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  • At this time of year when we are encouraged to take stock of our blessings and to share our bounty, love and thankfulness like no other - who should we give thanks to? Our parents, for raising us well, for doing their best? Our families and friends for sticking by us and putting up with us through good and bad…
    November 21, 2003
  • The seriousness of this attempt and the effort needed to achieve it is indicated by several scriptures. "Those who belong to Jesus Christ have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires." Gal. 5:24 "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." Gal. 2:20 "For…
    November 14, 2003
  • One of the exciting aspects of being out on your own, one we all look forward to as young people, is being able to decide for ourselves what we do and don't do. Things like where we go, when we go there, and who we go there with. Up for debate is whether we study or not, get up early or late, eat our vegetables,…
    November 7, 2003
  • Lot was Abraham's nephew. Their families lived in Chaldea. Abraham was raised among the many "gods" of his people, but was evidently a righteous man as God decided to use him and his family to influence the world. His first directive was for him to "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and…
    October 31, 2003
  • What does it celebrate and should Christians be involved? A good first indicator would be to examine it's decorations. Consider the images it conveys: ghosts, witches, monsters, demons, dead people, blood and gore, the devil, graves, pumpkins with garish faces, black cats, and black magic - symbols of evil or…
    October 24, 2003
  • Why is that so hard accepting a message, advice, instruction and direction? Why do we often rebel against "help" even when we know the advice is well-intended and beneficial? It may have something to do with the condition of our hearts. "He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is…
    October 17, 2003
  • What change? Nobody likes unexpected change. We get comfortable where we live, with what we do, who we associate with, how we worship; and want to be left alone. Change is associated with work, discomfort, learning something different or new. But so much of what we do and who we are is superficial; camouflage…
    October 10, 2003
  • Nearly everyone curses today. Many Christians do; if not in public then in private, especially if they get really mad. In fact, we seem to have set up a standard of practice for cursing. It's not permissible at this time and place but almost expected in another set of circumstances. When are you most apt or …
    October 3, 2003
  • The question as to whether there is a higher moral law to which we will all be held accountable has been highlighted once again in the face-off between Judge Roy Moore of Alabama and those opposed to the Ten Commandments memorial displayed (until recently) in that state's rotunda. Judge Moore has vowed to take …
    September 26, 2003
  • This belief is at the heart of our brotherhood's refusal to create one more denomination, choosing instead to join together in a loose confederacy of believers who none-the-less share a common faith and cooperate with one another in advancing the Gospel. Having no centralized authority to dictate our behavior …
    September 19, 2003
  • 'Right on! Power to the people! (Young people anyway) You don't know every thing just because you're older. Who say's I'm wrong just because I'm young? Old ideas are out-of-date, out of touch. Young ones are correct, applicable, positive. Down with the old - up with the young!' Is that what Paul was talking …
    September 12, 2003
  • What Does It Take To Get Your Attention? You would probably say, 'Not much, I listen pretty well'. Would mom and dad agree? Before you get mad, let me say you're both probably right. You undoubtedly listen more than you let on and as parents we might possibly over-state our case because we're not sure you are …
    September 5, 2003
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Fred Price - married (45 years), father of two grown children, grandfather of six.

Attends First Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana, having served as a Deacon and Discipleship Leader for youth. 

Factory worker with a heart for young people and the challenges they face today, thus his participation in his church and this column.

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