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God, in His teaching in the bible,
gives dignity to marriage and the
home. Yet in many respects, the
teaching of the word of God
regarding the home, as God
planned, it is being banished from
our way of life. As a result, the
nations of the world are in serious
moral and spiritual crisis.
Fornication has become a nation-
al pastime. Many are making a
mockery of the social institute of
marriage between a man and a
woman. Many have wrong ideas
about marriage. The marriage laws
often, what is being preached and
taught with the label of Christianity,
has little resemblance to real Chris-
tianity as taught in the new testa-
ment regarding marriage, divorce
and marriage. How sad!
The relationship of a husband
and wife, the tender love of children
and of brothers and sisters, is a
human family, a home. This is what
God would have each to be. There
is nothing on earth so beautiful as
the household where the teaching
of Christianity dwells in the hearts
of the inhabitants. In many homes,
on the wall in some room, is the
plaque that reads:
“Christ is the head of this home.”
Much of man’s success and hap-
piness depends upon the character
care for him at home, if there is
neglect or coldness then, even if
he prospers without, it is dark
indeed within. He may despair of
life’s best blessings.
The great evil of divorce which
threatens the stability of our society,
can be corrected by making home
a Christian one. As a rule, “The
family that prays together stays
There are many good homes
today, and these provide an influ-
ence for good in our nation and in
the world. This is how God intended
for all homes to be. A husband
should always love his wife and
remember that a good wife is heav-
en’s last, best gift to man. Her voice
is the sweetest music and her
prayers the ablest advocate of heav-
en’s blessings on his head. (cf:
Proverbs 31: 10-31)
Home sweet home will always be
the dearest shrine of memory.
When daytime brings with tender cheer
a smile of hearts true and sincere.
Where sweetest dreams of nightime
a peaceful watch when we’re asleep;
There welcome waits at all the doors
and love walks softly o’er its floors.
For home sweet home will always be
the dearest shine of memory.
Home: God’s protection
PASTOR A COURTNEY JONES
Did you know your nails can
reveal clues to your overall health?
A touch of white here, a rosy tinge
there, or some rippling or bumps
may be a sign of disease in the body.
Problems in the liver, lungs, and
heart can show up in your nails.
Keep reading to learn what secrets
your nails might reveal.
Very pale nails can sometimes be
a sign of serious illness, such as:
•Congestive heart failure
If the nails are mostly white with
darker rims, this can indicate liver
problems, such as hepatitis.
One of the most common causes
of yellow nails is a fungal infection.
As the infection worsens, the nail
bed may retract, and nails may thick-
en and crumble. In rare cases, yellow
nails can indicate a more serious
condition such as severe thyroid dis-
ease, lung disease, diabetes or pso-
Nails with a bluish tint can mean
the body isn't getting enough oxygen.
This could indicate a lung problem,
such as emphysema. Some heart
problems can be associated with
If the nail surface is rippled or pit-
ted, this may be an early sign of pso-
riasis or inflammatory arthritis. Dis-
coloration of the nail is common;
the skin under the nail can seem
Cracked or split nails
Dry, brittle nails that frequently
crack or split have been linked to
thyroid disease. Cracking or splitting
combined with a yellowish hue is
more likely due to a fungal infec-
Puffy nail fold
If the skin around the nail appears
red and puffy, this is known as
inflammation of the nail fold. It may
be the result of lupus or another
connective tissue disorder. Infection
can also cause redness and inflam-
mation of the nail fold.
Dark lines beneath the nail
Dark lines beneath the nail should
be investigated as soon as possible.
They are sometimes caused by
melanoma, the most dangerous type
of skin cancer.
Biting your nails may be nothing
more than an old habit, but in some
cases it’s a sign of persistent anxiety
that could benefit from treatment.
Nail biting or picking has also been
linked to obsessive-compulsive dis-
order. If you can't stop, it’s worth
discussing with your doctor.
Though nail changes accompany
many conditions, these changes are
rarely the first sign. And many nail
abnormalities are harmless—not
everyone with white nails has hep-
atitis. If you’re concerned about the
appearance of your nails, see a der-
What your nails say
about your health
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