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Finding Light In Dark Places

The two letters on my desk are filled with encouragement, good news and evidence of a bright outlook, but they have come from a dark place, a Florida prison. I’m…

Putting Your Faith On The Line

Last week, my e-mail program started having problems. “Error occurred” kept appearing on my computer screen: not an encouraging sign since e-mail is my primary vehicle to send this weekly…

A Pleasant Day…So Far

“It’s a pleasant day,” I said to the receptionist, hoping to brighten her mood. “So far,” she sighed. “So far is all we have,” I replied. The Psalmist emphasized the…

Tune Out The Downers

Reaching for the car radio dial to catch a weather report seemed so natural. We were heading for Arizona that winter and wondering what kind of weather we’d face on…

The Preacher And The President

“What are we going to do about the president?” asked my minister friend. His question took me by surprise. And though many years – and presidential administrations – have passed…

Forgiveness: The Antidote For Anger

Stepping up to the counter in a fast food restaurant, I found myself face to face with a smiling middle-aged woman. “You look happy today,” I said. “Well I’m not,”…

Starting Over… Again.

Some memories are soon lost and some linger. One of my favorite lingering ones is listening to a father-son guitar and vocal duet titled, “The Land of Beginning Again”. Poor…

Freedom From A Dangerous Drug

In London, a seemingly hopeless alcoholic was placed under the care of a psychiatrist, but found little help. A Billy Graham evangelistic crusade was being held in that city and…

When Life Leaves You Dangling

Sergeant Vernon Entrekin once related how he quoted the 145th Psalm while dangling by his left foot from a parachute after bailing out of a C-47 transport plane during a…

What’s That In Your Hand?

In an article titled “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Jenkins, co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” prophetic fiction book series, introduced his readers to Dameon Sharkey, a seventh…

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