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    Forever Flowers

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. —Isaiah 40:8

    One day when he was little, my son Xavier gave me a beautiful bouquet of artificial flowers. He grinned as he arranged the silk white calla lily, yellow sunflower, and purple hydrangea in a glass vase. “Look, Mommy,” he said. “They’ll last…

     

    Living with Lions

    “He is the living God, and he endures forever.” -Daniel 6:26

    At a Chicago museum, I saw one of the original Striding Lions of Babylon—a large, mural-type image of a ferocious winged lion. Symbolizing Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love and war, the lion was an example of 120 similar lions that lined a Babylonian pathway.

    Historians say that…

     

    “Bring the Boy to Me”

    “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” -Mark 9:19

    “I don’t believe in God and I won’t go,” Mark said.

    Amy struggled to swallow the lump in her throat. Her son had changed from a happy boy to a…

     

    Nozomi Hope

    We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. —2 Corinthians 4:7

    In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami took nearly 19,000 lives and destroyed 230,000 homes in northeastern Japan. In its aftermath, The Nozomi Project, named for the Japanese word for “hope,” was created to…

     

    Time to Grow

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. —Galatians 6:9

    In Debbie’s new home, she discovered an abandoned plant—a moth orchard. She imagined how pretty it would look with new, bloom-bearing stems. She moved the pot into a spot by the window,…

     

    Megan’s Heart

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.—James 1:22

    When Megan was in third grade, she kept coming home from school without her winter gloves. It drove her mom crazy because she had to keep buying new ones, which the family couldn’t afford. One day Mom got angry and said, “Megan, you’ve…

     

    Serving without Distraction

    Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”—Luke 10:40

    While Martha served Jesus unsparingly, her sister Mary sat at His feet, listening and learning. Commenting on this…

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