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“Ode to Joy”

Happiness bubbles up quickly when things are going well, yet it is a fickle feeling that plummets just as quickly. Joy is something deeper– an assurance of what will be,  because God has promised it. The tides of life that sweep happiness away cannot steal true joy from the soul. ...

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Don’t Ration Your Gratitude!

My dad really saved things—old gas receipts from 1960, the bill for my sister’s birth in 1968 ($160), his yearbook from 1947, and a war ration booklet from 1942 that belonged to my grandfather.  Ration booklets held stamps that Americans had to shop with to purchase rationed items such as ...

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Do Not Fear Sickness, But Proclaim His Truth

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As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from one place to another throughout the world, the OMF missionary Aril Varosky shares with me the strategy of having peace of God during the unknown situation.  Each morning, cover you and your loved one with the blood of Jesus Chris by proclaiming His promise through ...

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When God Picks Someone Else

Many of the lessons we carry through life can be traced back to our elementary school days. Respect for authority was certainly one of those. Rules were not questioned, and consequences were expected when we stepped out of line. I can still see the straight line painted on the floor ...

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A Father Who is Never Far Away from You

Most of us  learn things from our father as little children that we draw upon later in life, often coming to the realization that we learned patience, or fairness, or empathy from the man we looked up to the most. When I had a challenging day caring for my three ...

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