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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…
When our son became serious about rock climbing and backcountry skiing, we, his parents, became very serious about doing all we could to assure he would be safe. That’s when…
My son, Steve, says there are three stages to life—youth, middle age, and “My, you’re looking well today!” Like it or not, we eventually get to that third stage of…
The affair! It sneaked up on both of them. She said she had no idea that it could ever happen to them. He said he had no idea how he…
Steve Maxwell tells that in the process of moving his family to a new home, they stopped at a restaurant to eat. When the waiter came to take their order,…
On a previous program I talked about what God wants us to wear. But today I’m going to be even more specific. In the Bible in Colossians chapter 3 we’re…
You’re leaving on a business trip to a certain part of the world when you learn there is now a travel warning posted for that country. You go ahead anyway…
My husband and I do a lot of parenting seminars, sharing principles of how to raise godly children in an ungodly world. We make these times with parents intensely practical,…
The event occurred in old Germany in the year 1141. The Duke of Bavaria was under siege in his castle. The siege lasted a long time, and eventually the Duke…
Let me describe a scenario for you, and you see if you possibly fit in this picture. You know you’ve done something that God isn’t happy about—OK, let’s be honest,…
A man by the name of Hipparchas [high-PARK-us], who lived in the year 125, decided to count the number of stars in the heavens. He concluded that there were 1022.…
When they came to me, the two women were at a heated impasse. They were both Sunday school leaders in a large church. The dilemma was that one of them…
Anita began working with babies who had AIDS. But in the first few months, three of the babies died, and she wanted to quit. Why go on with such painful…
The flight attendant recited the usual instructions as the plane was about to take off. “If loss of cabin pressure should occur, oxygen masks will drop down.” Then she added…

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