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Contributed on Dec 11, 2019
In the midst of your disappointment, realize that God has a better plan; rejoice in that plan; and request that God accomplish that plan in your life.
39 years ago, in late December of 1980, Wally Nelson awoke to find the body of a 19-year-old girl named Jean Hilliard frozen “solid as a log” on his doorstep. Her car had skidded off an icy road into a ditch, so she got out of the car and started walking to a friend’s house. She almost made it, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 5, 2019
Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom God wants to bless the world and YOU! So if you want to find God’s blessing this Christmas, find it in Him! Don’t try harder. Just trust Jesus with your life.
Seed of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) The Grinch hated Christmas, so he carried out a diabolical scheme to steal it away from all the Who’s in Whoville. He dressed up like Santa Clause, put fake antlers on his dog’s head, and headed down into Whoville from his mountain home high above the city. He ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2019
To recover from a fall, confess your sins to the Lord, accept the consequences of your own actions, and put your confidence in Him.
A Sunday school was putting on a Christmas pageant which included the story of Mary and Joseph coming to the inn. One boy wanted very much to be Joseph; but when the parts were handed out, a boy he didn’t like was given the part, and he was assigned to be the innkeeper instead. He was pretty upset ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2019
When you pray, pray sincerely, simply, and assuredly, for powerful praying is a sure, simple, sincere sharing of your heart with a Heavenly Father who already knows your need.
A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau took an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when she looked out, she saw an old Jewish man praying vigorously. So, the journalist went down and introduced herself to the old man. She asks, “You come every day to the wall. How long have ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2019
If you want a real reward from God, and not just the praise of people, don’t put on a show with your giving, and don’t make a sound. Instead, give in secret, and God will reward you publicly one day.
Genia Obal, from Montrose, British Columbia, talks about the time her 7-year-old daughter had just won $2.00 for her memory work in Sunday school. After the morning service, the pastor's wife congratulated her. The little girl proudly announced, “And I put it all in the morning's ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 18, 2019
Just this last Monday (April 15, 2019), many of us were horrified to watch the great Cathedral of Notre Dame on fire. Its great spire toppled into the roof of the cathedral, and many feared that Paris’ most iconic landmark would be a total loss after standing for 850 years. However, early the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2013
JESUS CARED Henri Nouwen once said, "What we see, and like to see, is cure and change. But what we do not see and do not want to see is care: the participation in the pain, the solidarity in the suffering, the sharing in the experience of brokenness. And still, cure without care is as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
JEALOUS HORSES When we lived in a small town in central Kansas (Ellsworth), we made many trips to the nearest big town, Salina, Kansas on old Kansas Route 140. On one of those trips in the spring (March 12, 1990), we saw a horse at the edge of a luscious, green pasture with his head stuck ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2010
In the story of Pollyanna, there is a woman who runs the town. She’s not the mayor and doesn’t even sit on the city council. It’s just that she has inherited a tremendous amount of money from her father, and she has a controlling interest in all the major businesses in town. As a result, no one ...read more
Contributed on Sep 18, 2010
Many years ago, when I was planting churches, someone in one of those churches asked me if I would consider opening another church if they paid me $30,000 a year, plus housing and benefits. It was more than I was making at the time, but I told that person, “No, God called me here and now is ...read more