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A LITTLE GIRL’S PRAYER One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do she died, leaving us with a...
Scripture: James 5:17
THIS IS GOOD! The story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situat...
In a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, "We have been the receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many ye...
Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:13-8:14, Proverbs 30:8-30:9, Matthew 13:22, Luke 15:11-15:32, Titus 2:11-2:15, [more]
A LITTLE PARABLE FOR MOTHERS The young mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is the way long?" she asked. And her guide said: "Yes, and the way...
Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31:31
Tags: Mother's Day
"Be active, and expect Christ to be with thee: be idle and the thorns and briers will grow so thickly, that He will be shut out of thy doors." -C.H. S...
POEM: “I Am Just a Raindrop” The following poem was heard on Paul Harvey’s broadcast in 2004: I AM JUST A RAINDROP I am just a raindrop I was born...
Scripture: Genesis 8:1-8:10
Every branch that bears fruit must be pruned to bear much more fruit. I have a tomato plant that has been living for over two years now. Every winter...
Scripture: John 17:13
Tags: Growth In Christ
GIRLS GROWING UP TOO FAST A study by Girlguiding reveals 3 leading potential "triggers" for serious mental health problems in girls: premature sexu...
CICADAS: SPIRITUALLY DEAD I grew up in West Texas and there were a lot of Cicada insects. They’re not technically locusts but we called them that....
Tags: Church Practices
You may recognize the name of Florence Chadwick. In 1952, Florence was the first woman to attempt to swim the 26 miles between Catalina Island and the...
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-11:40