Hurting or Helping?

Over and over, Cobi screamed, "No! No!" As the nurse and I held him down. He sobbed in pain and begged for my help, but all I could do was push him down onto the table with all my might as he kicked at me. The look of fear on his face burned a hole into my heart. As...

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Storm Debris

After some friends lost their home in a tornado, I helped them clean up what was left. There wasn't much. Where their house had once stood was a refrigerator. That's all. Destruction was everywhere. Debris covered the yard and the nearby woods. All day we sorted...

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Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (NASB)In Alberta, we have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, just wait for five minutes." It is true. Our international students are...

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There Has to Be a Reason for This Pain

There has to be a reason for this all-consuming pain.There must be something I have done, though I have wracked my brain.What punishment is being dealt that I deserve this plight?Should I accept it from God's hand or should I stand and fight?I've searched and searched...

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Who Put the Skunk in the Trunk?

Life's surprises rarely give ample warning. Just ask Patricia and Christopher Smith. When the couple and their two sons checked into a Maryland Comfort Inn recently, they were hoping for a warm bed, a hot bath, and maybe a few extra shampoo bottles to sneak home.What...

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When Vacations Go Bad

Earlier this summer, our daughters sent us on a three-night cruise to the Bahamas for our 30th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time, but an experience the second night of our trip revealed a lot about human relationships.We were in our stateroom when we...

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