Ushering Anger Out

An ancient memory pictures an event that occurred when I was four. I was busily engaged in playing with grain stored in the spare bedroom of a farm home where my family lived. My small hands were spreading the grain over the floor. What fun! Then, my father called up...

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Capturing the Heart of a Pastor’s Son

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident....

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The Last Gift

The older I get, the more I'm convinced that memory and smell are linked. I close my eyes and I can almost smell Christmas. Sugar cookies baking. The turkey sizzling. I love the taste of Christmas. Mixed nuts. Mandarin oranges. Fresh dirt from one of my brother Tim's...

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Getting Revenge

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19Today, as I drove in to work, I fellow cut into my lane of traffic. He didn't look, and I'm pretty sure he didn't know...

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June’s Place

One of the best places to get coffee in Hammer was “June’s Place.” There were always fresh coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls to be found in the log cabin that sat at the edge of town.Checked curtains covered the windows. A bar ran down one side with a coffee machine...

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New Again

And He who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will...

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Power to Forgive

He sat across from his friend-the one having an affair with his wife. He didn’t know he knew, but he was about to.John raged when his wife confessed. He suspected something was awry but had no proof. That was before his friend’s wife caught them, exposing the whole...

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