Tag Archives: God

Losing control, but gaining peace

When my daughter stiffened, turned blue and fell on the floor in convulsions, I was terrified. What was wrong with her? By Julie Holmquist My 17-year-old daughter had always been incredibly healthy. In the seven years since my husband and … Continue reading

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Hope in the ghetto

Sometimes God uses something very simple to remind us of his love for us. What did God use to speak to a young boy and a grown man in Philadelphia? Ken Burg of Minnesota tells us the story. Several years … Continue reading

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Peace like a river

Anger can ruin a relationship, but this huge debt was my husband’s fault, wasn’t it? Didn’t I deserve to be mad? In 1997, my husband felt God calling him to organize a Gospel concert in our new hometown to raise … Continue reading

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Job detour ahead

When Lee and his wife Ann drove from Minneapolis to Tomah in a December snowstorm to start a new life, they didn’t see God’s “detour” sign. It was 1991, and they were excited. Finally, Lee would be able to work … Continue reading

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Thankful for Batman glasses

My husband and I were in a tight financial spot with our business. We couldn’t pay ourselves and were worried about making the payroll. Until Batman came to the rescue, that is. Until that day 13 years ago, everything had … Continue reading

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Peaceful pyrotechnics

Have you ever doubted God or the existence of heaven? On a particularly bad day, Lisa Erickson, 49, of Trempealeau, Wis., was no longer sure of her faith. Then God reassured her in a spectacular – and illuminating – way. Read on as Lisa … Continue reading

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Another chance to live

Bill Chantelois says losing his legs in a snowmobile accident was the best thing that ever happened to him. The Osceola, Wis. resident told me how an accident that almost killed him resulted in a new life filled with joy. … Continue reading

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No room at the nursing home

Transition times in life can be stressful, especially when it involves an elderly parent. Add three jobs to taking care of a 90-year-old mother, and life gets difficult. Pat had been trying to encourage the woman juggling this load. This … Continue reading

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Pumpkins from heaven

Can pumpkins and gourds demonstrate God’s love? Decide for yourself after reading this story sent in by Barb Anderson of St. Croix Falls. After committing our financial affairs to the Lord, I determined to keep our home budget limited to … Continue reading

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Masterpiece moment

It’s midwinter, predawn. A woman (O.K., it’s me) is driving through the countryside on her way to a job that is no longer the right fit. It’s itchy and uncomfortable like a wool sweater next to the skin. She’s a … Continue reading

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