Tag Archives: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

A Run for Office

While in public high school, our daughter decided to run for office–junior class secretary. That year there was a new rule.  Everyone had to run for the same office: class representative. The student winning the most votes would become president. The … Continue reading

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Lost Child

Carnival. Crowded. Lots of children, cousins, extended family. Then…our own three-year-old Matthew disappears. Panic!  Everyone scatters, searching. I stand motionless, not leaving the spot where he was last seen. “Oh Lord God, I praise and thank You because You know … Continue reading

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Seeing Clearly Through the Smog

It was on a smoggy day that I received an unexpected letter from someone I loved.  I wasn’t prepared for its disturbing contents which hurt deeply. It was a letter of anger and bottled-up emotions, being vented in one huge … Continue reading

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Where Did Evil Come From?

A friend challenged me: “Where did evil come from?”                                                               … Continue reading

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Sleep Paralysis

I was doing Bible study with a prisoner who told me she often has sleep paralysis. When this occurs she feels she’s awake.  Her hearing is keen,  yet she cannot move any part of her body. She cannot even open … Continue reading

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I’m Fearful About My Future

A young man from Indonesia wrote me through www.godlife.com .  He said he was worried and had fears about the future. I shared with him something our pastor once said: “There are three things we should never worry about: the future, … Continue reading

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Miracle of the Lost Purse

I was leaving Bible study at the juvenile facility at 9 PM when I discovered my purse was missing. The last time I remembered seeing it was nearly three hours earlier—in my shopping cart as I emptied items into the … Continue reading

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