Bible Thoughts of the Day

    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. (1 John 2:15-16 NIV)

      “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

        "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."

        East Texas Baptist University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Quad in the early morning hours on Wednesday for the annual See You at the Pole event, a global day of prayer. The tradition started in 1990 at a high school in Burleson, and has since grown to see upwards of 3 million…

        Three best-selling authors touring the South will provide “a night of faith, friends and food to feed the soul” during a stop in Tyler presented by Compassion LIVE, an entity created by Compassion International, a Christian child development organization, to provide events for people to join…

        My husband and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary earlier this month. We traditionally mark the occasion by watching taped footage of our wedding ceremony, although we’ve missed doing so for several years running.

        Awana resumes on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869 in Hawkins. Kickoff day will feature Wacky Water Games that will include a blow-up water slide, water games, water balloons, watery competitions and more. No drop-offs are allow…

        Once, back when my husband was in medical school, he found himself in an elevator with a woman he instantly recognized from something he’d read in the school paper. So he struck up a conversation with her.

        North Tenneha Church of Christ, 1701 N. Tenneha Ave., announced it will have a “give-away” from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

        The news has been flooded with stories this week about the burning of Notre Dame in Paris. I was saddened to see images of the beautiful old cathedral all ablaze. Such an exquisite example of medieval architecture and such rich history, consumed in flames.