The Vaccine

The Pickle

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Philippians 4:19-20 NIV)Three-year-old Ade wanted pickles with her lunch. I found a new jar in the pantry and tried to open...

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Through Times Like These

When I was seven, my father worked in the Mammoth and Morning coal mine in Washington State, USA, till his frozen lungs wouldn't let him go underground anymore. We knew what "poor" was, but "jobless" was a whole other experience for our family.My mother stitched...

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Are You Ready to Eat

One fall day, just before Thanksgiving, my husband and I were driving by a large organic food market. It was lunch time, and we were getting hungry."Look! People are sitting outside with plates of food. Maybe we could get something at the deli," I said. We walked...

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Dead Men Walking

"So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And [Eli] said, 'It is the LORD. Let Him do what seems good to Him.'" (1 Samuel 3:18 ESV)This devotion pairs with this weekend's Lutheran Hour sermon, which can be found at White was twelve...

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Riches and Poverty

"And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, 'How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!' And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus said to them again, 'Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!...

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“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future”  (PLUTARCH C.46–AFTER 119)When you buy pencils these days, you may have two options - just an ordinary pencil,  or  perhaps one capped...

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A place of rest from this hectic world

Inspirational stories to lift up your soul closer to God. Find out how awesome our God really is. Real-life experiences as well as illustrations are available on this site.