Paul Ladd KNLS.ORG, World Christian Broadcasting Alaska... http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd.html Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:28:36 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb “Nobody Really Loves Me” http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/116-nobody-really-loves-me.html http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/116-nobody-really-loves-me.html Did you ever feel like nobody in the world loves you? Ever felt like nobody cares who you are…or that you even exist?

It’s an awful feeling….and most of us have felt that way at one time or another. It’s uncomfortable….and can befrightening. But we don’t have to feel that way.

Even when you feel all alone…you are not. That’s right…you are not alone. And there is someone who cares about you.

God cares about you.

In the New Testament book of John, we read:

“God loved the people of this world so much that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never die.”

That’s right—God gave His only Son to die for you and me. It takes a lot of love to do something like that. Imagine allowing your only Son—your only unique Son—to die so that others might have the hope of eternal life.

John also wrote that Jesus told his followers, “You must love one another, just as I have loved you.”

He wants us to love each other, just like He loves us. If we do that, then we’ll have a lot of people who love us. And that’s a very good thing.

The next time you feel depressed and all alone in the world, please remember that you are not alone. God is with you. Then reach out to show love to someone else.

God loves you and so do we.

I’m Paul Ladd with Positive Answers.

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khtan@worldchristian.org (Paul Ladd) Paul Ladd Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:52:33 +0000
King Tut Exhibit http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/115-king-tut-exhibit.html http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/115-king-tut-exhibit.html Today…we’re in Philadelphia…where America’s history is meeting world history.

King Tut has fascinated people all over the world since his tomb was found in 1922. An exhibit of King Tut’s treasures is making its way to four American cities…including Philadelphia.

King Tut’s exhibit has been on display at the Franklin Institute, one of the leading science education centers in the United States. More than 410,000 tickets were sold before the exhibit opened in Philadelphia.

The exhibit’s formal name is “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.” It features more than 130 treasures found in his tomb.

Pharaoh was what ancient Egyptians called their King. He was the political and spiritual leader of the empire.

Just who was King Tut?

He was an ancient king of Egypt…and one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty. He was only nine years old when he became King and died nine years later…around 1323 BC.

That means some of the treasures in the King Tut exhibit are between 3,300 and 3,500 years old. Compare that to what’s now the United States of America…which was first settled by European pioneers in the 1600s.

King Tut’s tomb was found in 1922 by a man named Howard Carter. Since that discovery, people all over the world have been fascinated by King Tut…and the times in which he lived.

Back in the 1970s…a smaller collection of King Tut’s treasures was displayed in selected American museums…and about eight million people saw them.

The new exhibit is much bigger….and features artifacts that have never been seen before outside Egypt.

When you enter the exhibit…it’s as if you’re immediately transported back to another time. Each gallery has a different theme…and shows different aspects of King Tut’s life.

One of the galleries is called “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt.” This part of the exhibit shows us how royalty like King Tut—and everyday people—lived during the time he was alive.

One of the most popular pieces in the exhibition is King Tut’s crown…called a diadem. It’s made of gold.

You can also see his physical remains…which are mummified and have been preserved for centuries. The coffin in which King Tut’s remains were buried is adorned with precious jewels.

This is one of the most popular parts of the exhibit. Adults want to see how people were buried in King Tut’s time…and children are fascinated by seeing mummy-like remains.

In addition to items that belonged to King Tut, visitors can see artifacts that belonged to other royalty of the 18th Dynasty. There also items that depict burials of both royals and commoners before King Tut’s reign. These are made of stone and wood.

In addition to the treasures, the exhibit has several displays about history and science during King Tut’s time. You can even learn hieroglyphics, which is a system of writing and drawing that was used in ancient Egypt.

While many of those who are seeing “Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” in Philadelphia are from the city and surrounding communities, officials at the Franklin Institute report visitors from several other states…and countries.

King Tut may have had a short life and a short reign…but he has had a long impact on history…science…and culture.

With American Highways…this is Paul Ladd.

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khtan@worldchristian.org (Paul Ladd) Paul Ladd Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:49:15 +0000
“It’s Impossible” http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/114-its-impossible.html http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/114-its-impossible.html Everybody has problems. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, you have something that makes your life a little less pleasant or more difficult.

When we’re faced with problems or obstacles, we often say to ourselves, “it’s impossible.” That means we think our problem cannot be solved or that we cannot do whatever it is we are trying to accomplish.

