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Reflections – Thank God for You

Reflections – Thank God for You

Nine words of thanksgiving written long ago from a lonely Roman prison cell might, if heeded, break down most of the barriers that divide families, hinder the growth of churches…

God… Who Needs Him?

God… Who Needs Him?

Ever try to buy a gift for someone who has everything? It’s not easy. Augustine saw God as being in that predicament and concluded, “God wants to give us something…

Staying content in crisis

Staying content in crisis

Does it seem to you that the world, maybe even your life, keeps lurching from one crisis to another?  How can we stay calm and content in crises? Paul, the…

The Doctor Doubted The Christmas Miracle

The Doctor Doubted The Christmas Miracle

Dr. Len Broughton, a medical doctor, was a church going man but had a problem with Christmas.  He wasn’t bothered by the commercialism of the season; his problem was the…

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

“Will you pray that God will take me home to heaven?” asked a depressed grandmother. Upon hearing my refusal to pray as she had requested, this troubled woman poured out…

Calling All Time Travelers

Calling All Time Travelers

A decade or so back in time, MIT student, Amal Doral, threw a much publicized party he hoped would be one for all the ages.  He sponsored the first, and…

Let God Carry Your Cares

Let God Carry Your Cares

Most of us have known people who were serene when everything seemed to be crashing down around them. In the most trying of circumstances, they have remained trusting and calm.…

Don’t let money matters get you down

Don’t let money matters get you down

A young unemployed father was feeling down about the economy and expecting the worst.  After all, he’d been searching for a job longer than he liked to remember. “Things are…

One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

The letter I received from a man in Southwest Africa brightened my day. In spite of the violence in his homeland and serious financial problems, he’s learned the value of…

Faith Enables Us To Live Daringly

Faith Enables Us To Live Daringly

When a rural church invited me to be the speaker for a four day conference it was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its founding. The church had begun with…

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