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By Jeannette Haley “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” Solomon’s Song 6:3 It is quite obvious that the cycles and rhythms of American traditions continue to function in spite of all the world-shaking events that rage over and around us. They are as predictable as the drumbeats at a Pow Wow. For example, […]


By Jeannette Haley Sometimes an old song unexpectedly begins to flow through your mind, bringing with it heartwarming emotions and colorful images of days gone by. As fall proceeds to paint its way across the landscape towards Thanksgiving, the rustle of colorful leaves, the smell of woodsmoke, and the warmth of a fire can, for […]

Q: “Can you please explain how to know if a person is truly born again? I have a couple of close friends who always go to church and say that they’ve “always believed,’ but they don’t have a testimony of ever being broken over sin, or repenting, or making Jesus Lord of their lives. Nor do they have any desire to share Christ with the lost. Thank you.”

A: Hebrews 6:9 tells us there will be things that will accompany salvation, mainly a changed life (Ephesians 4:17-23). Jesus was clear that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. This points to the presence of His Spirit in us and a new heart that is inclined towards Him, producing a […]


Perhaps you’ve read the list going around on social media, or on certain Web Sites, that contains the names of many of the well-known Bible characters that were used by God along with a short, cryptic description of each one, such as “Leah was ugly” and “Timothy had an ulcer” of which neither statement is […]


WALKING WITHOUT FEETBy Jeannette Haley Feet are one of the most important parts of the body, and probably one of themost neglected. That is, until they begin to develop painful problems whichserves to remind us just how badly we need our feet! Just think how tired, sore and dirty people’s feet were in Jesus’ day. […]


SAFE IN THE STORMBy Jeannette Haley What took place many years ago, when I was in my late teens, I shall neverforget. The experience was terrifying. Hanging on for dear life as the towering 14’waves threatened to broadside and sink the small pleasure craft was accompaniedby uncontrollable seasickness. Even though my mother’s husband had been […]


Each month it is our desire to write articles that will hit the mark. Our goal is to cause people to arrive at the bottom line as to what is in order to make sure that they end up with a right perspective: a Biblical perspective, an eternal perspective (Isaiah 55:8-9). This is one of […]


THE DANGER OF BEING “GOOD”By Jeannette Haley Perhaps there would be fewer misunderstandings, mistakes andmisinterpretations if we all carried around with us a Webster’s Dictionary alongwith a Concordance of the Bible. That way we could compare our understandingof what certain words mean with what God’s Word says, in context.Take the word “good” for example. When […]

Q: “When you go through sickness and trials is God chastening you?”

A: No, not necessarily. God uses different means to get our attention. He allows sickness and trials to usually test, enlarge, and bring our faith to maturity. Such things will cause us to look up to Him to walk us through trying times. Peter referred to it as the fiery test of our faith in […]


The other day I was talking to a friend, and she asked me about firebrands when it comes to our Christian faith. I guess for me I have my own definition of what a firebrand is. To me Elijah and John the Baptist were examples of firebrands. They were both prophets from God. John had […]