king?

Turns out that young boy offered the only thing he had, the perfect gift for all Christ followers to emulate – Himself.  Let us picture the scene as it unfolds before the Christ: Continue reading

Learn Humility In 5 Simple Actions

Learn humility in 5 simple actions

Our obedience to God starts with a humble attitude.

humble – adjective: not proud or arrogant, low in rank, inferiority, subservience 

Humility is a hard word for some of us to demonstrate. Most times my tongue would rather stick to the roof of my mouth, than admit “Your way is right, Lord, my way was wrong.” Being humble certainly is not my best attribute. It’s this type of attitude that makes it hard to acknowledge God is greater and more powerful than we are.

But exercising  these five helpful actions towards God will strengthen your self-control  to follow His plan for humility over one of arrogance. 

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Give Thanks To The Lord…

Give thanks to the LORD.

1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord [God], for he is good; his love endures forever.

The phrases “Give thanks to the Lord” and “his love endures forever” appear often in the Bible. You can read eleven specific verses from the New International Version Bible at:

1 Chronicles 16:412 Chronicles 20:21Psalm 106:1Psalm 107:1Psalm 118:01Psalm 118:29Psalm 136:1Psalm 136:2Psalm 136:3, Psalm 136:26Jeremiah 33:11

Giving thanks to others is an action also extended amongst society, and there are many ways we may offer our Thanks Continue reading

Daniel’s Prayer

Daniel's Prayer

I was reading the book of Daniel, and came across Daniel’s prayerful plea for his nation Israel. In these times of national rebellion, hostility towards a neighbor and civic disregard for God’s Word, I though now is a good time to remember what open, honest prayer with God sounds like. Here is Daniel 9:4-19 : Continue reading