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The New Preacher and the Bus Driver

We at WTNESS.ORG don't like to make a practice of posting here God stories that we have not heard from someone we know personally. We like to keep this website credible.  This story may or may not be real, but nonetheless, it makes a good point that can help all of us Christians stay true to Jesus all of the time.
-- Bill Griffin.

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had…

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Quiet Heros Who Don’t Make the News

When I just live my life normally I don't even notice them. But when I pay attention, I see more evidence of quiet Christian heros than I expected I should. Here are three.

One day I was driving to work at 6:30am and passed by a Walgreens where the local blind beggar named Frank normally sits and sells pencils all day (yes, that is still done in some places). What was different was that he was surrounded by all of his earthly belongings... two jammed suitcases, a wheelchair, and about 7 huge black garbage bags full of stuff. I was concerned about what this meant, but had to make my…

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Unusual reaction to buying a new car – from a Christian perspective

We / I got a new car this past Saturday. It's the one I'll be using, but it belongs to my wife and I. It's only the third new car either of us has had, so it should be an experience that comes across as really special. But I'm noticing that despite the cool new features... Ford Sync voice activation where I can tell it to "Call Mary" or "Get Directions", the cool body styling, the smooth transmission and acceleration, the leather seats, the on-dash multi-purpose displays, the great gas mileage,... I'm finding myself only moderately excited for it. I have not had the urge to show it off…

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God’s Words inspire an ex married couple to turn their hate into friendship

This a story about how God's words can completely change a relationship between two people.

My mother and father had a horribly messy divorce in 1985. Like so many others of their generation, the marriage was one of convenience, based far more on an exchange of services (e.g. housekeeping for a paycheck) Never in my memory did they have what you could define as a happy or loving relationship. There were many confrontations over the years, some of them violent.

Christmas day, 1984 was a fight for the record books. My wife Pat and I arrived at my parents' house mid-afternoon. Usually…

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Understanding the motivation and feelings of a Pro-Life Organizer

This very touching posting was submitted to this blog on the day before Christmas, 2011 by a friend and medical sonographer Mike Stack (he has done ultrasound exams for thousands of pregnant women). At that time I replied to Mike that the topic of abortion was too politically charged for this particular blog, which is trying to present the real life stories of Christians to web surfers who are curious about us Christians, and want to see what makes us tick without feeling hit over the head with salesmanship or rhetoric, even if the writer was not intending to hit anyone over the head.…

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This man has no arms and no legs. Why does he not curse God?

Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. Yet he loves God and Jesus Christ. How is that possible? In a 7-minute YouTube video, Nick tells his own story to a group of school children. Link provided below.

His main points:

  • If I fall and think I can't get up, I haven't failed until I stop trying. Only then will it be true that I can't get up. But if I keep trying, there's always hope, and the possibility that I will get back up.
  • Sometimes you have doubts about what is going to happen in the future, and it scares you.
  • But I found my strength in Jesus Christ.
  • My victory is not…
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The Choice

If someone put a gun to my head and said "CHOOSE! Choose between death or rejecting Jesus", I would choose death. I would make that choice, because my life wouldn't be worth living anymore without the one thing that brings me sanity. The one thing that has saved me from sin.

You see years ago, I found myself falling into masturbation again and again. Unable to stop myself and always feeling rotten after doing it. Married and with children, it still occurred. One night, as the urge was overcoming me again, I said a simple prayer, "Jesus, I'm going to do this... unless you stop me.…

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Nick Vujicic on why he is happy with his life… without arms or legs

In a video interview of Nick Vujicic (located on his website), Nick talks frankly about his condition and about his frame of mind. He explains how it is possible for him to be genuinely happy, despite the fact that he has no limbs, except for what he calls his “chicken drum stick” (partial left foot). He attributes his happiness to his deep and two-way relationship with God. As I listen to him, I do not get the sense that he is parroting someone’s written spiel. I do not get the sense that he has fooled himself. I get the sense Nick has encountered a very real friend who provides…

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