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Telling the Story

Luke 2:17-18 - When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. (NIV)A few years ago, I found myself in Canada, after ten years in Central America,...

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Becoming His Witnesses

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8Ethiopian Negussie Tameru was a gun-wielding bandit at the age of 18. Eventually he killed...

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Romans 11:15 - For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? (NIV)My dad was an agnostic for most of his adult life. When I decided to become a preacher, he hit the roof. He thought I was wasting my...

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Hidden Residue

I was looking for a decent sized empty bottle to fill with water in preparation for a two hour drive. Surveying the situation I came across a used plastic Coke bottle that the family had consumed the previous evening.Because I am fussy about fresh tasting water I...

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The Modem Bill

The story begins the day I tried to install a particular internet service on my computer. It didn’t take me long to discover that I didn’t have the right plug on my PC for the necessary modem, and it was clear that I would have to go with a different internet...

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Without a Word

Donuts. Krispy Kreme donuts. That's what I wanted. Who ever heard of a southern town, without a Krispy Kreme? It was early on a week-day morning, and I had been over an hour early for an appointment, an odd twist of fate, that left me with nothing to do, except feel...

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As I walked down the hall, I couldn't help but notice the crowd of people gathered near the end of the aisle. It didn't hit me as to why so many were standing outside the room, but as I got closer, I knew.I had my hands full of stuffed animals. Someone yelled out,...

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