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Quiet Testimony, Hidden Blessings

August 13, 2000

Some time ago, I was blessed enough to attend a wonderful weekend retreat. The speakers were moving, the choir infectious, and, as for the women who attended — well, they were inspiring. The love of God was shining so brightly … (read more)

My Christmas Tree

December 4, 1999

I have to put up a Christmas tree. Not for the commercial reasons that you think, but for what I see when I look at it. You see, to me the tree represents Christ. We choose a tree because Christ … (read more)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness!

December 7, 1998

Over the past year, I have awakened to this hymn and gone to sleep singing it: Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great … (read more)

Work In Progress

October 28, 1998

One day, a couple, visiting in a small town, stopped in a quaint little shop to browse around. In the center of the store was a display of teacups. Some were small, some large, some were quite ornate, others were … (read more)

To See Or To Remember

October 22, 1998

There's a story about a man who was slowly losing his memory. After an examination, the doctor said that an operation on his brain might reverse his condition and restore his memory. However, the surgery would be so delicate that … (read more)

Fear Not

October 10, 1998

What was the first thing the angel said to Mary and to Joseph? "Fear not…" (Luke 1:30; Matthew 1:20) What was the first thing the angel said to the shepherds in the fields? "Fear not…" (Luke 2:10) What was the … (read more)

When You Worry

October 8, 1998

Have you been struggling and planning, worrying and sweating, crying and running at a furious pace, trying to move that mountain by yourself again? God asks that you "cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you" (1 … (read more)

Do You Smell Smoke?

September 30, 1998

Do you smell smoke? Go ahead; check yourself; I'll give you a second. Well… do you smell smoke? You say you're being tried and pushed, tempted and persecuted, talked about and scorned, cheated on and beaten; you say you're going … (read more)

The Devil's Beatitudes

September 22, 1998

If the Devil were to write his Beatitudes, they would probably go something like this: Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend an hour once a week with their fellow Christians in church — … (read more)

Take Jesus With You

September 7, 1998

All Christians try to stay on the path that leads to the Lord. We attend church, go to Bible study, spend time with our family, do volunteer work and try to be good friends. But how many of us take … (read more)

In Small Measure

August 21, 1998

I received the following poem from a good friend and was amazed at how accurately the author portrayed the struggle we all go through in turning everything over to the Lord. God is so good and we say we know … (read more)

At The Foot Of The Cross

August 16, 1998

My cousin claimed victory two weeks ago Wednesday. He closed his eyes one final time and went on to the learn the next lesson. There are many ways to say that someone died, in this case I can say that … (read more)

If I Had…

August 12, 1998

If I had the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of John, the meekness of Moses, the strength of Sampson, the obedience of Abraham, the compassion of Joseph, the tears of Jeremiah, the poetic skill of David, the prophetic voice of … (read more)

Nothing Is Small With God

August 4, 1998

Every once in a while God gives me a glimpse of what I was and who I am now. Needless to say it is a very humbling experience each and every time. Sometimes it's something major, sometimes something small. Have … (read more)

People Watch Me To Hear God

July 29, 1998

Have you ever considered that you may be the only Holy Book, sacred text, Bible that somebody reads today? Has it ever dawned on you that you may be the only sermon someone hears this week? What are you showing … (read more)

Recipe For A Miracle!

July 20, 1998

1 cup tension 2 cups stress 1 1/2 teaspoons of guilt 2 heaping cups of limited time 3/4 tablespoon of urgency A dash of "no other choice" 3 heaping cups of faith Fold ingredients gently into a bowl. Mix vigorously … (read more)

Listen To Yourself

July 7, 1998

Have you ever listened to yourself? No, I mean really listened to what it is that you say to yourself. When times are tough, do you sing a song of praise or one of defeat? When loneliness comes to visit, … (read more)

Divine Intervention

June 30, 1998

Saturday night I was waiting for my son and his fianc

Letter To A Single

June 5, 1998

You, my sister, have been on my mind since our last conversation and I have been praying for you. Both of us are single at this time in our lives and both of us wish that this situation would change. … (read more)

A Story To Live By

May 9, 1998

My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister's bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This," he said, "is not a slip. This is lingerie." He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was exquisite; silk, handmade … (read more)

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