The Spirit of Love

Cowboys and Indians

During my childhood, the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia served as the playground of my friends and me. We were rugged outdoor kids who simply loved adventure. We didn't sit indoors like most kids today, playing video games and surfing the...

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Cultural Revolution

Consider the example of Chang Ta Pao, an illiterate Chinese peasant who became a leader in the Red Guard, the brutal youth army that rose up in response to Mao's teachings. Chang's story is told by Niu-Niu, a victim of Mao's Cultural Revolution. She was only a child...

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Down but Not Out

I remember walking on the trail near my house this past year. My border collie and my son's pit bull/boxer mix caught up with me as I carefully walked over the stepping-stones crossing the creek. It had been a long winter and I was searching for any evidence of spring...

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Flavimaculatus

I live with one of gods children. Lori Jenkins was born with flavimaculatus (congenital retinal abiatrophy) (deteriation of the retna) ever since a younger age she has been loosing her sight and has two siblings with the same disease. She was sent away to the Ohio...

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Who Can Ever Repay?

In the early 1900s, there was a man in the Russian army who had the job of paymaster. His job was to accept and then distribute the pay to the soldiers of the units in his area. This certain young paymaster had a problem with gambling. After having received a large...

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The Window

Peering through the window,the window of my soul.I found a dark and dying place.In my heart, a hole.This hole had grown quite large --none other could compare.And it has simply grown therewhile I was unaware.You see, I'd lived my lifeby my own ingenious plan.Never...

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The Worst Threat

(This story is taken from a fantastic biography about Brother Andrew, called The Narrow Road)The roads in Yugoslavia were extraordinarily hard on cars. When we weren't climbing fierce mountain trails, we were ford­ing streams at the bottom of steep valleys.But the...

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A place of rest from this hectic world

 
Inspirational stories to lift up your soul closer to God. Find out how awesome our God really is. Real-life experiences as well as illustrations are available on this site.

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