Creator God

The Dilemma

2 Corinthians 8:12 “God wants you to give what you have not what you haven’t.” Living BibleAs the Christmas season approaches and I scan, both the list of people I would like to give gifts to and my bank account balance, it is easy for me to feel discouraged. Perhaps...

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A Note to Mom and Dad

The first hint of what would become my life’s avocation and gift to this world came the night I wrote a note to my Mom and Dad. I was a young teenager and it was the first time I had ever written something that wasn’t a school assignment. That night I just felt a...

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Each New Sunrise

"This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 NLT)Early morning was his time--and the porch was his place.I didn't understand why my grandfather arose daily at five in the morning. After all, he was a full-time farmer, had no...

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A Special Beauty

I was 17 years old. Along with a dozen other boys I had made a long trip to Iowa in order to see a college that I was thinking of attending. While the trip had been fun for the most part, now that I was there I was feeling depressed, alone, and isolated. I was missing...

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"But she came and knelt before him, saying, 'Lord, help me.' And he answered, 'It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.' She said, 'Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.' Then Jesus answered her,...

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I Lost my Place

I've often heard it said that life is the book you write.That may be true.I often wonder what the final chapter in my book might be.Don't we all?In school I wasn't much of a reader. I could read through something and take a test at the end and not remember much. Even...

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No Hurry

Revelation 10:6 And he swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and the angel said, “There will be no more delay!”There’s an old story told about three...

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