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the long wait
Posted byon August 22nd, 2014 | 2 responses
Forty years ago, as the violence in Vietnam rained down on his village, an explosion killed Ho Van Thanh’s wife and two of his children. In fear and desperation, Thanh scooped up his infant son, Ho Van Lang, and fled into... read more »
Posted byon August 20th, 2014 | 2 responses
As a kid, I enjoyed helping my mom in the kitchen— especially when it came time for our holiday baking. One tool that fascinated me was the sifter. My mom stored it in a large plastic bag that kept it clean and caught any... read more »
when bad guys win
Posted byon July 30th, 2014 | 3 responses
How do you feel when you play by the rules, but the cheaters win? Not pleasant, huh? But things like that happen in life—sometimes bad guys win and the good guys suffer. David knew all about this reality. On two occasions... read more »
silencing the barren womb
Posted byon July 29th, 2014 | 9 responses
Dear Sheridan, I know that you and your wife have never been able to have children. My husband and I haven’t been able to either, and we’ve tried almost everything to do so. The hardest thing I find is that the pain and... read more »
faith at the finish
Posted byon July 23rd, 2014 | 6 responses
She burned down her house and lives off the land in Africa. Her name is Jja Ja Nakibuuka. Leprosy has claimed her fingers and toes. She owns nothing, so children sometimes offer her food and small presents. When she greets... read more »
when . . . I will . . .
Posted byon June 27th, 2014 | no responses
—submitted by Terry and Pat Lampel, US ... read more »
who holds the reins?
Posted byon June 25th, 2014 | 2 responses
read> Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (v.5). An ex-racehorse at my stable, Dawson, is a talented jumper, but he struggles with overanticipation.... read more »
why didn’t He protect us?
Posted byon June 25th, 2014 | 11 responses
“Our lives began to fall apart when my daughter took her life,” the woman told me during a break in the conference we were both attending. “And then our second daughter spiraled into depression and started to... read more »
who can i trust?
Posted byon June 24th, 2014 | 8 responses
In 1942, more than 250,000 Jews were transported by the Nazis from Warsaw to the death camp in Treblinka, Poland. Most of these Jews were killed. A social worker named Irena Sendler, however, posed as a nurse to get into the... read more »
a time to . . .
Posted byon June 10th, 2014 | 7 responses
When grocery store owner William Straw died unexpectedly in 1932, the family of this man from Worksop, England, was devastated. In their grief, they chose to leave William’s red brick house precisely the way it was the day... read more »