LandMarks Magazine Contents

2012 December

Current Events – Persecution

A massive four-day national prayer event in the desert north of Cairo, is expected to draw 50,000 people from all over Egypt. In the midst of increased persecution, turmoil and uncertainty, Christians are reaching out to others and fervently praying “in such a time as this.”

Food – Turn Over a New Leaf

Fresh herbs have long enjoyed a place of importance in the hearts of cooks. They are, without a doubt, the most versatile culinary ingredients. Fresh herbs add rich and savory flavors to foods, perking up and adding depth to vegetables and soups.

Recipe – Quinoa with Vegetables and Herbs

1 cup quinoa ½ tsp. kosher salt, 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups) divided 3 carrots, peeled and chopped (1 ½ cups) ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 tsp. fresh thyme or oregano (optional) 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives Rinse quinoa ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Knowing God’s Plan

December 30, 2012 - January 5, 2013 - The Bible teaches the whole will of God concerning us. [11 Timothy 3:16 quoted.] The teaching of this Word is exactly that needed in all circumstances in which we may be placed. It is a sufficient rule of faith and practice; for it is the voice of ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Advancing Truth

January 6, 2013 - January 12, 2013 - In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God’s original plan for man’s diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food.

Bible Study Guides – Heaven’s Approved Healing

January 13, 2013 - January 19, 2013 - Satan, the author of disease and misery, will approach God’s people where he can have the greatest success. He has controlled the appetite in a great measure from the time of his successful experiment with Eve, in leading her to eat the forbidden fruit.

Bible Study Guides – We Are What We Eat

January 20, 2013 - January 26, 2013 - Just where the ruin began, the work of our redemption must begin. As by the indulgence of appetite Adam fell, so by the denial of appetite Christ must overcome.

Editorial – Disposition

Unless we allow the Holy Spirit to change our disposition into a reflection of the disposition of Christ, we will not be in the kingdom of heaven. “None who continue to cherish a querulous, fault-finding disposition can enter heaven; for they would mar its peace and harmony...."

Does My Flock Love a Lie?

It is because of hypocrisy—there are many people who profess to be Christians, but they are far from being Christlike. Professing the name Christian, but not being like Christ, is to lie. I may not say anything, but I am acting a lie.

Principles of the Two Kingdoms

Basically, principles produce actions. Right principles produce right actions and wrong principles produce wrong actions. Jesus said, “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. ..."

Come Out of the Cities

“It was not God’s purpose that people should be crowded into cities, huddled together in terraces and tenements. In the beginning He placed our first parents amidst the beautiful sights and sounds He desires us to rejoice in today. The more nearly we come into harmony with God’s original plan, the more favorable will be ... Read more

A Time for Every Purpose

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The seasons of my life have varied tremendously, but I never really questioned the purpose. From an early age, I pursued a variety of activities, and my husband Jän and I have shared many interests.

Keys to the Storehouse – Lift that Shield

Take that shield, lift it up against those fiery darts and quench them—put the fire out. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego exercised amazing faith—they held their shield high as they chose allegiance to God over the threat of a fiery death! (See Daniel 3.)

Inspiration – Christmas

Christmas is coming,” is the note that is sounded throughout our world from east to west and from north to south. With youth, those of mature age, and even the aged, it is a period of general rejoicing, of great gladness. But what is Christmas, that it should demand so much attention? …

Q&A – Can I Continue to smoke while claiming to be a Christian?

Smoking is not the only thing that pollutes the body, but also drinking alcohol. There is much information today revealing the deleterious effects of tobacco and alcohol. When shown that something is so harmful to your health,...

Children’s Story – The Sleigh Ride

“I’m sure nobody lives here,” said Mary, as her father jumped out of the sleigh, and, making a path with his feet, lifted the latch of the door. He entered and disappeared for a few minutes.

Health – Music and the Frontal Lobe

Depending on the type of music, it can either influence the brain beneficially or detrimentally. Music therapists tell us that certain types of music, such as rock with its syncopated rhythm, bypass the frontal lobe and thus escape our ability to reason and make judgments about it.

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.