Monthly Archives: February 2012

IRA STANPHILL

Born FEBRUARY 14, 1914 Ira Stanphill was one of Christian music’s most outstanding talents of the 2oth Century. During his life, he traveled throughout the United States and in 40 countries, preaching and singing the songs he’d written. Many of his songs have been published in other languages. The depth … Continue reading

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HANNAH WHITALL SMITH

Born FEBRUARY  7, 1832  It’s true: the woman who wrote the book The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life (1875) lived through plenty of disappointment, difficulty and sorrow. Hannah Whitall (White-hall) Smith’s secret? Draw closer to God in both sunshine and storm. THE POTTER … Continue reading

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DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Born FEBRUARY 4, 1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer understood taking up your cross to follow Jesus (Matthew 10:38). In his book The Cost of Discipleship, he stated, “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” The Lutheran pastor and author understood … Continue reading

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