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Garbled Messages

Let your ‘Yes' be yes, and your ‘No,'no. .." (James 5:12 NIV) I couldn't wait to get to the hospital to see my father. He had suffered a stroke and the report given to me by the nurses was that he was dazed and confused. Being a nurse myself, I would not feel relieved...

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Words, Words, Words

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me’ is an old saying that has come unstuck. It is just not true and if you have ever been the target of harsh words, you know it. They really do hurt and they hurt badly. I am sure we have all felt at...

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The Visiting Magpie

We laughed aloud. We have a visiting wild magpie who comes to our door asking for handouts. We love to see him and he knows that if he stands on a certain rock just on the edge of the verandah, we will toss scraps of food to him. So when we answer his presence at the...

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Witnessing

“Then said I, “Here am I, send me.” (Isaiah 6:7b) When God saved me at age 16, I was the most shy, bashful teenager you have ever seen but I made a promise to God this time. I told Him one morning in my Sunday school class, “God, you know how talking to strangers...

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The Lord’s Name in Vain

I am very blessed to have wonderful childhood memories of Sunday school. A double blessing was the fact that my dad was the Sunday School Superintendent and my mom played the piano. Some of those lessons taught were grounded forever in my heart. Working through the 10...

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