The Pear Trees

Morning Snow

Psalm 147:16a - He sends the snow in all its lovely whiteness. (TLB)When I peered out the window early in the morning, I discovered God had sent us snow in all its lovely whiteness. It would be a beautiful snow-glistening day. A couple of inches of the white frozen...

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Summer Storm

"So do not fear; for I am with you…" Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)The storm clouds were raging all across our state!That is often a typical summer day in this middle of the country we live in. Most of the afternoon one of the network channels had suspended their regular...

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The Perfect Father

"Father to the fatherless, this is God, whose dwelling is holy." Psalm 68:5 (NLT)Father's Day came just a few days following a devastating divorce in our daughter and granddaughter's home. After several years of marriage their husband and father decided he no longer...

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My Angel

Angels don't always show themselves to us. But we can be sure of their constant presence, even as they work in silence.The plans were complete. My husband would be driving the church's big Greyhound type bus full of young choir members to the beautiful state of...

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Ministering Angel

"Praise the Lord, you angels of His, you mighty creatures who carry out His plans, listening for each of His commands." Psalm 103:20 (NLT)On a chilly, rainy morning I arrived at work. Gathering my rain hood over me, I headed to the double doors that were the entrance...

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Small Acts of Kindness

The past three weeks I spent several afternoons volunteering in a church office that had been turned in a Disaster Relief Room. There was some chaos the first couple of days as the Shelter personnel learned their new responsibilities. After hurriedly learning the...

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Beautiful Scars

It was my birthday! I was now threescore years old. Did that mean I had ten or perhaps by reason of strength twenty more earthly years? Would I, in time, reach that fourscore years?Only God in His infinite wisdom knew that.Every time I had looked in the mirror the...

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Melva Cooper