Maybe you’re trying to pass a difficult class in school. Maybe you’re trying to solve a problem on your job or with your family. Or maybe it’s something else that is affecting your life. Whatever it is, you feel it’s just too heavy and too difficult to overcome.

If you’re trying to do something and give up, the only thing certain is that you will not achieve what you’re trying to accomplish. Giving up is not the answer. It doesn’t solve anything. If you have a problem or obstacle in your life, it can be overcome. But you cannot do it alone. With God’s help, you can do it.

What we are trying to do may be difficult. It may be very difficult. When we have faith in God, though, it is not impossible. Not impossible at all. That’s because with God, all things are possible. In the New Testament book of Luke, Chapter 18, verse 27, we learn “There are some things people cannot do, but God can do anything.”

Let’s read that again. “There are some things people cannot do, but God can do anything.”

There is absolutely nothing that God cannot do. He is all-knowing and all-powerful. If we turn to Him, we will get the encouragement we need to accomplish our goals in life.

When we put our trust in God, we find we can do things that we thought we would never be able to do.

I’m Paul Ladd with Positive Answers.

 

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khtan@worldchristian.org (Paul Ladd) Paul Ladd Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:46:04 +0000
I’M TIRED! http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/113-im-tired.html http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/113-im-tired.html Do you ever get tired after a day at the office or wherever you work? I don’t know about you, but I certainly do. A lot of times, I just want to sit back and do nothing when I get home.

At the end of a day or week, it’s not unusual to be tired. We want to rest after a day of labor.

Sometimes, we are not just physically tired, but also mentally or emotionally tired. And we might find that we are spiritually tired at times.

When we are tired, it’s important to rest. In many cultures, resting or taking a break is seen as a sign of weakness. But that is not the case. Rest is important because it refreshes us physically and mentally. If we are rested, we’re better able to do whatever it is that we need to do. So rest is actually a sign of strength.

Jesus knew the importance of rest. We read in the Bible that He rested on occasion. He understood how important rest is to our physical and mental health.

If it’s OK for our Lord to be tired and rest, then it is for us as well.

In fact, Jesus wants us to rest. He offers us a special kind of rest. It’s a spiritual rest.

In the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 11, verses 28 through 30 read like this:

“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.”

The challenges and problems of life can make us feel very mentally and spiritually tired. Jesus understands this, and that’s why He wants us to come to Him for rest.

Just imagine how much better you will feel, knowing that Jesus is taking on your problems. He’s there with you. There’s no problem too big for Him to handle. And no matter how tired you may be, Jesus will give you the rest that refreshes you and makes you ready to face whatever challenges your life has to offer.

I’m Paul Ladd with Positive Answers.

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khtan@worldchristian.org (Paul Ladd) Paul Ladd Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:43:57 +0000
“I Can’t Go On!” http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/112-i-cant-go-on.html http://www.knls.org/reading-pleasure-main/paul-ladd/112-i-cant-go-on.html Life is tough sometimes.

OK, it’s tough a lot of the time.

It seems like we get one problem in our lives solved….and another crops up. A never-ending parade of problems to make our lives more difficult.

Nobody ever said life would be easy. There are problems with our lives….our families…our jobs...health.. Some of those problems go away quickly….others seem to linger for months….even years….and make our lives miserable.

Sometimes, we feel like we can’t go on. We just want to give up on everything. Give up on our jobs…our friends….give up on everything.

But we can’t do that. Of course, we can’t do that.

We have something that can give us the courage and strength to go on…..and not give up on everything.

In the New Testament book of Second Corinthians, we learn that Jesus says, “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.”

For Christians, that is a good thing to know. It’s an incredible feeling to know that when we feel like we are about to fall, Jesus Christ is there to pick us up….and help us continue on our life’s journey.

God also reminds us that we’re not alone when life becomes miserable. In the Old Testament book of Psalms is this promise: “When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you.”

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and he lives today. Every day He speaks to God, His Father—our Heavenly Father—on our behalf. He does it for you and me every time we pray to God in His name.

When you think you cannot go on, just remember: we have the power of God ready to help us. And He will help us…if we let Him into our lives.

I’m Paul Ladd…..with Positive Answers.

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khtan@worldchristian.org (Paul Ladd) Paul Ladd Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:41:43 +0000