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The writer of Proverbs said this about a house: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and…
Do you know that Bible talks about furnishing your home? The writer of Proverbs said this: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge…
It’s exciting to think how many people in the world are now thinking about their purpose for being on Planet Earth since reading Rick Warren’s book The Purpose-Driven Life. The…

Follow Me

November 16, 2015
I love the story of the conversation between Simon Peter and Jesus after the resurrection. It took place on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Peter and Jesus had…
I want to talk to you women for a moment. Did you ever give serious thought to the fact that your being a woman and not a man is God’s…
My daughter and I were sitting on the sofa talking—I think she was about thirteen at the time. She said to me a bit defiantly, “You know, you really can’t…

No More Tears

October 26, 2015
Joey O’Connor was exhausted. He had just come home from the memorial service for a close friend who had been killed in a freak boating accident. 600 people had attended…
Someone said that once you’re a parent, you’re always a parent, and I agree. When our children married and left home, we thought our parenting days were over. But we…

Superman

October 12, 2015
Superman began life as a comic-book character in June 1938--the brainchild of a young writer and artist team, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Pictured as a caped figure of wonder,…
Two verses in the New Testament about fathers have long fascinated me. The first is this: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and…
When birthdays or Christmas roll around, do you ever wonder what to give that special person in your life who seems to have everything? My friend Angie Wright has come…

Chosen

September 21, 2015
I think adoption is one of the most beautiful, loving events that happens in this sometimes-painful world we live in. Here is a child in an orphanage who has no…
Her name is Carol, and she is 81 years old. The thing that impresses me most about her is her walk with the Lord. Every morning during her quiet time…
By her own admission, she was a prostitute, a lesbian, an alcoholic, a striptease dancer, and a gambler. But that’s not all. She had been in prison now for a…
A young woman we’ll call Beth was listening to Guidelines’ Commentary on radio when God reminded her of an incidence of shoplifting she had committed some thirteen years before. Deep…
My friend Pat says her husband is a wonderful man, but he had one flaw: when he took off his shoes in the house, he would just leave them wherever…
Corrie ten Boom used to tell the story of the famous conductor, Sir Michael Costa, who was leading a rehearsal with hundreds of instruments and voices. The choir sang at…
When you’re really hurting--whether from a broken body, a broken relationship, or a broken heart, the question that immediately comes to mind is “Why? Why did this happen to me?”…
My Dad, who was in ministry for 74 years, began preaching during the difficult days of the 1930s, when money was hard to come by. When he became pastor of…
Zola Budd became known in the world of athletics in the early 1980s when, as a barefooted teenager, she produced one incredible record-breaking performance after another in women’s middle distance…

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