The Room Filled

The Room Filled

The Room Filled I ran home from school, stomped up the worn wooden steps, slammed open the front door and yelled, "Mum! Mum, I'm home!" "Michael, I'm right here!" Mum appeared around the corner. "Stop yelling. What if your father had been sleeping? You know he works...

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Arise and Rebuild

Arise and Rebuild

Arise and Rebuild Nehemiah 4:2 "Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish-stones that are burned?" I was only a boy, maybe ten years old, when I was awakened on an unusually warm autumn night by the siren of the local volunteer fire department. Mom in her...

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You Are Amazing! (And I Can Prove It)

You Are Amazing! (And I Can Prove It)

Has anyone told you lately that you are truly amazing? Probably not unless you are one of the very blessed few who have at least one powerful encourager in your life that truly does care about you. I was 6 feet tall when I was in the 7th grade. I weighed all of 140...

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We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things My family and I recently returned from a trip to Utah. During the trip, we spent much of our time at a beautiful lake near the Bear River Mountains. One day our group planned various hikes through the majestic mountains with rugged terrain and...

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Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper?

Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper?

Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper? You have heard of the cup that overflowed. This is a story of a bucket that is like the cup, only larger, it is an invisible bucket. Everyone has one. It determines how we feel about ourselves, about others, and how we get along...

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God Lives in the Post Office

God Lives in the Post Office

God Lives in the Post Office Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4-year-old daughter, Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God...

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The House of 1000 Mirrors

The House of 1000 Mirrors

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the...

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Six Words That Changed a Life

Six Words That Changed a Life

Six Words That Changed a Life Six words - "Smile...it can't be that bad." - changed Judy's life. Judy is a young woman I worked with some years ago. She was in her late twenties, maybe early thirties, more than a little overweight, and not the most stylish dresser....

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Do You Know Miracles?

Do You Know Miracles?

Do You Know Miracles? People say to me when I'm telling my life struggles and amazements, "Oh yes, I know." And what I want to say is "Really? Do you really know?" Do you know expectations, like those that come home from the hospital with that beautiful baby of what...

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