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August 18, 2022

Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

This verse puzzled me the first time I read it. How can thanksgiving be a sacrifice? I thought a sacrifice was supposed to be something difficult. What’s so hard about being...

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August 17, 2022

Enduring Care

I was in shock when, in my late twenties, my life came to an abrupt halt because of a significant injury to my lower back. For months I was confined to...

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August 16, 2022

Encouraging Messages

“Trust in the Lord.” “You are making a difference.” “You can count on my prayers for you today.” These notes and many more were written by Craig — one of my...

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August 15, 2022

Remembering God’s Word

When I was in the fifth grade I attended a one-room country school. Once a year we had Achievement Day with contests for spelling and penmanship, among others. To prepare for...

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August 14, 2022

The Bedspread

When I was young, my mother taught me how to knit and cross-stitch. These skills have given me many hours of pleasure through the years. I am now in my seventies,...

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August 13, 2022

Building Strength

I had made many visits to various practitioners for my back pain, but nothing was working. This time, the doctor pointed out that while sitting on the exam table, I was...

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August 12, 2022

Let Go and Let God

“Let go and let God” is a phrase I have often heard Christians use to encourage someone to consciously surrender a situation to the will of God. One particular experience put...

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August 11, 2022

In Any Place

One day on the bus ride home the only other passenger was a young man with his pet dog. I sat down beside him. He had a nice smile, and he...

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August 10, 2022

Transitions

As I reflect on the days of lifting weights in my youth, I remember how much I hated changing the amount of weight on the bar between lifts. Sometimes the transition...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. 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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