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Real Reconciliators

2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. (NIV)I used to hate a guy called Graeme who lived about 500 yards from my home. I don’t what started the...

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Peace Be Still

One night a number of years ago, I received a phone call from my father. He was quite troubled with his voice shaking; he told me that he had admitted my mother to the hospital. Upon asking what had happened, he replied that she was very sick and in a lot of pain....

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Too Tight Shoes

"Come, follow me," Jesus said Matthew 4:19My husband hates to go shopping. Especially clothes shopping. At the mall. But the sneakers he’d had for a long time had seen their day. He decided to bite the bullet and go for it, make the dreaded trip to the store and get...

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Wet, Wet, Wet at Emerald Lake

We had survived our adventures at Takakkaw Falls (See "The Road to Takakkaw Falls"), and we were now headed for our next destination: Emerald Lake. We had checked with the tourism bureau and found out that the road was quite smooth, unlike the one we had taken to the...

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Cheese Sandwich

A woman told about her experience as a child when her efforts to bake a cake for her dad ended in disaster. Rather than berating her, her usually-less-than-diplomatic father praised her effort. It was a life lesson for that lady. It boosted her self-esteem so that she...

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A Choice for Peace

Photographer Nick Ut received a Pulitzer Prize for a dramatic war-time picture taken in Viet Nam. You may remember seeing it. The picture shows a little girl in agony walking naked down a country road amongst other weeping children. Dark smoke hangs heavily in the sky...

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