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One Way

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TO LIFE: (Jesus said) “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will […]

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A New Heart

A New Heart

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There’s an old Indian fable about a mouse that like all mice, was afraid of cats. A wizard felt sorry for him and offered to help him lose his fear. So with the mouse’s approval, the wizard turned him into a cat. The cat, however, was afraid of dogs. So the wizard turned the cat into a dog. But the […]

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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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In Between Two

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During the American civil war between the north and south a soldier who was uncertain as to where his loyalties lied decided to adopt a solution which he considered to be wise: Just before the battle began he dressed himself with the blue blazer (that of the north) and gray trousers (that of the south) and so went to join […]

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Make me like Joe!

Make me like Joe!

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Joe was a drunk who was miraculously converted at a mission. Prior to his conversion, he had gained the reputation of being a dirty wino for whom there was no hope, only a miserable existence in the ghetto. But following his conversion to a new life with God, everything changed. Joe became the most caring person that anyone associated with […]

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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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A New Year: A Fresh Start

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A new year often prompts us to make good resolutions about the future. I wonder if we would want to change things in our lives if a convincing preacher challenged us with the message ‘prepare to meet your God, because he is about to come here!’ In Luke we read about John the Baptist, a compelling and unusual preacher with […]

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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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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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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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