“For your sakes he became poor.”

“For your sakes he became poor.” – 2 Corinthians 8:9 The Lord Jesus Christ was eternally rich, glorious, and exalted; but “though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor.” As the rich saint cannot be true in his communion with his poor brethren unless of his substance he ministers to their necessities, so (the same rule holding with the head as between the members), it is impossible that our Divine Lord could have had fellowship with us … Read More

Betty’s Swedish Pepparkakor

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Pepparkakor are the most traditional of all Swedish Christmas cookies. The fragrance of these cookies, along with their attractive appearance, combine to make them a vital part of the Christmas celebration. Each family, or at least each village, in Sweden seems to have its own version of this recipe. This was my mother’s, or perhaps my maternal grandmother’s. 1 cup butter 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon dark corn syrup 2 teaspoons soda 1 tablespoon warm … Read More

God’s Provision for Our Life

“The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.” – Proverbs 16:33 If the disposal of the lot is the Lord’s, whose is the arrangement of our whole life? If the simple casting of a lot is guided by Him, how much more the events of our entire life — especially when we are told by our blessed Saviour: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered: not a sparrow falleth to … Read More

Elizabeth’s Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients 4 quarts popped popcorn (unbuttered and plain) 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup butter 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Place sugar, molasses, water, butter, and salt in a saucepan. Cook, stirring continually, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches 270 degrees or until a small drop of the mixture forms a hard ball when added to cold water in a water glass. This process may take several … Read More

“Thou, O God, hast prepared of Thy goodness for the poor.”

“Thou, O God, hast prepared of Thy goodness for the poor.” — Psalm 68:10 All God’s gifts are prepared gifts laid up in store for wants foreseen. He anticipates our needs; and out of the fulness which He has treasured up in Christ Jesus, He provides of His goodness for the poor. You may trust Him for all the necessities that can occur, for He has infallibly foreknown every one of them. He can say of us in all conditions, … Read More

God’s Delays in Answering Prayer

“Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you.” – Isaiah 30:18 God often DELAYS IN ANSWERING PRAYER. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day – he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that “the thorn in the flesh” might … Read More

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