Category Archives: A Friend

A Christmas Secret

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A few months before Christmas, Helen began attending our church. I introduced myself and found she had emigrated from Poland at the end of the Second World War, leaving all family members behind. At 63, without children, relatives or husband, … Continue reading

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God Talks to Ordinary People

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God spoke to an ordinary teenager named Mary. (Contrary to paintings, she didn’t have a permanent halo.) What a surprising message He had for her. “You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus.” … Continue reading

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Our Very Own God

“He is ours to trust, ours to love, ours to run to in every dark and troublesome night, ours to commune with on every bright and sunny day, ours to be our guide in life. He is our help in death and our glory in immortality.” Continue reading

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The Quiet Ways of Jesus

Crowds followed Jesus wherever He went. Some loved the way He spoke, with authority but without shattering their ear drums. He didn’t demand attention. He didn’t insult or bully people into listening to Him. Jesus’ listeners heard something in His … Continue reading

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Forgiving Miss White

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 The moment I laid eyes on Miss White I suspected I’d made a mistake. After graduation from Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, I accepted an invitation to assist the female pastor of a church in an isolated fishing village on … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Alice Hertz Sommer

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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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No One Should be Invisible

A man dropped in to read my articles on Joan Sepp. His reason for visiting was the recent death of Joan’s husband, Toivo. (Joan passed away a few years ago.) He wrote this – I had a hard childhood and … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Atlantic

My friend and long-time prayer partner, Enis, arrived at the airport early for her flight from Toronto to London. She piled her bags on a cart and headed to a coffee shop for lunch. A woman came up behind her and … Continue reading

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My Gutsy Friend and the Evangelist

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This week I talked with one of my gutsiest friends. We reminisced about the time a “world-class evangelist” came to town. She went to the meeting because her father was very ill and she wanted prayer for him. At the … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Potted Plant . . .

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I have a shelf in my little library devoted to devotionals because I never get tired of reading short inspirational pieces. So often the Lord has spoken to me through them. With that in mind, I’ve invited Rose Chandler Johnson, … Continue reading

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