Author Archive | Charles G. Mickey

What Are You Fighting For? – James 5:16

Jim and Nell Hamm were about to celebrate their 50th anniversary in February 2007, but that celebration almost got canceled. They were hiking in a north California state park in January when Jim was attacked by a mountain lion. Nell grabbed a log to hit the lion repeatedly, but he wouldn’t let go of Jim’s head. Jim […]

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Up, Up and Away! – Luke 9:23-25

Ewa Wisnerska, a German paraglider, was preparing in Australia for the February 2007 world championship competition. She was flying around a rapidly developing storm front and was being tracked by her personal GPS and computer, when her greatest adventure began. She was swept up, up and away! Trapped in the merger of two storm cells, she […]

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What Do You Cherish? – Ephesians 5:5,8-10

Mladen Jovanovic is my friend who preaches for a church in Zagreb, Croatia, which was a center for benevolent work during the years of conflict between Serbians and Croatians. They resolved not to throw food to people out of the back of trucks, but to interview each recipient and listen carefully to each story. They […]

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You Do Not Even Know – James 4:14

I was among those who received an email message asking me to pray for the outstanding Christian author Philip Yancey. He was in a serious auto accident on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in New Mexico. Driving home to Denver after speaking in Los Alamos, his Ford Explorer rolled several times when he entered a curve with too much […]

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He Was Lost And Is Found – Luke 15

How many variations of Jesus’ story of the lost son can be told! Many of us can tell our own versions, sometimes as the lost child, sometimes as the welcoming parent, amazing ourselves at what we learn about ourselves in both roles and at what we learn about God’s love. What might be regarded as […]

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