Through Times Like These

You and What Army?

When I look back over God's hand in my life, a time when I was in charge of a hostel for runaways in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, comes up. The police brought me two teenage girls, who knotted bed sheets while I was doing something downstairs, shinnied down them from a...

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Stumbling Block

"O Lord God of the armies of heaven, don't let me be a stumbling block to those who trust in you." (Psalm 69:6a TLB)"That you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of...

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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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