2017 July

BEHIND A WHISPER

BEHIND A WHISPER

He walked into the shop, accompanied by another young man about his age. He was well dressed and held an air of self confidence typical of many youth these days—that is, a superficial self-confidence ... Read More »

LEANING ON HIM

LEANING ON HIM

It’s dinnertime.It’s not exactly a party, but it is a special meal. They booked a private room, ordered the food, and now they are sitting around, eating, drinking, talking. The leader of this dispara... Read More »

THE ONE AND ONLY YOU

THE ONE AND ONLY YOU

Four tips for building self-esteem It’s difficult to “love your neighbor as yourself” if your own self-esteem is low. God made each of us unique and has endowed us with a distinct balance of strengths... Read More »

BUCKETFULS OF ROSES

BUCKETFULS OF ROSES

Things are going from bad to worse, Lord, and I think I know why, I thought as I pulled my sunglasses over my eyes and stuffed my hands as far as possible into my pockets. I must have done something r... Read More »

LIMITLESS LOVE

LIMITLESS LOVE

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living... Read More »

THE LOWER LIGHTS

THE LOWER LIGHTS

When my husband’s health was declining and I was visiting him at the hospital, I would see other patients in waiting rooms or in their beds and think about what they must be suffering. Some of them, e... Read More »

SINGING IN THE TRAIN

SINGING IN THE TRAIN

Jack sank deeper into his seat in the cold train carriage and pulled his hat down over his ears. He and his fellow passengers had been stranded there for several hours already. The steam locomotive an... Read More »

KNOWN TO HIM

KNOWN TO HIM

I guess I’m in the season of life where I’m so occupied living life and keeping up with all my projects and everything I need to do as a mother, caregiver, teacher, and wife that I just can’t seem to ... Read More »

LOVE BEYOND LIMITS

LOVE BEYOND LIMITS

Consistently thinking of others and trying to meet their needs, especially when that involves personal sacrifice, is a tall order! It’s so easy to be lazy, selfish, and self-centered. Most of us are t... Read More »

REAL FRIENDS

REAL FRIENDS

When I was a teenager, I thought I knew it all. I was full of insecurities, but I was also full of opinions—strong ones! Looking back, I feel sorry for my parents. I’m sure I wasn’t an easy child to r... Read More »

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