Words of Praise

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Darkness and Light

“There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of one small candle.”  (Spanish proverb).We are surrounded by tragedy - both personal and as a society - these are the dark periods in our lives, in the lives of our nations and of the world.  At...

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Ordinary People

“The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the one talent.” (Edgar W. Work)It’s all very well to be impressed by the contributions that are made by the world’s leaders, the great men and women, the five talent people who...

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Fear

"God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst . . . will be quiet in the midst of alarm."  (F. B. Meyer 1847–1929) In these frightening times when our well-ordered life is beset by trouble, what are we to do?  The...

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God’s Protection

"This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything"  (George MacDonald 1824–1905) In these difficult...

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Prevailing Prayer

"As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer" (Alexis Carrel 1873–1944).How often do we feel that we have failed or that in some way we are inadequate because our prayers are...

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Body and Soul

“The human soul is God’s treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches. Thoughts and feelings, desires and yearnings, faith and hope—these are the most precious things which God finds in us" (Henry Ward Beecher 1813–1887).William Booth, founder of the Salvation...

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Reliability

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen" (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882)Have you ever purchased a product or used a service after reading an advertisement, only to find that the product or service did not match up to its claims? I’m...

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