537) Received Him Not

     The mayor of the little village could not believe his eyes.  He had to read the message for the second time.  The message had just been delivered to…

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534) A Few Good Prayers

MORNING PRAYER of John Stott  (1921-2011): Good morning, Heavenly Father; good morning, Lord Jesus; good morning, Holy Spirit.  Heavenly Father, I worship you, creator and sustainer of the universe.  Lord…

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533) Being Open About Death

 By Randy Alcorn, September 24, 2014 blog, at:  www.epm.org      Years ago when my children were still at home, before leaving on trips, sometimes I would say to them,…

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532) Living Water

   Malcolm Muggeridge  (1903-1990) English journalist, author, media personality, satirist      "I may, I suppose, pass for being a relatively successful man.  People occasionally stare at me in the…

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530) Procula Pilate

The Message of Pilate's Wife  James Jacques Tissot  (1836-1902) While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: ‘Do not have anything to do with…

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529) Losing Almost Everything

     “I hardly had a drink in years,” said a man from New Orleans who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.  “But right after the hurricane hit, I started drinking…

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528) Finding Hope in a Latrine

     Long before there was a war in Vietnam, there were Christian missionaries proclaiming the Gospel to the Vietnamese.  The Christian population of Vietnam was never very large, and…

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