Stumbling Block

What the Books Did…

"But the fruit that the Spirit produces in a person's life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23a ERV)Over twenty years ago, my husband's studies in contemporary philosophy had pushed him...

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Always on the Lookout for a Reason to Pray

James 5:16b "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." (NLT)I don't drive. So, when my husband died, I had to walk or take the bus wherever I went. As I live in the centre of a busy university town, this meant that,...

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Wide Load

"Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God's entire house. And we are God's house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ." (Hebrews 3:6 NLT)"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans for well-being and not for trouble, to...

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"[A light] to shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet [in a straight line] into the way of peace and serenity." (Luke 1:79 AMP)I was hired on a short-term contract to catalog a prison library in a federal penitentiary with an...

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Rose DeShaw