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Posts Categorized: Inspirational

Thoughts for This Veteran’s Day 11/11/11

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the First World War came to an end. The Armistice was signed for the War to End All Wars, but peace was built on a shoddy foundation, and war returned, nastier than ever. The end of the Second World War brought the… Read more »

A Solemn Responsibility

When I became a pharmacist, I was struck by the realization that I held other people’s lives in my hands. If I enter the prescription into the computer for the wrong patient, select the wrong medication or strength from the shelf, fail to recognize a drug interaction, calculate the wrong dose, or commit any number… Read more »

The Call? It’s for You!

“Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” When God spoke those words to Abram in Genesis 12:1, perhaps He tickled a latent dream in Abram’s heart. Perhaps He scared the man. While the Bible doesn’t mention Abram’s emotional reaction, it does chronicle his action…. Read more »

Missing the Mark

Algebra. I loved it, but as a parent the word makes me shiver. Today I corrected my son’s algebra homework. Although he got every problem correct, I made him redo the entire page. Why? He didn’t show his work. In algebra, the process is as important as the answer. If turned in, that paper would… Read more »

Be Prepared

Does the thought of evangelism scare you? Sometimes we make the process bigger and more intimidating than it needs to be. The story of Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8) shows us a simple three-step process. 1) Listen to the Spirit Philip was told by the Spirit to approach the Ethiopian. Obviously the Holy Spirit… Read more »

Got Barriers?

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’” Matt. 19:14. We agree with those words. We go out of our way to make church an inviting and welcoming place, with smiling greeters and warm décor. But are there barriers… Read more »

Throwing Stones

Log on to the Internet and you see it. Turn on the TV and you hear it. Hang around human beings and you can’t miss it. Sin. Every day we’re assaulted by tawdry images, vile behavior, and egotistical attitudes. People flaunt their sin without shame. How should the Christian react? Appalled, we often speak out,… Read more »

What’s So Joyful about Humility?

When most people think of humility, they think of someone who’s diminished, broken, and depressed. Where’s the joy in that? After seventy years of captivity in Babylon, the Israelites returned to Jerusalem. A broken city. A broken people. All around lay the rubble, the evidence of the consequences of sin. Under Ezra, the first group… Read more »

Happy Independence Day – Look Back for Inspiration

Happy Independence Day! This poster seemed appropriate with its Revolutionary War theme. In 1943, the United States, and the rest of the world, faced its greatest threat. Germany, Japan, and Italy with the other Axis powers, had conquered vast areas of the globe. The Allies were just beginning to make progress, clearing North Africa, invading… Read more »

When Life Gives You a Car Breakdown, Make…Orange Juice?

A car breakdown, a colorful tow truck driver, a polygamist, and a ten-pound bag of oranges – not what the Sundin family expected this past weekend. Our oldest son finished his first year at UCLA, so my husband and I, our fifteen-year-old daughter, and our twelve-year-old son loaded our Highlander hybrid with his dorm stuff… Read more »