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Suffering

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Read Psalm 121:1-8

Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us because God’s love has been poured into our hearts. -Romans 5:3-5 (NRSV)

Let live

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Along with the masses, I too gathered with friends around a TV to watch, what I’m led to believe to be, the worst Super Bowl game since 1967. While friends yelled and cheered at the TV during the game, I hushed everyone during the commercials — that’s right, I was in it for the ads and nothing more.

Our role in media

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I don’t believe celebrities are exemplary examples to aspire to, but the presses’ handling of them is unfortunate. It’s never more blatant what a superficial society we are than after the Grammys (or similar awards shows) when we are bogged down by the picking and pulling apart of celebrities.

Negativity eroding patriotism

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Gov. Nikki Haley gave an uplifting, wonderful State of the State address, stating how South Carolina is attracting business, how we are recovering from the recession and her plans to improve our educational system. Then came the voice of the opposition, tearing at everything positive. This is not unusual today.

To hear the word

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Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs to the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? -James 2:5 (NRSV)

His heroic voice

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Read John 10:2-4

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath lain on him the iniquity of us all. -Isaiah 53:6 (KJV)

Dead zone

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Read Psalm 32:1-7

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away…Then I acknowledged my sins to you…and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
-Psalm 32:3, 5 (NIV)

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