Tag Archives: Corrie ten Boom

no pit so deep

“There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still.” (Betsie ten Boom’s words, recorded for us by her sister, Corrie, in The Hiding Place. Betsie speaks of the evil seen and experienced in her WWII concentration camp, where … Continue reading

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Unforeseen? Or part of a pattern?

“As my health returned, I was able to use my eyes longer. I had been sustaining myself from my Scriptures a verse at a time; now like a starving man I gulped entire Gospels at a reading, seeing whole the … Continue reading

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He sees the upper and we the under

My life is but a weaving Between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside. Not ’til … Continue reading

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encourage one another with these words

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was … Continue reading

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She’s living it

We sat over coffee. Me thrilled for her. And she thrilled for herself. She, who’s nearing what our culture would call the “retirement years,” who’s almost to the age when she and her husband could relax, play golf, and live … Continue reading

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knowledge too heavy

As a young girl, seated next to her father in a train compartment, Corrie ten Boom asked her father about sex. His thoughtful answer, protective and full of wisdom toward his young daughter, reminds me to trust my heavenly Father’s … Continue reading

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when a train goes through a tunnel

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. (Corrie ten Boom, 1892-1983) _________________________________ Corrie ten Boom lived through a sort of … Continue reading

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Struck by His work in her

A dear friend and I talked once of how we wished we had the time to reread two different books — The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss — at least once a year. (At the time, we … Continue reading

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