Category Archives: Courage

Position

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/19) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Commenting on Nicodemus’s visit to Jesus, Alfred Edersheim (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah) wrote: “It must … Continue reading

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A Physical Impossibility

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/18) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Luke 1:26-38 We don’t know exactly how old Mary was when the angel announced she would become the … Continue reading

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Homeland in Ruins

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/14) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Nehemiah 2:1-20 The closest I have come to a natural disaster was in Mississippi, six months after Hurricane … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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A Monster

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/12) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 1 Samuel 17:17-52 In the 2001 movie “Monsters, Inc.,” the top monster Sully isn’t all that scary when … Continue reading

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I Met My Wife in My Former Church

A Gust of Grace blew into my life in November of 2009.  On that Sunday I visited my old home church and saw someone I had known over 20 years ago.   Seven months later we were married. At the … Continue reading

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I Was a Pioneer

Living in the Past:  I was a pioneer in the Autumn of 1963, a member of the first and only class, entering Grand Valley State College, the newest in Michigan, walking in brand new buildings, enjoying a complete lack of … Continue reading

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The First Time

General Observations About Life:  The first job I had was packing groceries and helping people load them in their cars.  I worked at a local supermarket and providing this service to customers was something done which young people could do.  To … Continue reading

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Resolutions are Not Me!

Experience as a Flashlight: I can make all the resolutions I want, but they really have no connection with me.    I live in the real world.  Say, for example, I resolve that I am not going to eat any cookies … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal with that loss at Christmas when the … Continue reading

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