Blood in Him to Give

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The ringing phone interrupted Dave’s quiet evening. He glanced at the call display and saw a regular caller – Blood Services. Their motto flashed through his mind; ‘Bloodit’s in you to give’, and he knew he had a coveted blood type for donation. He had been putting it off for months, and as he thought of the coming week, he just didn’t feel like adding something extra to his schedule. With …

The Real Thing

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We hear a lot about social media in the news. Some recent suicides have been attributed to online bullying. Sometimes we dwell on nasty things we read about other people, even if we have never even met them because it makes us feel slightly better about our own lives. We can meet many friends online. But we may have a big surprise if we ever meet in person because …

So Low, So High

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It was the pinnacle of his career as an astronaut. Chris Hadfield had been selected as the first Canadian to be commander of the International Space Station (ISS). After watching the moon landing as a boy of nine, he had one focus – to be an astronaut. He worked hard to get there, becoming an engineer, a fighter pilot and a test pilot before reaching his goal. As commander …

What if…?

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Eleven-year old Miguel Calehr was preparing for another long trip to Bali, Indonesia to see his grandmother. In spite of the fun and beaches that Bali offered, Miguel was not happy. His mother couldn’t understand. According to a CNN report, Miguel kept asking his mother what would happen if the plane crashed, what would happen to his soul if he died, and what should he say to God if he …

Capable Saviour

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The Red River churns its restless way through Winnipeg, Canada. It meets the Assiniboine River at The Forks so it is especially tumultuous at that point. An off-duty police officer was beside the river on a very hot August day. With his ability to pay attention to detail, he noticed a man struggling in the water. Because of the churning waters, the police officer could not rescue the drowning man but …

Jesus loves me

Jesus Loves Me

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“Jesus Loves Me” is perhaps the bestknown Gospel song in the world especially to children. You have probably sung it many times, but have you ever paid attention to what it says? Do you believe it? Have you trusted Jesus as Saviour? Jesus loves me, this I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but He is strong. …

Enduring Through the Ages

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Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano called Castle Rock and towers over the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Just think about all the people throughout history who have viewed this magnificent castle. It has been a royal residence, a prison and an army garrison. It has been the center of numerous wars, has withstood attacks and been besieged many times. This structure has endured throughout the centuries. The Moderator of …

Love like That!

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We live in a world where people use others for their own personal pleasure. When that pleasure is gone, they move on to someone else. A colleague of mine always used to nervously straighten up and reapply her make-up before going home to her husband. She feared him leaving her – again – and wanted to pass his inspection. It wasn’t enough; he …

Payday

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Have you ever been given a blank, signed cheque on payday? I haven’t, but it would be nice to write your own cheque, wouldn’t it? On my pay cheques, and probably yours, the amount is already filled in. But we still look forward to each payday. That’s because we count on our pay cheque to pay our debts, or to pay for a house, a car, food, clothes, and …

Hope for the Broken

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The World War II plane dropped below the clouds. Louis Zamperini scanned the ocean for the downed bomber that had not reached its destination the day before. Suddenly, Louis felt a shudder and the engine on the far left of the plane shook violently, then stopped. The plane tipped to the left, then began to drop. Another engine failure sent the plane spiraling into the ocean. Eight of the eleven …