The Fire Extinguisher

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)  As I answered my ringing telephone, I heard a distressed sob as my daughter pleaded, “Can you come up to the house to help me,...

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Patience Brings Fruit

"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." (Galatians 6:9 NLT)I still remember the day we brought the little boy of seven into our home. His innocent look, skinny features and watery...

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Praying for Success

"Then he prayed, 'O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.'" - Genesis 24:12In 1956, Ken Taylor, a graduate of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, was the director of Moody Press. During this time, his...

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Oh Deer

I'll give you the moral to this story right up front.God multiplies what you ask for in faithfulness.I have been blessed with a garden where I can sit for hours, work for days and that spending time there comes back to me a hundredfold.We have birds of all kinds that...

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Prevailing Prayer

"As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer" (Alexis Carrel 1873–1944).How often do we feel that we have failed or that in some way we are inadequate because our prayers are...

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