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Dreams

Dreams

"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37 The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a...

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Daffodils

Daffodils

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the...

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Angels in school

Angels in school

"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;" Psalm 91:1 A pastor read a letter from an elementary school teacher who attends East Hill Church.The gist of the letter was as follows: Last school year, her classroom was made up of little...

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An Incredible Story

An Incredible Story

In the 1930s, Stalin ordered a purge of all Bibles and all believers in the former Soviet Union. Millions of Bibles were confiscated and multitudes of believers were sent to the gulags (prison camps), where most died for being "enemies of the state." In Stavropol,...

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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan... While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and...

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A Letter

A Letter

"The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous." Prov 16:29 As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your...

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An Empty Chair

An Empty Chair

"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" Phil 1:21 A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed....

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Hot water bottle

Hot water bottle

This story was told by a woman who was a doctor in Africa. One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty...

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Terror on the Highway

Terror on the Highway

"Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress". (Psalm 107:28-30) 50 Christian truckers got together to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver...

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The Maimed Soldier

The Maimed Soldier

"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7 A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've...

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Clay Balls

Clay Balls

I remember reading a story once about a man who was exploring some caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled up some clay and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look...

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Memorial to our Son

Memorial to our Son

"Treat everyone the same." James 2:1 A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office. The secretary...

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Triple Filter Test

Triple Filter Test

"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Phil 4:8 In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem....

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A Teacher’s Heart

A Teacher’s Heart

There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved...

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The Blue Ribbon

The Blue Ribbon

..not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. Heb 10:25 A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her Seniors in high school by telling them the difference...

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The Booster Rocket

The Booster Rocket

A rocket launch is truly an amazing phenomenon to me. Tons of weight is stacked vertically to the sky with thousands of gallons of fuel exploding in a matter of moments. Soon the rocket drops its take-off boosters and uses additional boosters to...

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The Trouble Tree

The Trouble Tree

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him lose an hour of work & his electric drill quit, his ancient one-ton truck refused to start. As I drove him home, he sat in...

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The Bouquet

The Bouquet

Sandra felt as low as the heels of her expensive shoes as she pushed against a November gust and the florist shop door. Her life had been easy, like spring breeze. Then in the fourth month of her second pregnancy, a minor automobile accident stole her ease. During...

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The ant and the contact lens

The ant and the contact lens

Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was very scared, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got...

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Six Lessons from an Eagle

Six Lessons from an Eagle

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isiah 40:31 1.  Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and not with sparrows or mix with other smaller...

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Why Me

Why Me

Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Isisah 45:9 Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was diagnosed with AIDS. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which said: “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease?” To...

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Disabilities

Disabilities

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me . . . for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  (Matthew 19:14, NIV) I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever dissatisfied with his monotonous life? Up before dawn each day, off to...

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From Trust to Statistics?

From Trust to Statistics?

Over the past year I have invested in multiple investment products and have seen volatility that has not been seen over years. It is easy to count assets in terms of financial value and net worth. There are times God blesses us with financial assets, there are times...

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Building God’s House

Building God’s House

When King David, the “man after God’s own heart”, purposed in his heart to build a house for God, God’s response was “I will build you a house”. God proceeds to say that David’s son will build God’s house and God would establish him rock solid and His reign forever....

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In Step with God

In Step with God

The raw, direct encounters with God experienced by Old Testament Kings and prophets, give a huge insight into God’s character. As we see Israel’s rebellion after rebellion against God, even after repeatedly experiencing His miraculous hand and power, there are those...

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A 9-11 Story

A 9-11 Story

“All things work together for good for those who love the Lord who serve Him according to His purpose” Romans 8:28 My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can just sit by for, I have to do something.’ I was concerned for his...

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Criticism

Criticism

In “A Closer Walk”, Catherine Marshall writes: “One morning last week He gave me an assignment: for one day I was to go on a ‘fast’ from criticism. I was not to criticize anybody about anything. For the first half of the day, I simply felt a void, almost as if I had...

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Rules of Wisdom

Rules of Wisdom

God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts. Dear God.  I have a problem.  It’s me. Growing old is inevitable; growing UP is optional. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted. Do the math.  Count...

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Choices

Choices

“If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.” Romans 14:18 Jerry is the manager of a restaurant in America. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he...

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Today

Today

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or …I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.Today I can grumble about my health or…I can rejoice that I am alive.Today I can mourn my lack of friends or…I can excitedly embark upon a quest to...

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Lesson’s from Noah’s Ark

Lesson’s from Noah’s Ark

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lam 3:23 Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or …I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.Today I can grumble about my health or…I can rejoice that I am alive.Today I...

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Oprah Winfrey and Billy Graham

Oprah Winfrey and Billy Graham

Last year I watched Billy Graham being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on television.  Oprah told him that in her childhood home, she used to watch him preach on a little black and white TV while sitting on a linoleum floor. She went on to tell viewers that in his...

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Anyway

Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred Love them anyway If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway The good you do today will be...

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Taking Aim

Taking Aim

A young lady name Sally, related an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, professor Smith. She said Professor Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked in and knew they were in for another interesting...

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Who packed your parachute?

Who packed your parachute?

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15 Charles Plumb was a U.S navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air...

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The Blue Ribbon

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred Love them anyway If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway The good you do today will be...

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