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September 25, 2021

Practice Makes Perfect

A friend expressed surprise when I played a Chopin waltz after decades of neglecting the piano. I explained that it was muscle memory — the reason why we all can quickly...

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September 24, 2021

Patient Gardener

My father was quite the backyard gardener. Vegetables and fruit trees shared a small rectangular plot. He planted every spring, and he harvested through summer and fall. When my father died,...

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September 23, 2021

Dark Night with God

On a Saturday morning several years ago, my best friend died in an accident. I spent much of the day with his family, but it wasn’t until that night in bed,...

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September 22, 2021

Let Us Be One

During my first stay outside of my country, I attended a church of a different denomination from my own. I enjoyed months of communion and traditional hymns with the congregation. When...

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September 21, 2021

Called to Help

In today’s reading after Elijah commanded a drought, God made all the arrangements for Elijah to survive. It is amazing to me how God takes care of God’s people. I imagine...

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September 20, 2021

Facing Change

I watched my mom cry before I turned and walked away, off to my college dorm. I was the first to leave, and she couldn’t handle it. I nearly couldn’t either....

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September 19, 2021

The Vulnerability of Love

I was kneeling on the floor, holding a long, green sock. A few days earlier, my husband had undergone knee-replacement surgery, and it was my job to change the special compression...

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September 18, 2021

Making a Way

In January, I made the difficult decision to leave my job. After completing my paralegal certification in February, I began looking for a job, sending out application after application. I felt...

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September 17, 2021

A Balanced Life

In aerobics class I learned a new exercise that incorporates stretching and balance. A deep lunge forward is followed by rising up on one’s toes and pausing, arms extended outward. It...

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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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