Invitation or Command?

My Shadow

The other day, I was walking from south to north on the rooftop terrace of the residence where I live. In front of me, I saw a very clear shadow. Every step I took forward, my shadow moved with me. As I turned and walked east, the shadow was on my left. The sun, high...

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Isolated

Recently, I stepped onto my balcony and looked down just as a toddler ran into his father's arms. The youngster registered a big smile as his loving parent picked him up and gave him a big hug.This was so encouraging because I had just been listening to a television...

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Unexpected

We live our lives with certain expectations, so it is always a surprise when the unexpected happens.In 1959, we were in the United Kingdom for three weeks. During that time, we spent a day trying to find the resting place of my wife's paternal grandfather. Eventually,...

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God Knows Best

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV 2011)Early in our lives, we may have heard words like "Mother knows best" or "Father knows best"....

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Alone

"And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone." (Genesis 2:18a KJV)From the earliest record that we have, it is plainly shown that we have been created with a need for companionship. With that need comes a responsibility to meet that need with...

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An Awesome God

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)Almost two decades ago, a young girl from Zimbabwe won a scholarship to study at a university in Winnipeg,...

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Who Is in Control?

"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6 KJV) My grandmother wrote this verse on the cover page of the first Bible that she gave to my father. My father did the same in the first Bible that he gave to me, and I did also in the...

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Vincent Walter

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