All about kidneys
March is National Kidney Month and March 13, 2014 is World Kidney Day. But, what's the big deal? Why are kidneys so important? Well, in truth, without kidneys we would die. They do much more than just rid the body of waste in the form of urine. So let's go back to biology class together and find out why kidneys are such fascinating and important organs...
The Joy and Laughter of Lent
March 5 was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, which is the forty days before Easter, minus the Sundays. Lent is a time of reflection of our Lord's forty days of temptation in the desert. (Matthew 4:1-11) Some believers have fasting days, others give up pleasures, while others battle a particular sin which particularly grieves them...
When I was a kid, we would do just about anything to get better reception on our television set. We would put aluminum foil on the rabbit ears. Reception was better if someone held the antennas, but that person couldn't watch the program. Good reception is necessary in order to have a clear picture on your television screen. ...
Welcome to March! This month celebrates Multiple Sclerosis awareness, so let's learn about it! Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of many different kinds of autoimmune diseases. These diseases are where the body's immune system gets confused and attacks normal parts of the body...
The "Good Book" Teaches Us To Be Good
The Bible is the "good book" because it teaches us to BE good. The Bible teaches us what kind of behavior God considers good. "Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes." (Psalms 119:68) Because God is good, he himself is the standard of goodness that men should strive to attain. "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation." (1 Peter 1:15)...
Not Safe But Saved
One theologian recently reminded his readers that most false religions follow the same pattern: Someone has allegedly seen his god in some sort of supernatural way. The man immediately sets up an altar, calls the place "holy", and in the years to follow, people bring sacrifices to this altar in hopes their sacrifices would prompt their god to grant them favors or appear or speak to them...
I'm not mourning
On Tuesday, my father passed away. He had fought many different cancers for many years, but it was the lung cancer complicated with pneumonia that finally took his life. It's normal to grieve after a loss. Everyone does it. But different people mourn in different ways. ...