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February 5, 2016

The right path

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33 years ago my family and attended the church's winter camp in Austria as guests. Sport in the winter for me as a child and youth meant ice skating and ice hockey, but not skiing. Nevertheless, one day we went cross country skiing with other families who were at the camp. (more…)

February 12, 2016

Can you "suffer long"?

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Longsuffering is no longer an everyday word, but it is a virtue needed more than ever when impatience, intolerance, oversensitivity and impulsive anger are so prevalent. If we are growing as Christians, "longsuffering" will be part of our character, since it is part of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:21-22). (more…)

February 19, 2016

Knowing the Father

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In Luke 10 Jesus rejoices over the knowledge that God was revealing through Him: "At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure" (Luke 10:21; NIV). (more…)

February 26, 2016

Achievements and recognition

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Some people who have great achievements to their credit seek fame. And sometimes their achievements are readily recognized by others. Images of famous people honored for what they have done have appeared on postage stamps. Some have monuments erected to honor them, others have streets, squares or schools named after them. (more…)

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