Jump to content

Maurice M Hebert

Member
  • Content Count

    64
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

6 Neutral

2 Followers

About Maurice M Hebert

  • Birthday 07/15/1957

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Part 1 Noah Webster, the Father of Christian Education, defines the word “occupy” as: To take in possession…to keep in possession… to cover or fill… to employ to busy oneself. He refers to the biblical use in Luke 19:13 where a rich landowner leaves his ten servants with ten pounds and commands them to “occupy until I return” As Christians we understand the great commission given by Christ in Matt 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching the
  2. There is that stretch of time between Christmas and New Year’s when I often become contemplative. Looking back and looking forward I summarize the year’s events and set goals for the year to come. This year on Sunday between the two holidays my spirit was awakened by a sunrise display unlike any I had witnessed before. I was encouraged in a most powerful way by this event. First, I must explain my frame of mind and the circumstance in which this event occurred. In the weeks prior to Christmas, I had been focused on adding to my portfolio of photographic art. I had been pursuing sunris
  3. Thanks so much for following - It is much appreciated!

  4. Arrrrrrgh how foolish - thanks guys for catching that - the sentiment is evident in both historical documents as well as the Bill of Rights - but expressed emphatically in the Declaration of Independence! I should know that - am humbly corrected.
  5. Who would have imagined a time when a written law was necessary to protect a child from its own mother? What darkness has blinded the conscience of an individual to the reality and value of another living being, not of some alien and strange species but one of its own? The founders of this nation no doubt struggled with establishing the very framework of a moral, just and civil society. Recognizing the values of life, liberty and property were manifest in the Old Testament scripture, they determined these were the best principles to pursue. Their wisdom, born of Christian study and
  6. This is a clear presentation of our need - Thanks for the encouragement! Surrender each day to the Holy Spirit every area of life and you will rejoice in His presence!
  7. The radio reception was fading in and out. I was hearing a discussion that was so passionate and interesting I had to pull over to the shoulder in a clear reception area. One of the guests was sharing about the reasons for a rise in depression, drug abuse and suicide in America. She mentioned that we no longer teach our children the words of the founders, or the Declaration of Independence, we have replaced reason and rational inquiry with emotional and political correctness. We are no longer teaching that we are blessed with self-evident truths, that we are endowed by our creator with certain
  8. The best way to honor the celebration of Christmas is to contemplate the reality of the fulfillment of ancient prophecy. In the history of Gods people as recorded in the Old Testament, the focal point of prophets and dreamers, hopeful leaders and humble servants, was the promise. God spoke this promise to Adam and Eve in the garden as they realized the fruit of their rebellion was death and darkness and separation from the true source of love and life. Jesus fulfilled this promise as the Messiah, in Hebrew Jeshua Hamashiach. We celebrate because the fulfillment brings us the affirm
  9. Of all the concepts known to man, love is the most mysterious most powerful and most misunderstood. It is often mimicked and maligned and many are seduced by its counterfeit cousins' lust and desire. The Bible describes the love of God this way: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” 1 Corinthians
  10. The King has declared that ''it is now a crime at any place and any time to read speak or write anything that rhymes.'' As an overreaction to a strange curse, King Vyrnan places the language of his kingdom in exile. How will the citizens respond? What is the plan to restore their language to its former glory? Are you ready and able to help? A whimsical text with delightful illustrations involves the reader in an attempt to rescue the language of the kingdom. Find the hidden words that complete the verse and take a look through the newly invented ''Rhymeoccular.'' Be sure to read this one
  11. The first mention of a king in the bible is in Genesis 14:1 “At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar…” The king of Shinar also known as Babylon is the first mention of a king and kingdom rule. Scholars regard Amraphel to be Hammurabi of Sumer, whose legal code was a foundation for other legislation to follow. The concepts of a king, kingly rule and kingdom have always been a uniting force of civilization. In America, we pride ourselves in having thrown off the yoke of the despotic kingly rule of Great Britain. We chose to live and govern ourselves following scriptural principles such as f
  12. What is it about Christmas that eludes me? It is something beyond my grasp, an emotion, a sense of completion or arrival or fulfillment? I know after many years of experience it is not a material thing. Perhaps it’s not an emotional thing either. Emotions can be manipulated. But there are times when the environment is right when I am calm and in peaceful contemplation listening to a touching musical arrangement, those tears swell. In these moments I know that the spirit of Christmas is close to me. I know this feeling is true and yet it is more than a feeling. I seek out these mome
  13. Christmas is a good time to be prepared to answer the skeptics who gladly point out the celebration of the birth of Christ lacks significance if the facts about Him are not true. The faith of many would be futile “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished” 1 Corinthians 15:17 If Christ had not concluded His earthly ministry dying on the cross and being raised from the dead, this celebration would have no foundational substance and no consequence. Skeptics through the age
  14. Following my wife’s suggestion, I have been making the deliberate attempt to taste my food before habitually adding salt to it. Salt has always been a valuable part of our diet and necessary for survival. I have always appreciated the value of both physical and spiritual salt. In biblical times salt was a valuable commodity used mainly to cure and preserve food. Roads were built to provide access to the salt trade, and salt was valued enough to be accepted as payment for labor. The Church has a spiritual understanding of the value of salt. Jesus compared his faithful followers to t
  15. A playful and imaginative romp through occupations and situations. This book explores various occupations from Astronaut to Zookeeper. The delightful illustrations by Megan Tennant and the rhyming text will encourage young readers to use their imaginations in forming questions and answers regarding situations they may find themselves in.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.