Henry blew his wife a kiss and walked out the door. The elderly man was running out to pick up a few items from the grocery store for dinner that…
There’s no such thing as a perfect family, mainly because families tend to be made up of humans. Every family has at least a little bit of dysfunction to it. But a little bit of dysfunction can be tolerated, and sometimes even overcome.
But all bets are off when people start shooting at one another!
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Theodosius had a plan. He wanted all the people of his empire to worship the one true God revealed in the Bible. A noble endeavor, for sure. But there was one fatal flaw in the emperor’s strategy:
Those he couldn’t lead to Jesus…he would send to Jesus!
Everybody’s been told that Santa is making a list, that he is checking it twice, and that he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. But if the truth be told, no one really cares.
That’s because recent studies show that being on the “naughty list” doesn’t actually lower the number of presents kids get, after all.
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During the 2011 Christmas season, Patrick Greene, a confessed atheist, drove five hours from his home in San Antonia, TX to protest a nativity scene that was erected on the courthouse square in Henderson County.
Little did he know that the Christians he’d confront would impact his life so deeply.
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If you got mugged by a punk teenager wielding a knife, would you willingly offer him your wallet? How about your coat? Would you buy your attacker dinner? How about giving him $20 for the road?
Why not? Julio Diaz did.
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On a cold winter night in 1837, famed abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy challenged an angry mob of slave holders, racists, and corrupt officials. His campaign against slavery had already cost him several homes and businesses, and he had even been physically attacked a few times.
But his words fell on deaf ears, and a few nights later, he would be savagely murdered.
It was reported that Polycarp, the aged bishop of Smyrna, was actually a disciple of the Apostle John. He was known for leading an influential congregation and for encouraging the greater church with his writings.
But, without a doubt, his legacy revolves completely around his death.