My Vine and Fig Tree (Article)

MY VINE AND FIG TREE (Article) Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on September 23, 2021) “At the age of 65 I am recommencing my Agricultural pursuits and rural amusements…as my glass is nearly run, I shall endeavor in the shade of my Vine and Fig tree…” George Washington to... Continue Reading →

Integrity (Article)

INTEGRITY (Article) by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on March 12, 2022)   How many of you would agree that we need some integrity in our nation’s leadership? How many of you would also agree that we all can use more integrity in our own lives? Unfortunately, the standards of integrity... Continue Reading →

Life In Exile (Article)

LIFE IN EXILE (Article) by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on April 7, 2021) “The world is changing!” “Every day it is something else.” “Will we ever go back to normal?” “How did we come to this?” Almost every day I hear some form of those statements or questions.... Continue Reading →

Discernment (Article)

DISCERNMENT (Article) by Dr. Abidan Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on September 9, 2020) According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “discern” comes from the Latin combination of “dis,” which means “apart,” and “cernere,” which means “to sift.” Discernment is the ability to sift apart fact from fiction, truth from opinion,... Continue Reading →

Until the Day Dawns (Article)

UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS (Article) by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on January 13, 2021)   With all the turmoil and uncertainty facing our nation today, people regardless of their political affiliation are asking: “What is the future of our nation?” “Where is God in all this?” and “What... Continue Reading →

Integrity by Dr. Abidan Shah

INTEGRITY by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction:  This weekend being President’s Day weekend, we were discussing what would be a message we all need to hear. Somebody suggested that it should be on “Integrity in Leadership.” How many of you would agree that we need some integrity in our nation’s leadership? How many... Continue Reading →

How to Find True Love (Article)

HOW TO FIND TRUE LOVE by Pastor Shah (Clearview Church, Henderson) (This article was published in the local newspaper The Daily Dispatch on 2/28/17) “I have found the one whom my soul loves…” Song of Solomon 4:4 Spring is around the corner. Wedding invitations are in the mailboxes. Relationship statuses are changing on Facebook. Love is... Continue Reading →

Operation Fortify: Part 1 by Dr. Abidan Shah

OPERATION FORTIFY – 1 by Dr. Abidan and Nicole Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction:  In ancient times, how well a settlement was fortified gave evidence to how important that settlement was. Nicole and I have been to Mycenae, Greece, with its massive cyclopean walls, and to Megiddo and Dan where they had offset-inset walls. The purpose... Continue Reading →

Mass Drunkenness Continues (Article)

MASS DRUNKENNESS CONTINUES (Article) by Dr. Abidan Paul Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on December 2, 2020)   “Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery…”—so reads part of the warning label of every alcoholic beverage, as mandated by the 27 U.S. Code Section 215. It... Continue Reading →

Abiding by Dr. Abidan Shah

ABIDING by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson Introduction:  How many of yall remember the “Little Rascals.” I’m sure it is before all of our times, but we may have seen one or two episodes. One of the most well-known one is when Spanky decided to start an exclusive club called the “He-Man Woman-Haters Club.” This was... Continue Reading →

Cultivating by Dr. Abidan Shah

CULTIVATING by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction:  As some of you know, we moved to the church parsonage about 22+ years ago; then, 10 years ago, we bought our new home. We instantly fell in love with it, especially the beautiful garden around the front of the house. My favorite were the beautiful rose... Continue Reading →

Verbal Arsonists (Article)

VERBAL ARSONISTS (Article) by Dr. Abidan Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on July 29, 2020) “…See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire... Continue Reading →

Good Fruits by Dr. Abidan Shah

GOOD FRUITS by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction:  Through the years, when Nicole and I must be away and she didn’t have time to prepare a meal, we leave money on the kitchen counter for the kids to buy their dinner. It’s usually with the instructions, “There’s enough money for everybody’s meal.” Occasionally,... Continue Reading →

Service During Crisis (Article)

SERVICE DURING CRISIS (Article) by Dr. Abidan Shah (Published in the newspaper Daily Dispatch, Henderson on May 5, 2020) (This article is an adaptation of Day 19 from the devotional written by my wife Nicole and me titled “30 Days Through a Crisis.” It is available through Amazon and locally at Hill’s Music, Henderson.) It’s... Continue Reading →

All-Sufficient by Dr. Abidan Shah

ALL-SUFFICIENT by Dr. Shah, Clearview Church, Henderson, NC Introduction: Sometime back in our series titled “Contend,” we played a portion of the sound recording of the crew of Apollo 8 reading from Genesis 1 on Christmas Eve, 1968. The following year, July 20th, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong stepped... Continue Reading →

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