Christmas Eve in Portland

"What's going through that beautiful head of yours?" Hank asked Ede as she stood there by the fireplace, studying him. It was Christmas Eve and they were in the living-room. His mother was upstairs taking a nap. "I'm still trying to picture you as a little terror." He laughed. "Believe it or not, I was. …

Huldah

It's interesting that when Huldah is mentioned in the Bible, she is introduced first as a prophetess and then as Shallum's wife. Her relationship and ministry to God clearly took precedence over her marriage. It was the same for Deborah who was a judge of Israel and a prophetess (Judges 4:4) Huldah's husband was the …

Zeresh

She is mentioned three times in the Book of Esther. Zeresh was the wife of Haman, the Agagite, the "enemy of the Jews" because of his deep hatred for Mordecai, the Jew who refused to bow and pay homage to him like everyone else. When Haman's joy at being invited by the Queen Esther to …

The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

Doing the Impossible

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” - Luke 18:27, NKJV Elizabeth and her husband Zacharias were righteous people who walked in all of God’s commandments and ordinances. They were blameless. They were a godly couple who loved the Lord and were faithful to Him in all they did. They lacked …

Rejection

1 Samuel 8 Rejection is a terrible and painful thing, isn't it, especially when it comes from the people whom you love or whom you thought loved you. God knows what it's like to be rejected. In biblical times, He was rejected by the children of Israel whom He chose to be His people and …

The Long-haired Pastor

Whenever people find out that I'm a  pastor, they look at me in disbelief.  I guess it's the long hair.  I always tell them that how you look on the outside isn't what matters it's what's on the inside.  And then I tell them the story about the prophet Samuel going to the house of …

Regret

1 Samuel 15 Regret. It isn't a pleasant thing at all, is it? We all have regret at some point in our lives. It plagues us. It makes us angry, sad, depressed, etc. Would it surprise you to know the we're not the only one show have regretted something we've done? God had regrets too. …

Prayer Partner

She had been looking for a prayer partner for a long time but whenever she thought of someone and called her, it wasn't a good time for the person or she wasn't interested. The past year had been hard. Her marriage of fifteen years ended in divorce. They had gone for counseling but he decided …

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