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About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:

A Lesson from Alice Hertz Sommer

She didn’t want her son to worry or be afraid so every day she chose to find good things they could enjoy. Most of the time she was the only one laughing. Continue reading

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God’s Light Leads Forward

When you set up the seven lamps in the lampstand, place them so their light shines forward . . . Numbers 8:2 NLT Missionaries Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth arrived in China in March 1888. Their assignment to open a new … Continue reading

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Assignments for 2018

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5,6 When Jonah opened his in-box he found a … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Message of Christmas

At Christmas we think of Christ’s coming to earth as a baby, our Emmanuel (God with us). Today, let’s consider why Jesus came. From his jail cell, the apostle Paul carefully crafted a life-changing message to the Philippians. He didn’t … Continue reading

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Bethlehem: Good News for Nobodies

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A professional events coordinator would never have chosen Bethlehem for Christ’s birth. That tiny town off the beaten track was hardly fit for a king. Royalty without overnight accommodations? A pink slip first thing Monday morning for the secretary in … Continue reading

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Yes God Really Loves You

At a point in my life when it seemed that my challenges stacked themselves one on top of the other, I struggled to find answers. Had God tired of me? If he had, why? What had I done to offend … Continue reading

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Simple Instructions for Life

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Like a parent sending a child off to school – put your hat on, here’s your books, obey … Continue reading

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A Forever Point of View

He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities). Revelation 11:15(b) AMP Eternity. How easy it is to get lost in the here and now and forget about eternity, the forever and ever, that waits in the … Continue reading

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Living in the Present Tense

Someday everything will come together; all the stray ends of our imperfect lives will be gathered and tied into an elegant bow. So we wait . . . for perfection, for health, for money. We defer joy. A woman once … Continue reading

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The World’s Falling Apart . . . but

Are we living in the last days? That question comes up every time there’s a major disaster, like the massive hurricanes pounding the southern U.S. and outlying islands.  Financial meltdowns, marauding dictators, uncontrolled diseases – all these cause people to ask … Continue reading

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