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Storms And Floods

June 9, 2020

Each spring, the melting snow and ice upstream cause the Ottawa River to rise to a roaring torrent, crashing over the Chaudiere Falls near Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada, barrelling on its way to meet the St. Lawrence River, and eventually, …( read more )

The One Who Never Changes

April 24, 2020

My mother and I were watching television. The meteorologist was warning of a storm in the area. We saw the lightning but soon realized that the power lines were snapping. We rushed to the basement, praying with every step for God's …( read more )

Gossip, Slander, And Lies

May 11, 2018

I have always liked classical, operetta, and opera music. When I was young, we did not have access to it, other than what we may have heard on the radio occasionally. But when we moved to Vienna, Austria, that great capital of the music …( read more )

To Judge Or Not To Judge

May 29, 2017

"Judge carefully" … "Do not judge" … "Judge for yourself" … "Stop judging" – the Bible Well, is it okay to judge or not? The above texts aren't helpful, are they? It's no wonder: They're extracted from their contexts! Furthermore, …( read more )

A Facelift For Moms

May 14, 2017

Today our hearts go out to moms whose countenance is cast down with bitter anguish because their sons and daughters have succumbed to the devastations of addiction and related problems. The casualty count of this crisis among youth is …( read more )

Listening To Others

February 3, 2017

The Samaritans are a national organization in the United Kingdom, whose 20,000 volunteers listen. Every six seconds, day or night, someone contacts them. They help callers talk through their concerns, worries, and troubles. Many years …( read more )

Freedom From Our Conscience

November 2, 2015

Sometimes, we happen upon valuable lessons. Bless the Lord that He sends them to us. A case in point: I inadvertently took something home from the store that did not belong to me: a packet of aspirins. I had fully intended to pay for it, …( read more )

Understanding

September 26, 2006

One recent evening, I came upon a student who was talking on a mobile telephone in the computer suite where I work. We do not allow casual mobile-phone ring-tones being used, because students are here to work on their assignments. … (read more)

The Power Of Words

February 22, 2003

"How do you like your new pastor?" It was a natural question. The pulpit committee had searched for two years before finding a candidate who felt led to take on the leadership of our small congregation. Things were going well … (read more)

Families Torn

July 18, 2000

While reading the prayer requests, I often see a distraught family member asking for prayer for a loved one with an addiction. I would like to share with them one of the most painful times I remember. As I write, … (read more)

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