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faith at the finish
Posted byon July 23rd, 2014 | 4 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 »
in the café
Posted byon July 21st, 2014 | 5 responses
Crystal stares out the café window, wondering if life will ever improve. Five men, two kids, all by age 29. She’s lonely and wonders if man no. 6 will make things better. Jesus walks through the café door and sits down... read more »
Posted byon July 15th, 2014 | 7 responses
Have you ever wanted to take a quick peek at someone else’s mail? Maybe it was an envelope from a doctor’s office that held the results of a family member’s recent medical tests. Or perhaps it was a letter addressed to... read more »
He knows you
Posted byon July 10th, 2014 | 5 responses
He knows you. He knows every microcosm and nanosecond of your existence—every cell, atom, and molecule; every interest, weakness, and achievement; every hope, dream, and grief. He knows every movement you’ll make today... read more »
Posted byon July 6th, 2014 | one response
Accompanied by a cool breeze, the sunlight slowly spread over the horizon. It was a beautiful morning to plant. Grabbing various tools, my husband and I set out to rake back mulch and dig some holes. We had carefully... read more »
the opposite spirit
Posted byon June 29th, 2014 | 8 responses
A few years ago, I worked as a supply (substitute) teacher in Birmingham, England. I initially embraced the help of the teaching assistant, but when she started taking over in class I was tempted to give in to resentment and... 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 »