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Calm in the Storm

Ron Mehl shares a story about a woman who was once caught in a frightening storm as she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. This lady kept all the little children on board from panicking by telling Bible stories. After finally … Continue reading

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Good Heritage

Linda Click remembers the time she sat down with her daughter and explained with pride that her grandfather was a preacher, her great-great grandfather was a preacher, and her great-great-great grandfather was a preacher. To which the young girl replied, … Continue reading

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Still Connected

Laura Lovejoy tells about a time when she had the opportunity to minister to a lady whose dementia was so advanced that she no longer recognized her husband. Laura knew through her family that the lady had been a woman … Continue reading

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Courage

I believe it was Mark Twain who once said, “I don’t believe in ghosts, but I am afraid of them!” We are quite often too fearful. Jesus was constantly telling people that they shouldn’t be afraid. Instead of fear, we … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

A little boy rode the church bus to the morning worship service. In Sunday school he made a card that read, “Have Faith in God!” As he was riding home the card slipped from his hand and flew out the … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

Every time I read about the doubts of the apostle Thomas in the twentieth chapter of John’s gospel I am reminded of the fact that people named “Thomas” seem to get a raw deal. Think about it. Remember the nursery … Continue reading

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The Middle Part Is Tough!

I just heard someone on the radio say that it is easy to have faith in the beginning and at the end. The tough part is to have faith in the middle. I suppose that is true. New Christians find … Continue reading

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Central Message

Someone once noted that Psalm 118:8 is the verse that is located in the exact middle of the Bible. If this is indeed correct, perhaps it is important to examine this verse for the important message it contains—“It is better … Continue reading

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Dressed Appropriately

Last week I attended a middle school basketball game. I didn’t realize until I got to the game that the shirt I was wearing was maroon, the color of the opposing team. I took some good-natured ribbing from our fans … Continue reading

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The Worth of a Picture

Over the years I have seen numerous photos and videos of baptisms posted on line. Some are humorous, while others are quite serious. Some depict the sheer joy of the person who has just been baptized. It just occurred to … Continue reading

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