Nana’s Poem


Even though I was just a child, I could tell that it was a very special book. I remember my grandmother always kept it with her Bible.

She read from the little devotional so often that eventually the binding cracked and the cover fell apart. She patched it up and recovered it with a scrap of wallpaper – from the beautiful pink rose pattern she had just used to remodel her sitting room.…

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Back Soon to Pick You Up!

I recently came across a little drawing of a sticky note or piece of memo paper. The kind we might use to leave a message for our family on the refrigerator or by the phone. The note read:

“Gone to the Father’s House to prepare your place – will be back soon to pick you up.” Signed, “Jesus.”

What a neat way to picture the Lord’s return!…

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Just Ask!


In the days before GPS, it was a common complaint of women everywhere: Men were forever getting lost, because they wouldn’t stop and ask for directions!

That particular problem may have been solved through the wonders of technology, but there are still plenty of other projects we – men and women — plunge into, only to find ourselves quickly in over our heads. And all too often, we refuse to ask for help.…

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With Her Own Two Hands

Proverbs 14:1 says, “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” I can’t think of any woman who did a more thorough job of destroying her own family than Rebekah. It started with the birth of her twins, Esau and Jacob. Rebekah favored Jacob –she loved him more than she loved Esau. She protected him and looked out for his interests.…

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