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February 1, 2019

A Second Chance

I was playing tennis with my friend John when I suddenly collapsed. My heart had stopped. John rushed for help and in a few minutes a woman arrived and began CPR....

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January 31, 2019

Hands and Feet

During our annual winter visit to California this year, the weather was unseasonably cold and rainy. There were many storms resulting in flooding and mudslides in several areas. At the church...

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January 30, 2019

Looming Mountains

When my first-grade teacher helped us memorize Psalm 121, I had no idea how big mountains could be. There aren’t any mountains where I grew up in central Canada, and I...

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January 29, 2019

Friends Indeed

I will never forget what five of my friends did for me when my wife died. Lisa died in her sleep on a Sunday morning in February after an eighteen-year battle...

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January 28, 2019

What’s My Message?

While visiting Athens, Greece, I came across a street fair with a live band and a variety of booths. At one booth, a woman offered me a free shirt, hat, and...

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January 27, 2019

Sight versus Insight

As I stood to preach one morning, I suddenly lost the sight in my left eye. I couldn’t see the faces of people in the congregation or the notes I had...

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January 26, 2019

Where the Water Begins

I love to sit and watch the creek flowing through our backyard. Sometimes, during dry spells, it slows; but it keeps moving. Streams, creeks, and rivers flow continually all around the...

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January 25, 2019

Lost and Found

Recently, our house cat, Charlie, managed to sneak outside and disappear. For two weeks our family searched the neighborhood, prayed, and even passed out fliers with her picture; but sadly we...

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January 24, 2019


“So this time will be your hat trick,” the surgeon said with a grin. His words shocked me, given my medical history. My oncologist had spotted a nodule in my MRI...

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January 23, 2019

Rich in Faith

With rent, utilities, medicine, food, and anything else required for day-to-day living, my wife and I often find ourselves struggling to live on our small, fixed income. We try to plan...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .