On Eagles’ Wings

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Jews lived in Moslem Yemen for centuries. No one knows how they came to be there. Some speculate they arrived during the reign of King Solomon. Others believe they migrated with Roman troops around the first century. Cut-off from the … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Come Home to God

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Jesus told two stories that tell everything we need to know about finding our way back to the Father. The Lost Sheep. People complained that Jesus spent too much time with sinners. To help them understand why he told the story of the … Continue reading

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The Fingerprint of God

One of the ways God reveals himself to us is through His creation – everything we see around us in the natural world, including our own bodies. “By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people … Continue reading

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God Hears

Once upon a time in Israel, well before the time of Christ, a young woman named Hannah prayed for a child, in particular, a son. Hannah had expected to become pregnant soon after marriage to Elkanah, a very devout man. She … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening

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It happened, in the providence of God, that I, as a teenager, became a disciple of Jesus in a shabby little church in a northern paper town. This congregation, for the most part, wasn’t loud and irritating; it consisted of … Continue reading

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The Baby Stage of Wonder

One sunny June morning, I placed my helmeted two year-old son, Peter, on the child’s seat of my bike and we took off from the driveway for an hour joy ride. As we cycled through the neighbourhood, a warm breeze tickled … Continue reading

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The Gift of Encouragement

Discouragement often knocks on the door of the lonely, sick and elderly. For decades Hope interceded for her family, church and community. Through her strong witness many came to Christ. Now Hope sits alone in her living room lamenting that … Continue reading

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Humility and Pride: Two Responses to the Cross

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Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “There are many ways to holiness. I’m not … Continue reading

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The Problem of Guilt

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Sometimes we disappoint – bad behavior, unkind attitudes, unintentional missteps or outright sin – we slip up and our actions give others cause to say, “Huh. She’s not much of a Christian!” We’ve all been there. Some are gifted with the ability to shake off … Continue reading

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Developing Tough Faith

Tough faith loves God when it can’t make a list of how He blessed me today. Tough faith believes in spite of unanswered prayer. Tough faith trusts when the evidence is stacked against it. Continue reading

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