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The Swans and I
When I am striving for a higher sense of the omnipresence and love of God, I often think of our family of swans. They have taught me many lessons during the several summers I have observed them closely.
In many ways the parent birds exemplify the qualities derived from God, good, that human parents try to express. For instance, the cygnets are taught to fend for themselves from the day they are hatched. All members of the family take a short swim—father in front, mother following, the babies very close to her.
Each day after that they swim a little farther away from the nest. Up and down the lake they go, stopping here and there for nibbles under the water, handouts from humans on shore, a rest on a nearby island, or the exploration of a deep inlet.
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Does God Really Exist?
John K. Daniels
The Swans and I
NORMA JEAN THOMAS
Man is Never Separated from God
God Answers a "Mayday" Call
MICHAEL ANTHONY WEST
I Believe in God
God: The Friend of Man
EVELYN M. PINNELL
God Cares for You, Too!
The Importance of Knowing God
The Logic of Knowing What God Knows
Carl J. Welz
I am unable to put into words my sincere appreciation of the...
Ada Frances Powell
I am humbly grateful to God
Grethe Betty Stern
In 1937, I was suffering from a severe attack of dermatitis
Ellis Gulliver with contributions from Irene M. Houtman