Serving God or the Dream

God once asked me to give up something I thought He had given me. It meant more to me than anything else. I had desired it for years. It was to work for a particularly well-known evangelist, one I dearly loved.My wife and I had been offered positions on staff as...

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Arrive at a Clearing

"My life is not going as planned. I feel like I am lost in the woods and can't find my way out," the young man said."You are not lost. You are learning how to trust," the old man replied."Trust?""Yes, you must learn how to trust yourself and believe that every step...

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Avoiding Detours

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it...

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Lessons From a Hummingbird

I had a day off last week and spent part of it doing some yardwork. After I finished, I went through the garage to get back into the house. But, as I was climbing the stairs, I heard a loud fluttering of wings above me. My first thought was that a large moth or small...

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Missing the Turnoff

Matt 14:31 "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" NIVWe had just arrived in Fortune, Newfoundland, home of our next campground. We were tired from the trip down from St. Johns, and we weren't sure just where the campground was located. We had been told...

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Think About It…

My mother has the gift of teaching and, when growing up, that included us girls. We could be doing almost anything and, suddenly, she would present a hypothetical question.On the first occasion, I recall asking her a question in return. Only, mom's response was, "No,...

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