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FRIENDLY FIRE A P-38 fighter simultaneously dropped two bombs. They glittered in the sun and reflected a silvery Christmas hue as they descended downward. Missiles flew toward the enemy. They resembled darts flying harmlessly through the air. These bombs and projectiles had been designed to destroy the enemy. Instead, they fell among those whose lives …

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THE FACE OF GOD After the terrible earthquake that devastated Equador in 1988, John Jackson, a photographer for an Indianapolis Indiana newspaper, went there to cover the story. When he saw the human suffering there, he wrote a poem entitled, “THE FACE OF GOD,” published in the October 10, 1988 issue of Monday Morning, Indianapolis, …

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HOPE THROUGH THE STORM What does it mean to walk by faith and not by sight? We can see how it is translated into everyday life. It can be seen in the Palm Sunday tragedy that struck the United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Alabama. While they were celebrating Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, a tornado …

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GOD’S SOVEREIGN PURPOSE William Carey, the father of modern missions . . . faced a ministry disappointment of overwhelming proportions. Only by resting in God’s sovereign purposes was he, like Habakkuk, able to endure and not burn out. Carey began his missionary career to India in 1793. He labored in that country for forty continuous …

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KATHY’S LITTLE PAINT CAN She came to our front door Tuesday morning, dressed in dirty rags, holding a little aluminum paint can in her arms. From the second she stepped inside our shelter, she mystified us. Whatever she did, wherever she went, the little paint can never left her hands. When Kathy sat in the …

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