E. Stanley Jones makes the point that Christians are people of the long view. By long view, he means that we plan not only how to live today, but tomorrow and for eternity. Our big enemy in long-view planning is … Continue reading
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Tagged Bible, confidence in God, E. Stanley Jones, encouragement, fear, inspiration, Prayer, scripture
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The rhythm formed by a writer’s unique way of stringing phrases and sentences together becomes their voice. This voice becomes the author’s trademark. Take Irish writer, Frank McCourt, (Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man, ‘Tis) as an example. It wasn’t unusual for McCourt … Continue reading
In the middle of the night we’d awake to the sound of his gasps for air. We’d bundle him into a snow suit and carry him outside. While the rest of the street slept, we took turns pacing; back and forth; our steps squeaked on the front porch. Continue reading
Tagged Bible, boots, closer to God, croup, frost, inspiration, Job, Prayer, snow, treasures, winter walk
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This story has been published in several magazines and it remains a favorite because it illustrates how the Father embraces people, any time, any place, at any age. Nothing is an obstacle to him, not even debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease. LATE … Continue reading
Oh, that everyone would praise the Lord for his loving-kindness, and for all of his wonderful deeds. Psalm 107:8 Are you struggling today with difficult circumstances? Have you been praying yourself sick over a matter that never seems to get better? … Continue reading
Personal stories have impact. I heard one yesterday . . . visible flesh scrolled with tattoos, hair hanging in beaded strings, a man leaned his thin body into the camera and described his descent into a drug-induced hell. A slave to drugs, alcohol … Continue reading
Tagged addiction, chained, Come to Me, deliverance from drugs, drugs, Father love, hopeless, Jesus saves, love, mercy, Prayer, redemption, rock bottom, rocker finds Jesus, scripture, sober
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Missionaries Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth arrived in China in March 1888. Their assignment to open a new field in the northern section of Honan province was a daunting one. The young couple struggled to learn the language, adjust to the climate … Continue reading