Category: Articles

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The Value of Weakness and Its Contribution to Our Success

I would like to start this article with an excerpt from an article written for the benefit of those desiring to succeed in business. Stop Overdoing Your Strengths    by Robert E. Kaplan  and Robert B. Kaiser        From the February 2009 Issue of the Harvard Business Review “The conventional wisdom in leadership development circles is that you […]

Bringing in the New Year, or Not

Growing up in the Church of God, I learned clearly why I needed to reject holidays like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. These major holidays are very easy to identify with their pagan origins and the gods they honored. Yet, for some reason, I would come to New Year’s Eve, which is given no religious significance […]

Conforming to Christ on Christmas

As people across the globe enter into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I am reminded of and sobered by God’s declaration that His thoughts and ways are not like our thoughts and ways. 1Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. […]

The Pearl of Great Price

November 14, 2015 What if you are passing up the most important information that has ever been made available to you, because you think you have all the answers already? When we come to recognize that we have a Creator, then we owe our hearts and our being to Him.  We owe it to Him […]

A Poem for Thanksgiving!

November 4, 2015 A Thanksgiving Prayer So strangely wonderful is this day Given a value by us all. In such a noble and humbling way To honor the Great amidst we small. A land borne of ideal Having no chance, it did seem. But with strong will of steel We were by God to redeem. […]

Idle Words

July 20, 2015 A story traveling around the Internet goes something like this:  Here is a picture of a dog trapped in a vehicle on a (company name removed) parking lot, and when an assistant manager called the police, the assistant manager lost their job.  This has multiple thousands of “likes” and is shared by […]

The Insult

May 14, 2015 During the depression, my maternal grandfather was a sharecropper. He and my grandmother raised eight children and always had bountiful blessings of food because, besides being a sharecropper, my grandfather planted huge gardens every year and the family raised pigs, chickens, and cows. Plus, Grandpa was the neighborhood’s blacksmith. They had so […]

Member Interview: Meet Victoria

Being introduced is Victoria, a member of UCG-NWA who recently relocated from Missouri to Northwest Arkansas. Interviewer: Victoria, tell us a little about yourself. Victoria: I was born in 1949 in Durango, Colorado. I spent my childhood years living in Colorado, Texas, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and several states in between. I moved to Arkansas in […]

Member Interview: Meet Mary Jo

Being introduced is Mary Jo, a member of UCG-NWA who is one of our transcribers, a blogger and unofficial activity planner. Interviewer:  Tell us something about yourself, Mary Jo. Mary Jo:  I have three children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  I have done many types of work, from staying at home with my children […]

Do Not Despise Your Parents When They Are Old

April 9, 2015 Prov:23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. Could we be guilty of despising our parents? The word despise in Strong’s H936-Hold in contempt, hold as insignificant. Hold as insignificant.  That phrase set me back.  I had to ask myself if I had been […]

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