Acts of Kindness

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32a NIV)When my husband John was still here, we used to go on short-term mission trips. These trips were four to six weeks long. We were very aware that...

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A Bag of Groceries

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NIV)“Five carts deep again,” I groaned. I was back at the grocery store again trying to pick up another week’s worth of groceries...

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Wilm Hosenfeld

No matter how cold and dark and awful the Holocaust was, and no matter how much it continues to darken the pages of history, it is amazing to learn that on an individual level, there were, indeed, acts of courage and kindness...Even though Wilmhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld...

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Day and Night

These days, there are few daylight hours. Here in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, at latitude 52 degrees, 16 minutes north, on the winter solstice, December 21st, the shortest day of the year, there were 7 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. That was 9 hours and 5 minutes...

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A Blanket

When I was a teenager, I used to enjoy going out in the streets to play Christmas carols on my cornet (which is like a trumpet) with fellow members of a Salvation Army band. Today, such instrumental carolers are often found in the warmth of a mall, but years ago, such...

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