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The Ministry of Comfort

Few things are more disconcerting than a telephone call…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 6: The Church’s Responsibility to Her

In its concern for the widow, the economy of Israel provided…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 5: Rebuilding Her Life

Understandably, the loss of a companion whom one has…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 4: Legal & Financial

Attendance to legal and financial matters in the family is…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 2: The Grieving Process

Scholars, both sacred and secular, have given much attention…

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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester…

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Witness Without Fear

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against…

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Small Steps

Can I ask you something” An older gentleman beckoned to me.…

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Discrimination and Intolerance

When I first converted from atheism to Christianity, some…

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Confessions of an Overpacker

I was never a Boy Scout (or even a Girl Scout) but “be…

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Why I Love Other People’s Prayers

Sure… prayer is, for the most part, a personal thing.…

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Dark Safety

I can still picture it clearly, though I was probably about…

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Overcoming Prejudice: The Roman Centurion

The Gentile mission was at most peripheral to Jesus’ earthly…

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Paul, Apostle of Christ—the Movie

Here are my first impressions of Paul: Apostle of Christ,…

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The Zealot

The other day I was laughing while recounting to my wife…

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Knowing the Shepherd

Today as we seek to walk intimately with our Lord, we can…

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God Does Miracles Only When We Need Them

Matthew 14:13-21 The miracle of the “feeding of the five…

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You Smile, I Smile…

There is just something about my grandson, Lukis, that is…

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When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, do you go with them? A group of us are…

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A Tale to Tell

I don’t like getting lost in an unfamiliar place – driving…

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A Diverted Passion

Each of us has our desires in life yet all of them vary from…

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A Song in the Night

“The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime…

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Does God Hear Me?

“Hold the string tight!” Jenny’s mom said…

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New Twist to Old Blue

“Hello? Beatty residence.” “I’m…

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What Happened While I Slept?

Have you ever tried to do something routine and encountered…

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Watch Out for the Slippery Spots!

“Watch out!” my friend Evelyn told me.…

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Wait for the Debris to Settle

This week I’ve been thinking about guidance and…

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This Interminable Waiting

“Cristy, I got laid off again,” my husband,…

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Speaking the Truth in Love – Caring and Confronting

What makes a good friend? Over the course of thirty years, I…

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Someone to Take Care of Me

Chuck and Julie Bergeron, young missionaries to the Navajo…

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Slip of the Tongue

“Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their…

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Reflecting the Love of Jesus

Two friends and I made a week-long trip to do family…

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Laughing Your Way Through Office Fiascos

You may think having a home office will be a piece of cake…

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Just the Way You Are

Relationships: With five children mostly in their late teens…

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Jaundiced

Marlene leaned back in her hospital bed and looked at the…

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Circumstances – Understanding God’s Will

Counsel and Circumstances. Proverbs is the book of wisdom…

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Good Housekeeping

“You’ve done a good job keeping up the…

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Finding My Extended Family

“Keeping this house in good repair is more challenging…

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Feeding Our Brains

The hall exploded with teenagers rushing to their lockers as…

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Don’t Leave Me in the Dark!

“Hey! I’m still in here. Don’t leave me in…

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Disappointments

“The paper is late again!” I told my husband…

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Desensitized to the Word of God

Do you sit in church and only half-listen to the…

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Connected to Jesus

Angie shuffled through a pile of fall leaves that had blown…

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Changes

If you have ever lost a job at the worst possible time due…

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Break the Grip of Fear

Fear has many faces and none of them are good. We all…

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What the Church Needs to Know About Suicide

The call came late one evening. The ringing phone jolted me…

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Death of a Loved One

Weeping at Lazarus Tomb  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the…

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Dealing with Devastation

February 7th is a “red-letter” day for me. Each…

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A Cracked What?

I was driving home from my daily walk at our local mall when…

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A Barrier to Trusting God

Mandy struggled with trusting the Lord when her children…