January 25, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 1 (November 1996) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1996||Patience|
There are two different ways to wait for something. You can nag and complain.... The other way is to wait patiently until it is finished. If it's some long-term thing it helps not think about it constantly. This is not easy to do unless you ask the Lord to help you.
February 8, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 2 (Spring 1997) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1997||Kindness|
It is easier to be kinder to our friends.... But the Lord has grace for us to get along with the people we do live with.... We may think, why does someone in my family always have to irritate me? But remember, that if we never had any trials we would never grow.
February 22, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 3 (Summer 1997) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1997||Trust|
The Lord doesn't do things under pressure. He just refuses to. We aren't going to help the Lord by trying to hurry things up a bit. The longer we try to "make it work," the longer the Lord leaves us alone with our problem.
March 3, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 4 (Fall 1997) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1997||Trials|
God is always giving us trials that are open doors. Every single trial we have is a chance to be an example, to show someone what Christ was like. Oh, dear sisters, take those privileges to be examples seriously! They are so important!
December 1, 2009
|There Shall Come a Falling Away | Mark P. Spinks, 1997||Compromise|
Surely it is worthwhile to carefully review all the evidence that can be accumulated about these spiritual disasters.... God is able to open the eyes of our understanding that we may avoid the same errors where others have made shipwreck.
March 8, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 5 (Winter/Spring 1998) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1998||Submission|
How many of us, when we had planned to have a day in town, but have to stay to watch our little siblings, say, "Sure, Mama, whatever works out is fine with me"? Or, when [some plan] doesn't work out... you don't even question why it couldn't be made to work?
April 5, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 6 (Summer 1998) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1998||Love|
Love "endureth all things." What?... Does God really have grace for me to love my little sister who cut two big holes in a cross-stitch that took two years to complete?!... If He loved [the Jews who crucified Him], can not I find grace in my heart to love her?
March 29, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 7 (Fall 1998) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1998||Encouragement|
I have found His way is best in my own life. When I commit all my thoughts and ideas, hopes and plans to God, how beautifully He works all things out than if I struggle in my own strength!... The Lord had led to me to higher ground to see what really matters.
March 11, 2003
|The Handmaid of the Lord | Mark P. Spinks, 1998||Obedience|
Now a handmaid's position in life is a very humble position.... they're the folks that are around to do whatever the mistress says to do.... It's not that she does great, big tasks all the time; it's the little things—I'm here; I'm ready for service; I'm at hand.
February 7, 2004
|Dear Princess, Number 10 (Summer 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Trust|
I am satisfied that God knew we would not know what we were doing. He meant for us to voluntarily trust Him by turning from our own ideas and opinions and placing our hand in His hand for guidance. He designed the thing so that we would absolutely need a guide.
February 15, 2004
|Dear Princess, Number 11 (Fall 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Obedience|
We also each have the town in front of us that God calls us to walk in. What is the town? It is God's way. It seems dark, uncertain, not promising a light, easy life. It calls us to give up our choice things—the things, people, places that are most dear to our hearts.
September 13, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 8 (Winter 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Patience|
I have just been thanking the Lord for helping me to choose Him completely in my youth and wait on the Lord for a companion. It surely pays! I was 29 before I married and the wait seemed so long then, but now it seems like nothing! I am so glad I waited on God.
November 29, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 9 (Spring 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Modesty|
Take everything to the Word of God and measure it to see whether it be of God or man. If it doesn't line up... then we know that it isn't truth. What better guide do we have than the Word of God? We cannot go wrong if we bring everything and measure it to the Bible.
July 1, 2007
|How Two Little Boys Stopped Fighting | Mark P. Spinks, 1999||Salvation|
My brother arrived, and I faltered between being fascinated and being enraged. At one point, disgusted by the lack of ability to "play"... and irritated by his crying, I earnestly and sincerely suggested to my parents, "Let's take that baby and throw him in the river!"
December 4, 2002
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 1 (June 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Trials|
But Irene didn't listen. "Hurry now! Mom said she needed us to get the weeding done this afternoon. You can pick flowers later." Rosie turned quickly to hide the tears that were rolling down her cheeks. Irene didn't understand! It just wasn't fair!
April 12, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 2 (August 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Giving|
As Daniel watched her turn sadly away, his memory verse came back to mind.... If Rosie had the new pole, he thought, I would want her to share with me. Daniel looked at his little fish and bit the corner of his lip. Jesus would want me to share.
April 26, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 3 (October 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Work|
Rosie felt a small smile creep onto her face. Maybe this would be fun after all! She quickly picked up a jar and looked at its dusty bottom. "And we must remember," she said, as most grown-up as she could, "that the king doesn't like one speck of dirt!"
May 10, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 4 (December 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Love|
As he helped his father get ready for the feast, Ethan kept wondering who the Rabbi was after all. While they were working on their booth, he got up the courage to ask, "Father, do you really think the Rabbi is the Messiah? Is he our conqueror, or not?"