My Weakness

Pooped

Yesterday was one of those days. I was so pooped that I struggled to sit upright at the dining room table. It took extreme effort to hold my head up out of the soup bowl. Days like that are common for me because I have a connective tissue disease that causes chronic...

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Doug’s Last Wish

Doug and Margaret Nichols have faced their share of obstacles. After surgery for colon cancer in April 1993, Doug sat across from his doctor and listened in disbelief. "I'm sorry, Doug," said the doctor nervously, "but you do have a 30 percent chance of recovery.""You...

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The Test

Jeremiah 32:27 - I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (NIV)A few weeks ago, I was tested on my faith that "All things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27 NIV) I had been studying Genesis, and specifically, reading about Abraham and...

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The Cane Spider

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (KJV)Living in the tropics, I've faced my share of creepy critters. I've encountered centipedes, mice, termites, and roaches galore (even flying ones). I...

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His Power in Our Weakness

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9Katherine Hsu was born in 1914 in Fuzhou, South...

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Attracted to Weakness

HTML clipboard On one of those Sunday nights early on, I was so depressed by what I saw-and even more by what I felt in my spirit-that I literally could not preach. Five minutes into my sermon, I began choking on the words. Tears filled my eyes. Gloom engulfed me. All...

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In My Weakness

When you're lost in a sea of indifference,When you're drowning but nobody cares,When it seems all is lost ('though you've paid the high cost)And you can't pierce the ceiling with prayers,  When you're standing for right (but, alone in your fight),When your heart is...

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