Going up or Going Down?

One of my young relatives has been in trouble all of her adult life for drugs and for theft. She has also gone from one “love” relationship to another.  In the past year, however, she has lived with her aging parents and has behaved very well.  I was dismayed when I learned she had

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An Honest Woman

Her “fall from grace” happened when she was a little over 25 and he was a bit older. She had been in love with him for several years but he was not of a mind to make a commitment just yet.  And then she became pregnant.  This situation, in those days, was unpardonable.  Of

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Christian Generosity

My aunt and uncle were the two most generous people I have ever known.  They not only gave to their church far beyond their tithe amount, they gave to many charitable organizations on a regular basis—so many in fact that the IRS refused to believe that at their income level they could possibly be

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A Pastor’s Prayer

 Lord, when I speak in your good name, Keep me free of any blame.   Let my teaching be just and true, The exact message meant by you;   And let me live in a Christian way So people believe the words I say;   And most important, through my vocation, Help some struggler

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The Christian Face

The faces of Christians might not shine with a light so bright you have to look away as did the face of Moses after he met God and talked to him face to face, but there is a Christian light that shines on the faces of Christians everywhere.

My two sisters and I once

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The Sleeping Bride

by Lisa Splendid Jacklich

WAKE UP BELOVED!! Your Groom is about to come for you!!

“Come Dear One… it’s time to get ready for the Wedding! Everyone is here and they can’t wait to see how beautiful you are! Especially my Father! I’ve been telling Him all about you for many years & though

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The Meeting

Six minutes to six, said the clock over the information booth in New York’s Grand Central Station. The tall young Army officer lifted his sunburned face and narrowed his eyes to note the exact time. His heart was pounding with a beat that choked him. In six minutes he would see the woman who

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