Finding the Right Way

Their First Encounter

1 Thessalonians 2:13 - We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God's word, which is also at work in you believers. (NRSV)"Where has the...

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War Christmas

Luke 2:11 – To you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. (NRSV)Why is it that we rarely appreciate what we have, until it is taken from us by financial circumstances, natural disasters, or war?It was on November 30, 1939, my...

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Blind Spots

Isaiah 43:1-2 "But now, this is what the Lord says — he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass...

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Matthew 15:31 – The crowd was amazed! Those who hadn't been able to speak were talking, the crippled were made well, the lame were walking, and the blind could see again! And they praised the God of Israel. (NLT)I was told by medical personnel not to be surprised...

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Sunday Morning

It was one of those Sunday mornings to wake up sleepy, tinged with disinclination and reluctance to get out of bed. My sleepy head was offering me one excuse after another that it did not matter if I slept in and missed going to church. After all, I have been to...

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One winter long ago, a neighbour of our church phoned to complain that the church was not doing its share of clearing the sidewalks of snow. I had taken the phone call, so later after work, I went to see what had happened. As I saw it, the city had plowed the snow in...

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Kirsti Sipila