Why Commandments?

By Lori F. There’s usually a very short space of time between a parent telling a child she can’t do something and the child asking “why not?” Children aren’t the only ones interested in reasons. In my own life, I’ve pondered about the “why” of various commandments, and particularly about why God gives commandments to us at all. Some people compare commandments to guardrails--structures that keep us from driving off the road into danger. That makes a certain kind of sense, but I can also imagine...
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Does God Still Stand Behind America?

By Gregory P. I had the honor of being in attendance at the Marine Corps’ 238th Birthday Celebration at the Conference Center in Boston. Over two thousand Marines, former and active duty, were present along with spouses, children and close friends. I was on very sacred ground. The Commandant of the Marine Corps presided. There were four Medal of Honor recipients present along with families of native sons and daughters who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. All received standing ovations...
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