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Pleasing God

October 19, 2016

Yesterday was a good day, with lovely weather and sunshine all day. It pleased me a lot going through the day with peace and easy–going thoughts. But I have to admit that when I got up this morning, I never considered that I should …( read more )

The Desert Will Bloom

August 25, 2016

When some of us get together and discuss the future of our churches at various functions or meetings, or with pastors on a personal basis, the conversation always seems to come around to the perception that attendance in a number of …( read more )

Ladybugs Are Free

June 16, 2015

After an extremely cold winter, I was happy to set free into the wild several ladybugs that had taken up residence in my home. A friend suggested that I get rid of them, but instead, I kept them in a plastic storage box and gave them food …( read more )

Tongue-Tied

February 15, 2013

This verse causes me to remember how God answered our pleas regarding our son's inability to talk. He was born brain-damaged after being starved for oxygen before birth. At age six when he entered special education classes, he still had …( read more )

The Caregivers

November 24, 2012

On the first morning of our holiday in Hawaii, we hurried to the beach, eager to enjoy the surf. But as we approached the water, we noticed a group of women, each standing beside one of a number of wheelchairs, each of which was adapted in …( read more )

Perpetua Felicitas

November 14, 2010

While studying early church history several years ago, I came across one of the most fascinating and inspiring stories of faith, told by Perpetua, a young, newly-converted Christian who was martyred around the year 200 A.D. in Carthage (near modern … (read more)

Ransomed

September 23, 2007

Along my way to work one recent day, I rejoiced in God as my Saviour. I was happy. Maybe it was because I love my wife and family? Maybe it was because I have a long-awaited holiday around the corner … (read more)

Fear Not; Behold My Face

January 20, 2005

Admittedly, I was afraid that night as I walked down the hospital corridor. I looked up, and directly facing me on the window was Christ's face. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that He revealed Himself to me … (read more)

Joy In The Desert

April 29, 2004

My friend has a chronic disease, one of those debilitating medical conditions that leaves her weak, often unable to work, and almost always in pain. Lately, except for visits to her doctor and an occasional visit to church where she … (read more)

One Giant Leap

February 28, 2004

As I flipped the calendar on the first day of February, I found it! I had forgotten that it was coming. But there it was, one whole complete extra day, unstructured, unexpected, and totally available. When I am pressed for … (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)

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