Category Archives: Christian Living

Protective

There is a small group of geese—too few to call a flock, I think—that take up residence at our neighbor’s pond every spring. They stay long enough to raise some goslings. It’s fun to watch the little ones make their … Continue reading

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Delayed Arrival

On Thursday, April 28, a flight from the San Diego International Airport to Everett, Washington was delayed for an unusual reason. The pilot noticed a pelican sitting right in the middle of the runway. He thought that the bird was … Continue reading

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When Jesus Came to a Funeral

I wonder if funeral directors in the first century got nervous at the sight of Jesus? After all, Jesus did have a habit of interrupting funerals. Let’s look at some examples. A widow from Nain was about to bury her … Continue reading

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What’s Your Purpose?

An executive hirer, a “head-hunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told Josh McDowell, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary

Life can be quite tiresome. The tragic news headlines that bombard us each day can be draining. Witnessing the moral decline of our culture can wear on us. Duties at work can be a grind. Then there are the never-ending … Continue reading

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Loose Connection

The new missionary on the field was given a car that he could use but was told that it would not start without a push. He got some people to give him a push to get the car started. After … Continue reading

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Specific Answers to Prayer

Barbara Ho writes about the time when she was six months pregnant and her winter coat would no longer fit. She and her husband went into a Sears and Roebuck and found a coat that would have been perfect for … Continue reading

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Before You Make a Radical Decision

We all have decisions to make in life. Some are more important than others. Occasionally we have to make a monumental choice, one that may cause quite a stir. Before we make such a radical decision, it is important to … Continue reading

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Does This Hurt?

When you go to a doctor for your annual check-up, he or she will often begin to poke, prod, and press various places, all the while asking, “Does this hurt? How about this?” If you cry out in pain, one … Continue reading

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A Terrible Enemy

In 1994 Ali Pierce, the fourteen-year-old daughter of John and Anna Pierce of Massachusetts, was diagnosed with liver cancer. She fought the disease bravely for two years, but in November 1996 she passed away. Her parents of course were grief-stricken. … Continue reading

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