“All Aboard for Freedom, Family, & Faith!”*

All Aboard for Freedom!  Freedom is the mighty engine driving the American express onward & upward for the sake of family & faith.  On July 4th, 1776, the 56 brave signers of the Declaration of Independence courageously answered the call to be “All Aboard for Freedom.”  Their passion for liberty ignited the American express &

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Rescuing the Gospel: The Historical Drama & Spiritual Impact of the Reformation

What would you do if someone arrived in town who started selling official documents from church authorities that claimed the purchase thereof could liberate your dead relatives from the fiery torments of hell?  History records this was the situation in Europe in the 1500’s.  Medieval Christendom was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church & characterized

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Why America is Great: The Nature of Complete & Total Freedom

America is the greatest, freest, and most prosperous country in the history of civilization.  This observation is rooted in the testimony of her founding fathers’ Biblical convictions.  The vast majority of them were believers in Christ who lived according to the Christian worldview.  Therefore it is not surprising that the Declaration of Independence affirms several

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Heritage of Grace: The History of Friendship Bible Church

Back in the days when horse & buggy drove the dirt roads & our country was rebuilding after the devastation of the Civil War, the families of the Adams-Friendship community were also moving forward.  An earnest group of people banded together in the summer of 1867 to establish a church to worship the Creator God

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The Generational Impact of Fatherhood

Every dad is leaving a legacy which will impact future generations of his family long after he is dead and gone.  This reality is clear in my own family through the testimony of my fathers. My great-grandfather, Benjamin Board, known as Benny, was from a rural area of northern Missouri.  Unfortunately, he was a drunk,

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“How to Have Success & Not Fail in Life By the Time You’re 25”

To the graduates of the Class of 2017: This spring, I heard a well-known politician in the state of Wisconsin share some statistics from social science research that summed up the top 3 indicators of success in life. The first of the three steps was: 1. Graduate High School.  Congrats!  You’ve achieved that step! The

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“Super Bowl LI: Keeping Perspective”

What is your favorite part of the Super Bowl?  Is it the commercials? Snacks?  Half-time show?  How about the actual game itself?  For some, it’s the post-game press conference.  This is because you occasionally hear the testimony of a star player’s faith in Jesus Christ.  Having trusted Him as their Lord & Savior from the

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“Hail to the Chief!” A Prayer for President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Lord God Heavenly Father, as Almighty Creator, You reign in majesty supreme as KING of kings & LORD of lords.  Thank You for the free gift of salvation-total forgiveness of sins & eternal spiritual life-received by Your grace through faith alone in Christ who died for sinners & rose again.  Thank You for being the

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The Preciousness of Human Life

“It’s not personal.  It’s strictly business.”  This is what the murderous cartel of the abortion industry thrust forward by the likes of Planned Parenthood under the guise of women’s health would have the populace believe.  To the woman, it is personal when she suffers from a guilt-ridden conscience over killing her baby and being at

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Three Important Things to Do This Time of Year

Life moves fast.  If we don’t intentionally remember GOD’s blessings in our life, we’ll forget them & our faith will suffer.  If we don’t intentionally say “thank you” to those who have invested in our lives, we’ll become prideful & our hearts will sour.  If we don’t intentionally forgive those who have wronged us or

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