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Can We Bear Fruit In Old Age?

February 26, 2004

Our pastor challenges us to read the Bible through each year, and I have just finished. After I finished I pondered just what passages I would begin studying now. I soon found myself reading Psalms 91 and 92 through many … (read more)

Learn To Keep Praying And Not Faint

February 21, 2004

A few days ago, I began to go through one of my older journals, and I came across this quotation from Hudson Taylor: "Move men for God through prayer alone." I then decided, as a reminder, to copy those wise … (read more)

Let Your Requests Be Made Known To God

July 23, 2003

Last year, our church honoured our pastor, Dr. John Williamson, with a surprise luncheon, cards, and gifts. He has been the pastor of our church for 25 years, and, during these years, has given us his love, and has faithfully … (read more)

Our Hope Is In The Lord

July 1, 2002

Several close friends have been hit with problems that came without any warning at all. As the difficulties grew, they became filled with fear and anxiety. I've experienced those types of problems, and possibly you have too. So what can … (read more)

Jesus Helps Us Bear Fruit

March 16, 2002

When I heard about a mission group successfully smuggling Bibles into Russia, I wanted to help. Since I did not have any extra money to give, I prayed for ten dollars. The next day, I went to town to purchase … (read more)

The Heavens Still Declare The Glory Of God

February 8, 2002

When I worked on the Special Education school bus, I had to be at school at 5:30 AM. One morning, as I waited in the parking lot, I noticed the Big Dipper. I enjoy seeing the Dipper, and I have … (read more)

The Lapidary

June 1, 2001

Lapidary: One who cuts, polishes and engraves precious stones. Just think what we have awaiting us when we see Jesus and our heavenly home for the first time. We can hardly imagine the joy that will be ours then. I … (read more)

Riches And Honour And Life

February 1, 2001

Have you ever dreamed of finding a gold mine or an oil well on your property? Or have you looked at a rainbow and wished that the story were true about a pot of gold being found at the end … (read more)

The Heavens Still Declare The Glory Of God

November 21, 2000

It never ceases to amaze me that God can take something that is irritating, turn it around and make a blessing out of it. When I worked on the special education bus, the bus driver and I started our morning … (read more)

Without Jesus What Can We Do? Make Mud?

November 9, 2000

Have you ever wondered about the six materials listed above used in building upon the foundation of Christ? Just what is it we do or do not do to make the difference between materials that burn or materials that last? … (read more)

Our Father's Way Is Always Best

October 12, 2000

God's word commands us to rejoice and give thanks for all things. Several years ago after reading 1 Thessalonians 5:18, I wrote in the margin of my Bible that, "God says to give thanks in everything, not for everything." I … (read more)

Fresh Bread From The Oven

October 1, 2000

Having a bread machine and being able to buy boxed bread mix makes it easy to enjoy often the fragrance of bread baking, and then to take pleasure in eating buttered slices of hot crunchy bread. Another plus to this … (read more)

A Rainbow Of Promise

September 26, 2000

God must love rainbows: He made so many of them. I've seen rainbows in soap bubbles, in seashells and on fish scales, in puddles of oily water, and often displayed in great glory across the rain-washed sky. But a better … (read more)

Revival

August 16, 2000

The stream now has a song to sing, the pasture's clothed in green; Sprightly calves kick up their heels, Restored to a harmonic scene. But before the summer storm began the stream had lost its song; the pining calves languished … (read more)

Laughter Is Contagious And Healthy

June 14, 2000

Paul wrote the book of Philippians. What many people don't realize is that Paul was in prison, chained between two guards, when he wrote this letter. I find it hard to imagine how difficult and uncomfortable this was for him, … (read more)

Upon Eagles' Wings, And Growing Stronger

February 20, 2000

If It Were Not So If it were not for the painful, puzzling, and troublesome things I face each day my beloved Shepherd's voice would not be so commanding, comforting, and sweet to the soul, nor would the continuing learning … (read more)

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