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August 11, 2020

Two Brothers

As the older of two brothers, I have always felt that the elder brother in the story of the prodigal son has been treated unfairly. To me, his objections are justified....

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August 10, 2020

God’s Help

Everything went wrong that week. Three managers usually ran the assisted-living floor, but one was on maternity leave and another needed emergency heart surgery. Still, I managed all the resident and...

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August 9, 2020

Our Gifts and Our Service

When I finished the sermon, I prepared to celebrate Holy Communion. Seeing Lina near the chancel, I asked her to assist me in serving the elements. After the worship service, Lina’s...

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August 8, 2020

People of Peace

Last fall, my autistic son was struggling in school with an impatient, inexperienced teacher. After daily unpleasant encounters, he became anxious and began to lose his love for learning. As his...

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August 7, 2020

Restored

When I became ill and my business failed, I was abandoned by people who were close to me. Some people thought that I must have committed a great sin and was...

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August 6, 2020

An Ever-Present Help

My part of the country has experienced many destructive storms this summer. They often bring large hail — sometimes as big as baseballs — that can crash through windshields of cars,...

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August 5, 2020

The Delight of Prayer

As a part of a prayer chain at our church, I delighted in the opportunity to pray for others. I was able to grow spiritually and offer God’s love to others....

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August 4, 2020

Laying Aside Every Weight

One morning as I prepared for work, I was trying to decide what to carry in my handbag and what to leave behind. The issue was not the handbag’s capacity but...

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August 3, 2020

Keep Singing!

When my wife and I moved into an assisted-living facility, our minds were alert and active, but our bodies were less than strong. As we settled in, I realized that my...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what is it that you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s People and like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”

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