There was an unusual day in my childhood that I will never forget. It was the day my dad and an animal intruder confronted each other in my grandmother’s farm home. It was not just any animal but one, which no other animal in its right mind would tangle with. I have...

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Conquering Depression

Charlie* was a good girl. Though her father rarely darkened the church doors, her mother made sure she and her brothers attended. She accepted Jesus as a teenager during a church revival and after graduation married her high school sweetheart. They soon entered...

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Feeling Dirty

Five days had passed, and I couldn't wait to slither into a nice hot shower.Only once in my life have I been more than two days without bathing. But presently my daughter and I were on a five day backpacking trip, and the only water available was for drinking and...

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Fighting Evil

"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14During World War II it must have been difficult to be an American citizen with the name William Patrick Hitler.It must have been doubly...

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The Habit

Matthew 18: 1-3 - At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: I tell you the truth unless you change and become like little children, you will...

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