Not Home Yet

NOT HOME YET An old missionary couple had been working in Africa for years and was returning to New York to retire. They had no pension; their health was broken; they were defeated, discouraged, and afraid. They discovered they were booked on the same ship as President Teddy Roosevelt,...

Parable of the Pencil

  PARABLE OF THE PENCIL The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become...

I Asked God

I ASKED GOD I asked God to take away my pride. God said “No”. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said “No”. Her spirit was whole, her body was only...

Holding Pattern

HOLDING PATTERN Many times God will allow a painful situation or a painful circumstance in our life to “swallow us up.” This season in our spiritual growth is a holding pattern. We can’t move to the left or the right. All we can do is sit, like Jonah sat...

God’s Embroidery

GOD’S EMBROIDERY When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a...