Tag Archive: sin

Feb 09

Strength for the journey

There are “woods” and there are “woulds.” And there is a great difference between the two of them. We know that “forests” are made of “trees” that we call “woods.” And there are many Christians who have “woulds” in their lives. Every now and then we hear some say, “I know that what I am …

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Feb 02

Why Can’t We See God?

“We cannot see God because he needs his privacy,” says Patrick, 10. Patrick probably doesn’t want anyone coming into his room without knocking first. Megan, 8, thinks God likes to be alone. “If everybody saw him, they would always crowd around him.” She’s got a point. During Jesus’ ministry on Earth, crowds followed him everywhere. …

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Jan 26

Our God Will Bless Us

“My,” said the guest to the owner of a dairy farm, “I have never seen such a beautiful herd of cows. They must be worth a lot of money.” “We don’t look at the herd as far as value goes,” he replied. “We look at each cow individually. Each one has its own record,” he …

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Jan 12

How Can God Help Me When I’m Really Down?

“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3). “It means he fixes our soul,” says Graham, 8. “When we are down, he puts us back on our feet,” adds Wes, 10. The author of this Psalm started as a shepherd boy and became a king. …

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Nov 10

Guarded by God

There was a large stag – a red-coated deer – that roamed through the hills of Rome. No one ever came near it or tried to capture or kill it. It was protected by Caesar and all were forbidden to disturb it. On its sides were the words, “Touch me not! I belong to Caesar.” …

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Nov 03

The wonder of work

Years ago a “hobo” came to the back porch as my mother sat there “shelling peas.” “Pardon me, Ma’am, but could you spare a meal to a starving traveler?” Graciously, but firmly, my mother responded and said she would be happy to provide a meal but he would have to do some yard work first. …

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Sep 22

What kind of love is this?

  “You know how much I love you, Josie – more than anyone or anything in the world!” began his text message. “Can’t wait until I see you this evening. Will be there if I don’t go to the ball game with Rob. Love, Steve.” It didn’t take Josie long to erase the message and …

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Aug 28

Finding life

A Roman soldier once asked his superior for the privilege of speaking to Julius Caesar. His request was granted and when he approached Caesar, he plead for permission to end his life. Looking at the man who stood before him the general saw a man who led a wretched and worthless life. After a moment’s …

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