Short Stories

God Needs You to Help Others

By Danny Parkes

My head was screaming with disagreement. I did not have peace. Sure, I had exercise, for I was at the pool. But I didn’t have peace. I had great disturbance, for I was concerned about so many things. What were those things? Hum … they were hard to enumerate. I felt like a failure. I…

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Bless Me Indeed

By Ellen Harlow

Theday had finally arrived in my life that I was going to face majorsurgery. This surgery would take me away from my position at workover a period of six to eight weeks. After informing my manager ofmy medical leave, I began making preparation for one of my associatesto fulfill my duties during my absence. I…

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Only a Personal Test Matters

By Bruce Malone

In another universe and another time, there lived a civilization of two-dimensional people (which we will call the “Flats”). For them, two dimensions (a flat plane) was reality and they could not conceive of beings which inhabited more than these two-dimensions. One day a three-dimensional being visited the universe of the Flats. Since they were…

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God Really Does Answer

By Ellen Harlow

I bought a mobile home 10 years ago after going through a period in my life of being homeless. The Lord really supplied my needs even though at the time it was hard for me to see His intervention. He brought people into my life that allowed me to stay in their home until I…

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God Speaks, Part 3

By Danny Parkes

Not long ago, while coming home from an extended family get together, in which we had celebrated the birthday of one of our young relatives, and with our three children packed in the van, as I began to head for the driveway, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. “Don’t you come in here,” he said,…

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Grace

By Lynne Larson

Recently, I was talking with a friend who is in the process of adopting a little girl from China. She and her husband already have 4 children of their own, but their kids prayed them into adopting and adding another child into the family. My friend was discussing how lengthy the process is and the…

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Devil’s Trap

By Danny Parkes

My wife and I, and our children, have often frequented a particular fast food restaurant that we have quite enjoyed and continue to enjoy. The music is relatively soft, and the decor very appealing. This place has provided us with a respite from all of the hectic affairs of life … a little oasis, you…

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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

By Danny Parkes

“This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 34:6) “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:13-14)…

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Good Grief

By Danny Parkes

Grief can be good, when it leads you to your destination. I had felt the peace of the Lord only minutes earlier, about five miles down the road. But as the children and I now neared our destination, I began to suddenly feel this sickly feeling inside of me, as though God was saying to…

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We Are His Body

By Danny Parkes

You may have heard the following story before, or a variation of it. There was once a man who was caught in a flood. He had no way to escape and was waiting patiently for the Lord to rescue him. Along came a man in a rowboat, who said, “Get in! I’ll take you to…

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