Touch of the Masters’ Hand

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”

1 Samuel 12:24 ESV


"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” - Paul Boese


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The Good or The Best?

“If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” —Genesis 13:9

As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and physically gratifying possibilities will open up before you. These things are yours by right, but if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God make your choice for you. God sometimes allows you to get into a place of testing where...

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A life of sacrifice for Christ: Evelyn ‘Granny’ Brand (1879 – 1974)

Evelyn was born in England in 1879. Her father was a well-to-do merchant and her family was involved in missions, street work, and charities. Her father tried to dissuade his daughters from marriages that would take them away from him.

After finding that her hobby of painting did not feed her soul, Evie sensed a divine calling to be a missionary. At a missionary meeting she listened to Jesse Brand describe the filth and squalor on the mission field. Could she, a fashionable gi...

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Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

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Removing a Mountain… Making a Road

The Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri are known for their rocks. I mean they make for some hard farming, some beautiful views, and some challenging road building. There’s this one stretch of highway from Branson, Missouri, to Springfield, Missouri, that they widened. As you slowed down through those construction zones, there were some pretty impressive changes that were taking place. Some places were nothing but solid-rock mountain, but somehow they managed to blast away at those mounta...

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A Few Crumbs…

“Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised.”(Psalm 119:41 - paraphrased in “The Message”)

The words reveal the heart and character of David, Israel’s greatest King, and one whom scripture describes as being “a man after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). David was the youngest of eight brothers. He was deemed too young and too small to even be...

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