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Everything

October 14, 2002

Being without my Bible one evening, I didn't remember just where I had left off in my readings. Using a friend's Bible, I opened to Genesis to find a new meaning in an often-read scripture. That evening, the word that … (read more)

God is With Us

August 30, 2002

I'm constantly awed by the times when God has been with me at the most mundane times. Yes, he has been with me and comforted me when I called out in anguish. But what about those times when things are … (read more)

Thankfulness

June 6, 2002

Recently, I spent time in Rio Bravo, Mexico, working in a mercy ministry that builds small homes, casitas, for Mexican families. These homes are very small, only 12 feet by 16 feet. They are well-built with a concrete floor, concrete … (read more)

The Parable Of The Sower

January 13, 2002

As we study Jesus' words in the Parable of the Sower, and reflect on their meaning, we usually focus on our particular fertility. We recognize when we are like the path or rocky ground, or when we are choked out … (read more)

The Good Samaritan

October 3, 2001

The parable of the Good Samaritan is familiar to most of us. As with most things familiar, we usually interpret the story at face value. But suppose the man was not beaten by thieves in the literal sense. Rather, his … (read more)

The Wise And Foolish Builders

September 6, 2001

The parable of the wise and foolish builders is a good lesson in construction whether we are building a house or building a life. Years ago, I was in the construction business and I have dug many a foundation. Once … (read more)

Hungry Travellers

August 6, 2001

In my morning prayers, I had prayed for God to use me in his service and to set an appointment where I could help one of his lambs or witness in his name. On the way into the city, I … (read more)

The Prayer Of Jabez

June 9, 2001

We've been hearing a lot about the little book written by Bruce Wilkinson, The Prayer of Jabez. Most, but not all, of the press that I've heard was positive. A good friend loaned her book to me and I was … (read more)

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