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Following the Golden Rule

Following the Golden Rule

“Oh [Jane]! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.’’ “I would wish not to be hasty in


Joy: Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap with Shouts of Joy!

A Bottle of Your Tears When I opened the gift from my friend, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. The small glass bottle was a beautiful cobalt blue, about two inches tall, covered in sliver filigree. I thought it might be a perfume bottle, albeit a very small one, but her note explained that


The Hope of Glory: Christ in You

Let it be to me according to your word. – Luke 1:38 What must it have been like for Mary to carry God in her womb? The virgin birth is much more than a Christmas story; it is a picture of how close Christ will come to you. The first stop on His itinerary was


Not Even Cancer Can Separate You From God’s Love

Down to Our Hair Two weeks from the day I had my first infusion of chemo, my hair fell out. I had been warned, of course. But secretly I cherished the hope that my thick locks would defy the statistics, clinging to my scalp despite the red stuff dripping into my veins. A volunteer barber


The Good Solution: From Performing to Abiding

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. — Jesus, in Matthew 11:28 The euphoria a person feels when they first take drugs is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Many spend a significant part of their lives chasing that first high. They will empty bank accounts, steal


Run Your Race

I am inspired by people doing what they do best…. God truly built gifts into our lives. Everyone is good at something. Some make a living with their gifts and others just bless the world. I am thinking of several women who are really, really good at friendship. They are such spectacular friends to me that


Psalms and Proverbs: God Shows His Love for You

In Psalms My Good Shepherd Draws Me Close and Listens for My Voice Shepherds still travel with their flocks across the arid landscape of Israel today. And just like the shepherds of old, today’s shepherds know their sheep. They know what scares them; they know when just one of the flock wanders off. They guide