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A religion is a set of beliefs and practices, often centered upon specific supernatural and moral claims about reality, the cosmos, and human nature, and often codified as prayer, ritual, or religious law.

Have you ever had a conversation that begins; I can't believe God would let people in Africa go to hell because they did not become Christians?
An individual or family can become poor due to being laid off from work, an act of nature like a hurricane, having a developmental disability or even been taken advantage of by mean and evil people.
There is nothing more distasteful then to live in a house that is not safe, comfortable, warm and dry.
Dawn is a time most people nowadays miss. It is a wonderful time of day that lends itself to meditation, praise and thankfulness. It is a time of beauty. As the sun comes up, new hope rises with the new day.
It is amazing that the average person has to learn over and over again that water flows downhill. You would think that simply observing the destruction of others, reading books that clearly reveal failing types of personalities and observing the lives of those around us, that one could see what works in life and what does not.
Bribes and gifts fall into the same category when used for evil or when used to influence decisions in ones favor.
God is not an impersonal force. He is like a parent. Children do not doubt the existence of parents and they understand parental rules and desires. They may disobey, but they disobey understanding the consequences. The news is full of stories of those who mock sin.
Hopelessness is a terrible thing. It should not be experienced by anyone. Yet, there are millions who live with deferred hope and with hearts that have been broken because they see no way out. God is not the Father of hopelessness. God is the Father of hope and fulfilled dreams.
Last year, my uncle Troy Saxton went to be with the Lord. He was a minister, farmer; married for 67 years and a man of God who was totally interested in doing God's will. He found God in the land.
Christians are certainly not immune from trouble, but do you have an appreciation for all of the trouble and hardship the Lord has saved you from? When you rise in the morning after a good night sleep, safe and warm and you look out of your windows to see a beautiful morning, do you give thanks for the last 24 hours. Perhaps our Lord has been a shield for you, protecting you and your family from harm.
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