The Seasoning

The Robbery

The great horse-riding founder of the Methodist movement also had a providential encounter with a highway man.John Wesley seemed to be a protected man. He rode 250,000 miles on horseback to preach the Gospel. It was a dangerous time on the highways. He should have...

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Reach Out

Western Michigan U. students have found a really effective way to reach out to fellow students. Small groups go door-to-door in their hall, asking for prayer requests from residents. They pray for their hall mates as a small group, and then follow up on the requests...

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Stubborn Candles

A few nights ago a peculiar thing happened. An electrical storm caused a blackout in our neighbourhood. When the lights went out, I felt my way through the darkness into the storage closet where we keep the candles for nights like this. Through the glow of a lit match...

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Tell Them

Some 14 years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our opening session in the theology of faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy. He was combing his hair, which hung six inches below his shoulders. My quick judgment wrote him off...

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The Sundial

The story is told of a missionary who had grown old and it now was time to return to his own country. As a token of love and respect for the people with whom he had worked, he bought them a large sundial. The people were overjoyed at this gift…so much so that they...

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Thank You for the Food

My Mom's pastor in Tennessee remembers a girl whose parents sent her to church each Sunday, but they never attended. The town knew of the wild parties this couple threw at their home on Saturday nights. A lot of inappropriate behaviour took place there. Then, each...

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