Art Farstad

How to Have an Effective Quiet Time

"What a beautiful service!" is a comment you often hear after a fine public worship gathering. But we shouldn't be solely dependent for our spiritual nourishment on weekly or bi-weekly services at church. We need "Christian" vitamins every day! It is appalling how many believers don't follow the advice of the (true) chorus: Read your Bible, Pray every day, And you'll grow, grow, grow! The object of this little study is to share some practical pointers on how to improve t...

Read Your Bible!

Many have heard the story of the man whose devotional reading consisted of cracking his Bible at random and reading the first verse his finger touched. One morning this was his verse for the day: "And Judas went out and hanged himself." That can't be it, he thought. So he tried again. "Go thou and do likewise" was his second hit. Chagrined, he thought,The third time is a charm! It wasn't. It read: "What thou doest, do quickly!" Few of us are as off-base as that man, but ...

The Bible and the Presidents

February is a presidential month for historically-minded Americans. And rightly so. Our first and truly great President! George Washington, was born in February (Feb. 11, 1732, "Old Style" calendar, Feb. 22 "New Style"). So too was Abraham Lincoln, perhaps our greatest and most beloved President of all (Feb. 12, 1809). Their respective birthdays have been holidays in most states--or at least one of them was. Now it's "President's Day"--and it's supposed to include all of the Preside...
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