The Wrong Kind of Christian

Foot in the Door

After the first day of doing the street boutique, and helping the kids that lived in the ghetto, I kept asking God, "Where am I going to put these kids? Where will I be able to teach them what they so desperately want to learn? How can I influence them to believe that...

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Two Horses

Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (ESV)Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks...

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Speed Demon

James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (NIV)I can remember riding my first bike in the local park. It was a shiny red Tri-ang bicycle with a Mickey Mouse bell and a fourteen-inch front wheel. It had a wee satchel on...

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The Crucial Game

HTML clipboard After I had been a Christian approximately seven years, I served on the staff for a church which stressed the importance of exercising faith to receive God's blessings. By contrast, in my personal life I was crying out with a deep desire to know God for...

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Do You Know Where You’re Going?

There was a time when Albert Einstein was going on a train to an out-of-town engagement. The conductor stopped by to punch his ticket. The great scientist, preoccupied with his work, with great embarrassment rummaged through his coat pockets and briefcase to no avail....

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In the Wrong Lane

Sometimes it's obvious. Like when a person from my past keeps coming to mind and I feel the need to call them. Or when my wife Marianne keeps putting the lawnmower behind my car so I can't leave without being reminded that the grass needs cutting.Okay, maybe that's...

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Kyle’s Puzzle

I recently had the opportunity to watch a thirteen-year-old boy named Kyle work on a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle were a little larger than the ones that I enjoy doing, but that is completely understandable. Kyle is a severely mentally impaired teenager,...

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