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Book Signing at Rainbow West Christian Supply

Book Signing at Rainbow West in the Vancouver Mall

Dr. Charles Earl Harrel will be at Rainbow West in the Vancouver Mall on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He will be presenting and autographing his new inspirational book, THE GREATEST MOMENT, and a just-released anthology, GIFTS FROM HEAVEN: True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer, in which Dr. Harrel is a contributing writer.

If you live in the Portland-Vancouver area, drop by and meet the author. All profits from this book-signing event will go to missions.

                    

 Click on the covers for more information about these inspiring books.

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Of Course He Can

 

blind eyes healedOf Course He Can

Read Matthew 21:12–27

Bev slipped in during the worship service and sat quietly in her pew. She enjoyed attending Calvary Temple in Portland, Oregon. She loved the joyful worship and hardly missed a Sunday. During the final song, she stood and raised her hands, but inside, her heart was crying.

She had trouble concentrating on the pastor’s sermon. Thoughts about Monday’s appointment preoccupied her mind. When the altar call came, she wiped away the tears and went forward. Little did anyone know she was going blind.

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them (Matthew 21:14).

I can see nowNext week, Bev came early to church, with two sets of test results tucked into her Bible. After the service, she told Pastor Chuck about her failing eyesight, then handed him both reports. He almost fell over. Bev’s updated diagnosis: 20/20 vision, corrective lenses no longer needed, eye surgery unnecessary. Although the eye doctor was pleased, he had no explanation for her sudden improvement in vision.

Challenge for Today: God still heals at the church altar—go forward and believe.

Quicklook:  Matthew 21:12–17

—Charles Earl Harrel (Pastor Chuck)

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Even a Dog Knows

DogEven a Dog Knows

Read Exodus 10:1 through 12:51

Chuck’s favorite pet, his dog Monique, was born on Valentine’s Day. She had a sweet disposition. Sometimes, while being petted, she smiled back at him, or so it seemed.

Monique enjoyed watching people from the front porch, her tail always wagging as they walked down the sidewalk. For the first two years, Chuck wondered if his dog had a voice impediment, because she never barked or growled. Then one afternoon, she let out a round of barks, surprising everyone. Monique saw someone she didn’t like. Somehow, she sensed the difference between friend and foe.

Most dogs have keen senses, but the dogs in Egypt acquired additional discernment. When God intervened, Egyptian-owned dogs that regularly tormented Hebrews suddenly stopped barking at them. The dogs even left their livestock alone. That night, God made a distinction between the Egyptians, who served false gods, and the Hebrews (Exodus 11:7).

God does not discriminate, but He does differentiate between nonbelievers and believers. Jesus called it sorting sheep from goats. Sadly, only the sheep are bound for heaven.

Thought for Today: On Judgment Day, only our faith distinguishes us.

Quicklook: Exodus 11:1–10

—Charles Earl Harrel (Chuck)

Pray that God would help you surrender your entire heart to Him.

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Monique

My dog Monique