Farewell, Father Desjardins

She was at the flower shop buying flowers for her grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday when she spotted Father Desjardins. He was talking to Mr. Cooper whose farm he had invited her to visit with him and a group of other people. It had been a fun excursion. She had even milked a …

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Laird Visits His Father

"Tell me what you think of this opening line for my book, Time stole his most prized possession--his mind." Mr. Pendlebury asked Laird. They were in his study. Laird had called him the night before to tell him he wanted to see him. "Sounds good but I thought you were writing a book about genuine …

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Are You a Light?

It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Gospel without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power. You are free from the law, but that doesn’t mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only God’s …

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Comforting Others

Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God – 2 Corinthians 1:3, …

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Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers is the daughter of a police officer and nurse. Since childhood, she wanted to be a published writer. Before she realized her dream, she was a newspaper reporter, writing obituaries and human interest stories. After reading romance novels which her mother-in-law lent her, Francine decided to write in that genre. Her first manuscript …

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An Afternoon at the Met

Maxime was waiting outside of the Metropolitan museum when she got there. I was so happy to see him and anxious to be with him, that I ran up the steps until I was standing in front of him. How I longed to throw myself into his arms but I just smiled up at him, …

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Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

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Asenath

We don’t know much about Asenath, except that she was Egyptian and the daughter of daughter of Potipherah priest of On. On was a city in Lower Egypt, bordering land of Goshen. It was the centre of sun-worship. Asenath was given to Joseph in marriage by Pharaoh himself. The name Asenath means, "belonging to the …

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Mother of Methodism

"The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home" - Susanna Wesley Susanna Wesley was 19 years old when she married 26 year old Samuel Wesley. They had 19 children, nine of them died as infants and one was accidently smothered by …

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Your Gift

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant - 1 Corinthians 12:1, NKJV Do you find yourself wishing you could pray better or play the piano or have stronger faith? You’re not alone. Many of us at one time or another felt inadequate when we compared ourselves to other church members. I remember …

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