“Why is he sleeping? I don’t understand. He has been sleeping for a half-hour while we have been watching this storm come across the lake. Look at those waves. Andy, have you ever seen them this rough? Every time I look, they get higher and higher.” With panic in his voice, Peter cried, “I don’t…

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Some days I feel like I have to create something, and doing the same thing twice is no fun, so I change things all the time. I can’t even use a recipe the same way twice. I can’t help it. I have to create, and when I do, it’s messy. I surround myself with my…

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Another rat scurried by as thoughts of hopelessness filled his mind. Hungary and dirty, he leaned back on the cold wall and closed his eyes. His heart felt empty as hopeless thoughts echoed deep within him. It had been thirteen years since he had left home. Thirteen years. The words, “I will never get out…

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“Abe, wait up. Why are you in such a hurry?” Neighbors and relatives were trying to keep up, but Abe just kept walking. He and his whole household had packed up and loaded their wagons before anyone knew he was leaving. His people had lived in that area for generations. What had gotten into him?…

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Behind the shed near the campfire, a fight broke out. “I want it. I saw it first.” “No, give it to me. I deserve it.” “No! It’s mine. As I said, I saw it first.” It was a cast-off, just an old used coat. But there was something special about it. It was woven with…

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“Did you hear the news? The Lord God has decided that the man should not be alone. Anyone of us could become the chosen partner for him.”   One by one, the animals paraded past the new creation called man. He studied and examined each one and then gave them a name, but ultimately all…

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“I saw it with my own eyes, and I heard it with my own ears. Jesus spoke back to Pilot and told him that he, Pilot had no authority over him except what had come from above. Can you believe it? Jesus dared to speak back to Pilot? Do you suppose that Jesus was actually…

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Isaiah 55:13 These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;     they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.” NL   Nothing can stop us now. The whole world is behind us and supporting us. We will build this tower. Higher than any other. Unknowingly the people began to build…

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“What happened to those table cloths I set out to be ironed? I don’t see them anyplace.” Martha was scurrying around the house, fussing over every detail. The food was too salty, and the furniture had not been arranged correctly. Every corner examined for dirt, and the house polished until it shined. Over and over,…

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“So how much longer are we supposed to keep walking?” Judah whispered.   “Shhhhh.  I’m not sure, maybe another 30 minutes,” Michael replied. “I was keeping track of our steps but got distracted. I really don’t know.”   “Well, my feet are tired. I just want to sit down and rest for 5 minutes…5 minutes…is…

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