7 Blessings of COVID-19

Let’s be clear. This worldwide pandemic is a tragedy. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands have been infected with the virus, and only God knows how many more lives it will touch. But with tragedy and trial, you often find blessing. Think of the words of Joseph to his brothers. “As for you, you meant […]

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Living With Eternity in Mind

What if you knew you only had a short time to live? When my grandpa was dying many years ago, my family gathered around his bedside where he gave each of us some parting words.  He told us the things he felt were most important for us to know and do.   I will never forget grandpa telling me […]

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

As a Canadian living south of the border, I have the privilege of celebrating two Thanksgivings – one in October (Canadian) and one in November (American). For all my American friends out there, today is not just Columbus Day; it’s Canadian Thanksgiving. This celebration dates back to 1957 when the Canadian Parliament declared: “A Day […]

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He Gives and Takes Away

August 1st 2012 was a monumental day for our family. We welcomed little John David Daniel into the world – all 9 pounds 8 ounces of him. Truly, he is a precious gift from God. Less than 24 hours later (19 to be exact) our family said goodbye to our dear Grandmother, Theresa Solinger, who […]

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A.B. Simpson and Hymn Writing

A.W. Tozer: “Simpson’s songs were more than songs; they were slogans. Their value to the Society (the Christian & Missionary Alliance) lay in their power to compress into a single sentence a cluster of dynamic ideas and set those ideas singing in the hearts of believing men. Simpson – consciously or unconsciously, I am not […]

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A.B. Simpson Covenant

“A SOLEMN COVENANT: The Dedication of Myself to God.” By Albert Benjamin Simpson Saturday, January 19, 1861 “O Thou everlasting and almighty God, Ruler of the universe, Thou who madest this world and me, Thy creature upon it, Thou who art in every place beholding the evil and the good, Thou seest Me at this […]

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How Should A Christian Vote?

This is the last in a series of posts on Christianity and Politics by Steve Dobo. Here are a few suggestions I would make to any Christian voter: First, I believe a Christian should vote.  There are those who say that Jesus would have been apathetic towards politics and not even have voted.  However, I […]

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