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Words of wisdom from our weekly bulletin

“Soul Survivor”

Occasionally we read about a tragic crash of a vehicle or plane in which everyone dies except a sole survivor.  Sole, of course means only one.  Sometimes in a later interview that person says that he/she has mixed emotions.  There is joy about still being alive, but guilt about why the others all died but he/she didn’t.  If a person believes that death is the end of existence and there is nothing more, it becomes very confusing. Continue reading

“Truth or Consequences”

In 1950 the town of Hot Springs, New Mexico changed its name to honor the popular quiz program called Truth or Consequences. That has always seemed like a bizarre joke if this was an attempt to attract tourists, because the hot springs would have done that anyway. Perhaps they were given a large monetary incentive to do it? Some might say they are still paying the consequences of a rash decision. Continue reading

“Denial”

We all remember that denial is not a river in Egypt.  It is a serious mental mindset which disbelieves the existence or reality of a thing or idea.  It can also mean the disavowal that a statement is true.  The Scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day became experts in this as they declared that it was by the prince of demons (Satan) that Christ was able to drive out demons.  They refused to acknowledge the very obvious miracles that He did that proved He was the Son of God.  Continue reading

“Witsec”

Most of us would not immediately recognize the acronym above for its full meaning, Witness Security Program, which is also known as, U. S. Federal Witness Protection Program.  It is operated by the U. S. Marshals Service to protect witnesses before, during and after a trial from hostile defendants.  Some are provided a new identity and may even live out the rest of their lives under government protection. Several benefits are available including: Continue reading