Don’t Worry, Be Happy


At the End of the Journey

"No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering." Hebrews 12:22 NLTShe lay in a hospital bed in a local nursing home waiting to end her journey. What kept her hanging...

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Credit No Good

"God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this." Ephesians 2:8 NLTJust because I have it doesn't mean I should use it. Credit. The amount of money a particular lending institution is willing to loan me because they believe...

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Cleansing Our Conscience

"For the gifts and sacrifices that the priests offer are not able to cleanse the consciences of the people who bring them." Hebrews 9:9 NLTHe was the sweetest man in the world when she married him, but that would soon change. Peter and Catrina were high school...

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Christmas on the RIver

God sometimes shows up in the strangest ways. One Christmas week in 1980, He did just that. It was a Christmas my family never forgot.For a number of years, Dad struggled with God's call to be a full-time evangelist. After resigning his church in Orangeburg, South...

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Christmas Abundance

"The Lord himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel-God with us." Isaiah 7:14 NLTNever was there a place like my grandmother's house during Christmas.For four years, I was the only...

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Choosing a Substitute

"Then Aaron took the gold, melted it down, and molded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, 'O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!'" Exodus 32:4 NLTRarely are they as good as the real thing. "We have a...

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Martin Wiles