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just a Spider

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18) I was sitting at the kitchen table finishing my morning oatmeal. A little taste of Autumn sadness had crept...

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Hole in the Center

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3) The tree was smack downtown surrounded by a lot of concrete, stores, and cars, with roots going down into a tiny patch of dirt by the street. Right in the middle of the trunk was a hole, apparently...

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For Sure

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) It definitely looked like winter...the foliage was off the trees, the bushes were bare, and things looked...

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"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other." (1 John 4:11) Recently a kind lady found a six week old puppy abandoned in her driveway. It was skin and bones, covered in fleas, and close to death. It was beyond belief how anyone...

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Eternity’s Eyes

Over the years I have gotten so many letters and e-mails of appreciation for these simple stories I write. These letters always warm my heart. Once in a while, however, I get a letter from hurting soul who is angry with both God and life. I got one of these the other...

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Children of Eternity

"...they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” (Rom 9:26) With the ever increasing speed of change in today’s world I have to admit that for the first time I am beginning to feel my age. When I was a boy being online meant helping my Mom hang up my jeans on the...

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The Beauty of the Soul

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor. 13:1) I was walking into the store today to buy a bar of soap. I had no idea why I had forgotten it on my regular shopping trip but my...

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At Any Cost, By Any Road

She watched him leave, something impressing her she would not see him again He had vowed to fight her poverty, brought about by the greed of bureaucracy, and he was so sure he would succeed, there was a swagger in his step. Surely they would listen when they...

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A Loving Hand

In the middle of Winter when a thick layer of snow covers the ground and the bitter, North wind is banging against my frosted windows I sometimes close my eyes and daydream of Spring. I imagine that snow melting into the ground and nourishing the tiny seeds beneath...

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