The Magic Lamp

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Just believe. That’s all I need for the magic to happen. Those words from the great encouragers sounded so good when I was a kid. Were they right? If a…

Hearing Aid

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I’ve heard people say, “God never talks to me.” Is that because God isn’t talking? Or is it because they have a hearing problem? Hearing is different from listening. My…

One Essential Part

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At two years old, I loved putting together picture puzzles. If only the puzzles of life would fit together so easily. At first, the puzzles were simple. I quickly learned…

God’s Greatest Miracle

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When I was young and thought I was smart, I prayed to be a miracle. I wanted God’s glory to be revealed in my life. Then I realized how dangerous…

Underdog

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In sports, I often cheer for the underdog, wanting the little guys to defeat the giants. I want the weak to overcome the strong. If I don’t care about the…

Prayer for Salvation

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Five dollars and reciting the “sinner’s prayer” will buy a cup of coffee. It won’t buy salvation, so I’m bothered when preachers say, “If you said those simple words, you’ve…

The Fine Print

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I’ve learned the hard way. Before I sign a contract, I must be sure I know what I’m agreeing to. Even a comma can change the meaning, so I must…

Security

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When I heard someone say, “Everybody wants security,” I had to ask why that was not a concern for me. I love adventure and don’t mind taking risks. Not foolish…

Looking Ahead

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We fall down the stairs by focusing on the goal and miscalculating the next step. So which is more important, the goal or the next step? Careful, don’t fall. I’ve…

The Write Story

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Without beginning, you can’t reach the end. Garrison Keillor once said we don’t know how to tell a story until after we’ve told it a dozen times. That was saying…