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A Promise for our Children

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They shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. Numbers 6:27 The names of my three children come up in my prayers more often than any others. As a young parent I discovered this … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Faith Drown in the Seas of Trouble

You who have shown me many troubles and distresses will revive and renew me again, and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Psalm 71:20 AMP David wrote Psalm 71 in old age, the same David … 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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A Grudge-free Life

A woman peeked through the doorway into my office. “I’ve been walking past this church for  months. I thought I’d stop in and see what goes on in here.” That was my introduction to Alice. I took her on a … Continue reading

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Prayer for Revival

It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. Psalm 119:126 If there was ever a need to pray for revival it’s today. A revival is a time of quickening or impartation of life. As God … Continue reading

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Fear Keeps People in Boxes

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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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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