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Who Knows…Maybe a Miracle Is Coming Your Way!

Today’s Truth
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Matthew 15:22 NIV)                                                                                     

Friend To Friend
Belva held her twitching daughter in her arms. With eyes rolled back and thrashing limbs, the child convulsed on the earthen floor.

“Oh Mara,” the distraught mother cried. “When will this ever end?”

For years little Mara had violently convulsed in predictable synchronized intervals.The child often cried out in loud screeching voices,  Read more…

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Are You Drifting?

Today’s Truth
”For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1 NASB).

Friend To Friend
It was supposed to be a sailing adventure for Loran and his youth group at Central Church.  His friend procured three sailing vessels that resembled the Niña,Pinta and the Santa Maria.  Read more…

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God’s Little Post-it Notes

Key Verse
Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:20 TNIV). 

Friend to Friend
I believe one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the Post-It Note.  First there was yellow.  Read more…

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The Widow’s Mite

Today’s Truth
“Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny” (Mark 12:41-42, NIV).

Friend to Friend
Beatrice woke as the morning sun peeked through the closed shutters of her sparse bedroom. Every joint in her tired old body creaked like a grinding wheel in dire need of good oiling.  Read more…

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Emotionally Crippled

Today’s Truth
“Woman, you are released (set free) from your infirmity! (Luke 13:12 Amplified, note added).

 Friend to Friend
I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her.  She measured about four feet high, backed curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut.   Read more…

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Coming out of the Shadows

Today’s Truth
“When Jesus saw her, he called her forward…” (Luke 13:12 NIV).

Friend to Friend
It was another Sabbath day, much like any other.  But as Mariah opened her eyes framed with years of pain and sorrow, she had no idea this would be the day that changed her life. 

“I’m getting too old for this,”  Read more…

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Jesus’ Celestial Day Timer

Today’s Truth
“Now he [Jesus] had to go through Samaria” (John 4:4 NIV).

A Closer Look
I have to tell you, the story of Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman at the well is one of the most exciting passages in the Bible for me.  It is filled with hope for all women who feel abused,  Read more…