Heaven

Heaven

No hate. No envy. No jealousy. No bitterness. No greed. No pride. No violence. No competition. No covetousness. No strife. No lying. No cheating. No murder. No stealing. No boredom. No loneliness. No poverty. No pain. No anxieties. No depression. No inequality. No political parlors. No fatigue. No failure. No grief. I could live life…

Trust God

Trust God

Humankind tends to expect solutions to their problems to come from political leaders, religious leaders, or someone with star status. God’s Word tells us in Psalm 146, verses 3 and 4, “Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breath their last, they return to the earth,…

School Safety Commission delivers report to Governor Hutchinson

School Safety Commission delivers report to Governor Hutchinson

The Governor is calling the General Assembly into an Extraordinary Session next week to address the use of surplus funds to provide tax relief and funding for school safety measures. The Arkansas School Safety Commission was reinstated in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Members of the original commission created in March 2018…

Restored

Restored

A focus of some reality television shows is restoring old cars. Investors with deep pockets team up with talented master mechanics to create machines that are the envy of antique car lovers. Old cars ravaged by time and the elements are restored to beautiful machines they once were. Time and circumstances have a way of…

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

To achieve good health, it may seem wise to follow the advice of “experts.” But most experts overlook the biggest problem-a lack of relationship with God. The Apostle, Paul put it this way, “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”…

Summer Heat

Summer Heat

The heat of summer makes work even harder. Rising temperatures and humidity drain away energy and make us wish for cooler weather and even winter. The Psalmist David used the stress of summer heat to illustrate God’s judgment on sin. “Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like…

School safety a topic of discussion for Arkansas House and Senate Education Committees

School safety a topic of discussion for Arkansas House and Senate Education Committees

This week, officials from the Arkansas Center for School Safety (ACSS) provided members of the House and Senate Education Committees with an update on school safety measures taken in recent years. In 2018, the Governor created the Safe Schools Commission to assess the state of school security in Arkansas. That commission gave the General Assembly…

Deadline upcoming to apply for Academic Challenge Scholarship

Deadline upcoming to apply for Academic Challenge Scholarship

Since 2010, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has helped raise more than $1.1 billion to fund more than 675,000 scholarships for students attending 51 Arkansas colleges and universities. This week we want to remind you about the fast approaching deadline to apply for the next round of scholarships. July 1 is the deadline to apply for…

We need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit today as much as the early church needed it in the beginning! Acts 1:4,5. Acts 4:31

We need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit today as much as the early church needed it in the beginning! Acts 1:4,5. Acts 4:31

Several million members of the church are to be recalled because they are not performing properly. Symptoms include frequent missing, lack of power and poor adaptation to rough roads. Regular maintenance should have prevented most difficulties. Sadly, many only come in for maintenance when a major breakdown has occurred and, therefore, it is difficult for…

Prejudice

Prejudice

After the Israelites were deported by the Assyrians in 722 BC, the Assyrians relocated captives from other countries to the land of Israel. Their descendants became the Samaritans. These people worshipped many gods and eventually attempted to include God among those they worshipped. The Israelites despised the Samaritans. The shortest route from Jerusalem to Galilee…