December 2008

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  • At Lowest Ebb

    December 01, 2008
    At a time when future uncertainties seem overwhelming, this heartfelt message has a timeless ring. Financial hardships, job insecurities, home foreclosures, family concerns, death of a loved one—if your courage is "at lowest ebb" this Christmas se...
  • At Lowest Ebb

    December 01, 2008
    At a time when future uncertainties seem overwhelming, this heartfelt message has a timeless ring. Financial hardships, job insecurities, home foreclosures, family concerns, death of a loved one—if your courage is "at lowest ebb" this Christmas se...
  • Permissions

    December 01, 2008
    "At Lowest Ebb," Author Unknown, from Christmas in My Heart, Vol. 11 (2002). Text and illustration used by permission of Joe Wheeler, editor/compiler. All rights reserved. Joe Wheeler, (P.O. Box 1246, Conifer, CO 80433) and Review and Herald Publi...
  • Permissions

    December 01, 2008
    "At Lowest Ebb," Author Unknown, from Christmas in My Heart, Vol. 11 (2002). Text and illustration used by permission of Joe Wheeler, editor/compiler. All rights reserved. Joe Wheeler, (P.O. Box 1246, Conifer, CO 80433) and Review and Herald Publi...
  • At Lowest Ebb

    December 01, 2008
    It was a bleak Christmas that year for the young pioneer minister and his wife. The money was gone, and even the well had given out. God, it appeared, had completely forgotten them.But someone had forgotten to tell this to little Ruth.I remember a...

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  • Does God really expect me to do what He asks?

    December 01, 2008
    I think about the dad who had something to give his young son and asked him to hold out his hand. "Why?" asked the little boy with his hands firmly clasped behind his back. The father repeated his request, but the son kept asking "why"—and missed ...
  • Editor's Note

    December 01, 2008
    Throughout his battle with lymphoma, Jere Patzer, NPUC president, continued to write GLEANER editorials. This is the story he submitted just a few weeks before his death. This is what he wanted to leave with you as we enter the Christmas season of...
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    The year was 1944. World War II was raging, and the prospect of a Merry Christmas for many Americans was bleak.Hugh Martin, not yet 30 years old, was collaborating on the music for Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland's classic film. Hugh wrote a fe...
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    The year was 1944. World War II was raging, and the prospect of a Merry Christmas for many Americans was bleak.Hugh Martin, not yet 30 years old, was collaborating on the music for Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland's classic film. Hugh wrote a fe...
  • Does God really expect me to do what He asks?

    December 01, 2008
    I think about the dad who had something to give his young son and asked him to hold out his hand. "Why?" asked the little boy with his hands firmly clasped behind his back. The father repeated his request, but the son kept asking "why"—and missed ...
  • Editor's Note

    December 01, 2008
    Throughout his battle with lymphoma, Jere Patzer, NPUC president, continued to write GLEANER editorials. This is the story he submitted just a few weeks before his death. This is what he wanted to leave with you as we enter the Christmas season of...
  • Jesus Wept

    December 01, 2008
    Perhaps they had spent hours together swapping stories and experiences, carpenter stuff like mortise and tenon joints. Maybe Lazarus was pretty handy with tools too.Whatever the history, when the Master stood before the tomb, my Bible simply says,...
  • FYI December 2008

    December 01, 2008
    WWU Accepted Into NAIAWalla Walla University has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The application was approved by the NAIA Council of Presidents in September.The NAIA is the governing body for athletic prog...
  • Remembering Jere...

    December 01, 2008
    "A prince in Israel has fallen! He left like he lived. Quietly. Graciously. With gentle dignity. Without demands or harsh words or even a frown, he surrendered himself, a tired gentleman and statesman, into the waiting arms of his Savior. Good-bye...
  • FYI December 2008

    December 01, 2008
    WWU Accepted Into NAIAWalla Walla University has been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The application was approved by the NAIA Council of Presidents in September.The NAIA is the governing body for athletic prog...
  • Jesus Wept

    December 01, 2008
    Perhaps they had spent hours together swapping stories and experiences, carpenter stuff like mortise and tenon joints. Maybe Lazarus was pretty handy with tools too.Whatever the history, when the Master stood before the tomb, my Bible simply says,...
  • Remembering Jere...

    December 01, 2008
    "A prince in Israel has fallen! He left like he lived. Quietly. Graciously. With gentle dignity. Without demands or harsh words or even a frown, he surrendered himself, a tired gentleman and statesman, into the waiting arms of his Savior. Good-bye...

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