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Angels on Earth


Today I had the pleasure of being introduced to Steve and Lori Cohen of Petersburg, Virginia. Lori suffers from complex regional pain syndrome, but the couple works together to keep her from missing out.

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Daily Devotions

I’ve been weighed down by a problem lately, a complex and serious one. I’ve tried thinking my way through it, seeking advice, offering it up in confused prayer. It sticks to my heart tenaciously, where I’m aware of it all day long. Finally the other day I got up and went over to the chapel around the corner.

“You said, ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened’, so I’ve come,” I told Jesus, with a touch of petulance, “So I’m here. To be with you. That may be all I can do, but hey –I came.”

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Everybody prayed for Mike and for my sister, Diane. People still ask me about Mike. “How’s he doing?” “What’s he doing?” People who’ve never met Mike prayed for him. Total strangers.

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Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6a)

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Inspirational Stories


Millie and I detect Maurice about a hundred feet down the block. Millie’s nose rises in the hot air. Sniffing. I wish I could cover mine. Pretty soon she is pulling at her leash, tail-slapping me and dragging me over to her friend’s doorway where he is liquidly slouched.

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Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12, NIV)

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Outreach Ministries


If you’ve visited this blog more than once you may have noticed that I’m a bit of a control freak. I often try to disguise this trait as helpfulness. But to be brutally honest, it’s almost always a control issue. My family and friends are good natured about this part of my character, but I know it’s a trial.

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Loss. It can be tragic. It can be immediate. It can be prolonged. It can be anticipated. It can cause a small twist in life’s road or it can lead to a dramatic redirection. Loss. It is a part of living.

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Life after Death


For three wonderful years I have been writing this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Hearing from people all over the world, with their own very personal experiences of life and death, has been extraordinary for me.

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Mysterious Ways


Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

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Stories of Faith


Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14, NIV)

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Positive Thinking


One of the nicest perks of my job is all the interesting and inspiring books that cross my desk. Those that have a possible story for the magazine, I try to look at right away. The others have to wait until I have a free moment.

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