Category Archives: God’s love

From nobodies to somebodies

Most of us daydream about suddenly discovering that we are heirs to a fortune we never knew of, and that we are no longer nobodies. That was how the gospel seemed to those who first heard it. In a world … Continue reading

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Though I may not see and think of him, he never stops thinking of and loving me.

Writer Philip Yancey found an old photo of himself as a small child, which his mother kept amongst her treasured memories. It puzzled him why she kept that one when there were so many better pictures. She told him it … Continue reading

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Directions that get you lost

Doug Lansky likes to collect photos of confusing road signs, like the one that says: Not a Through Street, but has below it a white arrow pointing straight ahead and the words: Evacuation Route; and another that says: Invisible Fence … Continue reading

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Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional

Abraham Lincoln is credited with the saying that ‘most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.’ Now, that may be an oversimplification, especially when we think of refugees fleeing from unimaginable horrors, or people … Continue reading

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If you’ve got this, you’ve got everything.

Some years ago a man named Danny Simpson was arrested in Canada for robbing a bank of six thousand dollars. He was sent to prison, but the gun he used was sent to a museum. He’d used a pistol which … Continue reading

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That’s love

Kids have a wonderful capacity for recognizing what’s real. Here’s what some of them say about love: ‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the … Continue reading

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No strings need to be pulled – just say Yes

Some years ago Robert Kirkpatrick, who was serving a sentence in a prison in Ohio, mistakenly received an invitation to a fundraising dinner in Washington to meet former President George Bush. ‘I’m going to tell him that I’d be happy … Continue reading

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