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Sticking Together as Siblings in Christ

By Steven Clark Goad   Have you ever noticed how the kingdom of God is like the Gilligan’s Island gang marooned all those years?  The Skipper’s fishing business, or sightseeing sideline, was like the net Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13:47: “The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the […]

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The Transformer

By Steven Clark Goad   “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).   His name was Robert. He was successful in the business world, […]

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The Grip of Death

By Steven Clark Goad   “If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come” (Job 14:14).   Georgia Eugenia died at the age of 43. She was a wonderful Christian wife and mother. Her life was devoted to sharing Christ with all […]

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Pathway to Peace

By Steven Clark Goad   Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.  —William Somerset Maugham   Stress is pressure. It is a subject of physics and psychology. Our world is faced-paced and full of schedules. Whether stress is self imposed, even exaggerated, as W. S. Maugham suggests, or […]

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Embracing Suffering

By Steven Clark Goad   God washes the eyes with tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more. —Henry Ward Beecher   No person is immune. It comes with the territory. Suffering surrounds us and invades our lives unremittingly. There is no escape from it. And when it appears, […]