Tag Archives: hope

Why are you in despair?

We excitedly waited for the birth of our third child in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  We received the joyous news only to hear a few weeks later that no heart beat was detected.  Then came the bleeding and the hurried trip to … Continue reading

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Do generous people still live?

Do generous people continue to exist? Here is what I know. Last winter I stopped to talk with a homeless family sitting in their car at McDonalds.  Their driver was standing outside the car with a young man who introduced … Continue reading

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Do you need some sanctuary?

I am not talking about “Sanctuary” the sci-fi TV show. I do not have in mind a church where fugitives formerly could not be arrested. I mean to ask if you need a place of refuge where you feel safe … Continue reading

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It is not just the cowardly lion who needs courage

Remember the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz”. This “King of Beasts” acted more like a timid mouse except when real courage was needed, not bravado. Time and again he acts in the face of fear even though afraid. … Continue reading

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The Power of One

What can one person do? Do you feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders?  Financially providing for your family, being the primary caregiver for an aging parent, getting up multiple times each night and literally at the … Continue reading

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What is heaven like?

Who has ever seen heaven? A dear lady told me, “I have” in a level matter-of-fact tone of voice. Incredulous, I asked her what it was like. Her experience of heaven came as part of a near death experience when … Continue reading

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A New Year

            “Look, I am making everything new!” God said in His revelation to the Apostle John. It is an end-of-the-world reference with implications for now. God is waiting for us to let go of those things in our life that … Continue reading

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