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Portrait of a Mother

Portrait of a Mother

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Diapers and middle of the night feedings. Crushed chips in the rug and Legos underfoot. Play groups, pillow fights, bedtime stories. Runny noses, bumped heads, skinned knees. Tickles, hugs, kisses. These are a mother’s world. And so is round-the-clock training – 24 hours of teachable moments. How to tie shoes and how to share. How to give and take with […]

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A Sad Truth Told in Love

A Sad Truth Told in Love

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A church that needed a pastor invited several candidates to come and preach. One minister spoke on Psalm 9:17, “the wicked shall be turned into hell.” The chairman of the board was not in favour of him. A few weeks later, another preacher came and used the same verse for his sermon. This time the man said, “He’s good! Let’s […]

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The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness

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The 92 year old lady, petite, well poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by 8 o’clock with her hair fashionably coiffed and make up perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently […]

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The Cross

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There have been few methods of execution more torturous or more excruciatingly painful than crucifixion – and the Romans mastered it. By design, death on a cross was not quick. Νο vital organs were damaged, so it was a slow, agonizing demise. Soldiers would first whip the victim with a scourge and then force him to carry his own crossbeam […]

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You are forgiven

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“No man is rich enough to buy back his past,” observed Oscar Wilde. So many people would dearly love to buy back or forever erase pages of the past. But guilt is deep­ly ingrained and refuses to be easily dismissed. And who has nothing in his or her past to be viewed with regret – nothing we’d like to erase […]

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Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible True?

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Is the Bible a trustworthy, supernatural book? Or is it an antiquated collection of folk tales and superstitions? Many people reject the Bible, dismissing it as full of errors and therefore unreliable. So they ignore its message saying it has no relevance for them. Is there any evidence to back up the claims that the Scriptures are true? Suppose you […]

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Tolerance

Tolerance

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“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness” (Isaiah 5:20). Tolerance is a virtue that is much appreciated in modern society. It is regarded as a proof of intelligence and of a spirit that is open to new ideas and opposed to the scourges of narrow-mindedness and racism. There […]

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The Bridge

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A real life testimony It’s not easy to commit suicide. And often it is very difficult to make the final decision to do so. I had it so well planned and thought out, that I did not expect to fail miserably. I had finally decided to take the plunge because I knew I would never be able to pluck up […]

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The Atheist

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Α certain Atheist lecturer was parading up and down the countryside, pouring out his verbiage against the very thought of God, and heaping ridicule upon all those foolish enough tο believe in God, and in the Bible as the Word of God. Οn one occasion, he addressed a group gathered in a large hall. His wordy eloquence stirred them tο […]

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Why is death so frightening?

Why is death so frightening?

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“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves, and immortality.” Emily Dickinson (1830–86) – American Poet The opening verse of this poem states in simple terms the inevitability of death and how we all try to put off the inevitable as much as possible. The younger we are the less […]

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