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       Corrie Ten Boom
       1892–1983
      
       Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch, Christian, Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II.
      
       Corrie was living with her older sister and her father in Haarlem when Holland surrendered to the Nazis. She was 48, unmarried and worked as a watchmaker in the shop that her grandfather had started in 1837.
      
       Corrie's involvement with the Dutch underground began with her acts of kindness in giving temporary shelter to her Jewish neighbors who were being driven out of their homes. Soon the word spread, and more and more people came to her home for shelter. As quickly as she would find places for them, more would arrive.
      
       She returned to Germany in 1946, and traveled the world as a public speaker, appearing in over sixty countries, during which time she wrote many books.
      
       Her autobiography, The Hiding Place, was later made into a movie of the same name. In December, 1967, Ten Boom was honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel.
      
       In 1977, Ten Boom, then 85 years old, moved to Orange, California. Successive strokes in 1978 took away her powers of speech and communication and left her an invalid for the last five years of her life. She died on her birthday, April 15, 1983, at the age of 91.


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Let God's promises shine on your problems.

    Topics: Adversity

Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.

    Topics: Christmas

It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand!

    Topics: Discipline

Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding.

    Topics: Encouragement, Intercession, Discernment

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.

    Topics: Faith

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.

    Topics: Faith, Adversity, Trust

It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.

    Topics: Faith

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog-the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.

    Topics: Faith

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

    Topics: Forgiveness, The Heart

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

    Topics: God, Trust, The Future

Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Service

The best learning I had came from teaching.

    Topics: Learning

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