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 By Judy Brandon    Voices    October 3, 2018

Only God can judge with an eternal perspective

Are things always as they seem? My sister received an e-mail last month from a couple in her church. This email incident answers this question with a “No.” The email read: “We are writing this...

 

Following God's lead will erase self-doubt

Have you ever had self-doubt? Sometimes I question my decisions. It may be something small like cooking spaghetti for supper and thinking I should have gone the roast route. Or it might be which...

 

God's greatness easy to understand

My sister Susie and I have a friend who lives in the Midwest, and we lovingly call her the Queen of Canning. She expertly and efficiently cans food through all of summer and fall. By state fair time,...

 

Forgive those you thought you never could

Have you ever done something you thought you would never do? I am thinking about over the last 20 years of my life. I have done things I thought I would never do. Here is a partial list: • tried to...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 31, 2018

Country church reminder of parents' faith

Not long ago, we had the opportunity to make a trip to western Missouri. My goal was to locate a church where Daddy was pastor when I was a child. I didn't even know if it still existed, but thanks...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 24, 2018

When in deep waters, ask for help

King David wrote a beautiful praise to God in Psalm 18. My favorite verse of that psalm is verse 16: “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Evidently...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 17, 2018

Christians have position, possessions to rival royals

Last week I was reading about Great Britain’s royal family. Through the years I have followed royal weddings, royal babies, royal funerals and all the pomp that comes with those events. It is...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    August 3, 2018

Possessions won't determine spiritual fortune

Billy Sunday started out as an American athlete, playing outfield in the National League in the 1880’s. He went on to become the most well-known and leading American evangelist in the first two...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 27, 2018

God greater than any life-changing event

Corrie Ten Boom, the Holocaust survivor that proclaimed her profound faith in God, said: “If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 20, 2018

Like sunflowers, humans need the Son to thrive

What happens when we lose our focus? If we lose our focus on our jobs, we become less productive. If we lose our focus on our family, we see relationships deteriorate. When we lose our focus on...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 13, 2018

Giving generously is a privilege

This last week I was reading an article in Psychology Today about giving. The name of the article was “Well Being and Giving” by Steve Taylor. This is what the writer wrote: “If anything, it...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    July 6, 2018

God's mercy deep and unfathomable

At times I think I am so used to the phrase “mercy of God,” I don’t stop to think about the true scope, capacity and extension of that beautiful phrase. The mercy of God I still don’t...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 29, 2018

Forget the trivial - live with joy

Last week, a quote by D.L. Moody, the old preacher, popped up on daily quotes on my cell phone. Moody said: “The Lord gives his people perpetual joy when they walk in obedience to him.” Some...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 22, 2018

Keep it real by following Jesus' teachings

During one of Billy Graham’s meetings in England many years ago, his wife Ruth Graham had joined him. On that particular day, the local dignitaries had arranged for a luncheon and many of the...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 15, 2018

Children should be treated with love, respect

I have told this story before, but I think it warrants a rerun. I was in the grocery store one day several years ago and my heart was sad as I observed a mother and father shopping with their three ch...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 8, 2018

Biblical experiences can mirror our own

It was over 35 years ago next week that I was terrified we had lost Buffy. She was only five years old at the time and I still can remember the horror and hopelessness I felt when we lost her at Six F...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    June 1, 2018

Sermon on the Mount timeless, timely

One of the most beautiful portions of Scripture in the Bible is the sermon that Jesus delivered sitting on the side of a mountain near Capernaum. Thus it is called the Sermon on the Mount. That...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 25, 2018

Sometimes connections need personal touch

Years ago, people would visit for hours or write long letters to one another in order to fill in distant family members on family news. Family reunions were packed with much visiting time so all famil...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 18, 2018

No need to wait for new, improved God

At times I am amused at the commercials on television, especially those advertising a new improved product. For instance, new washing machine soap has 30 percent more cleaning power. A new window...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 11, 2018

Mother left a legacy of faith

My sweet mother is in heaven with her Savior, my daddy, our John Scott and my mother’s mother who died when my mother was just 6 years old. She is also with countless family members, friends and the...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    May 4, 2018

Thankful for parents' model of faith

King David wrote: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119: 105) I know that is true because my parents modeled that for me during my childhood. Church was a huge part of...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 27, 2018

Jesus source of strength and comfort

Memories of my childhood days and Sunday nights in the old church at 8th and Hinkle are still vivid in my mind. It could be a daunting place at night after Sunday night services and all were gone. On...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 20, 2018

Collateral damage of sin is devastating

Collateral damage is a general term for deaths, injuries, or other damage inflicted on unintended targets. Sometimes we speak of civilian causalities of a military operation and those are viewed as...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 13, 2018

Fill your life with the spirit of God

Jesus, who knows us better than we even know ourselves, warned His hearers about obstructions or sin in one’s heart. He said: “What comes from your heart is what makes you unclean. Out of your...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    April 6, 2018

Supreme refuge can be found in God, Christ

Anyone who has lived in eastern New Mexico and west Texas for any time knows that storms can appear in minutes from nowhere. Such was the case one January night many years ago when a snow storm of...

 

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