Murder, but Not Divorce

Unforeseen Fruit

"Back in 1921, a missionary couple named David and Svea Flood went with their two-year-old son from Sweden to the heart of Africa-to what was then called the Belgian Congo. They met up with another young Scandinavian couple, the Ericksons, and the four of them sought...

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Go Sit With the Prayer Band

When people come to my office overloaded with problems, not knowing where to turn, I sometimes say, "Here is what I want you to do: Go sit with the Prayer Band upstairs in their special room this Friday night from midnight to two in the morning."They often react with...

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Some years ago I was taking my granddaughter Susie on a walk when a couple of homeless men came walking toward us. Their scruffy appearance made her afraid. In her little mind, she thought she was about to be harmed. She was already holding my hand, but instantly I...

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First Mortgage Payment

I shall never forget that first Sunday morning offering: $85. The church's monthly mortgage payment was $232, not to mention the utility bills or having anything left over for a pastoral salary.I shall never forget that first Sunday morning offering: $85.When the...

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Attracted to Weakness

HTML clipboard On one of those Sunday nights early on, I was so depressed by what I saw-and even more by what I felt in my spirit-that I literally could not preach. Five minutes into my sermon, I began choking on the words. Tears filled my eyes. Gloom engulfed me. All...

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Praying for One Another

I recently received a letter from a woman living in the Midwest who described how God had blessed her when she visited one of our services. After the sermon that morning, I did something I often do. I asked people to join with someone nearby in order to pray...

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The Lord has Been So Good to Me!

ynette Mohammed has learned to find joy in the midst of life's trials. If you had asked Lynette two years ago who her best friend was, she wouldn't have skipped a beat. It was Boyie, her husband of twenty-four years. The two had met as youngsters in Trinidad, West...

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Jim Cymbala