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April 25, 2019

A Great Banquet

My good friend Buck had just died. Only two months before, he was healthy, hale, and hearty — or so we thought. Then he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor...

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April 24, 2019

Make a Joyful Noise

As a young girl, our daughter, Amee, loved to sing in church. She sang with gusto, without worrying whether she was in tune or off-key. She simply praised God with all...

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April 23, 2019

A New Creation

On weekends, my husband and I enjoy watching a house-renovation TV show. I am always excited to watch the transformation of an old, broken building into a functional home. Sometimes the...

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April 22, 2019

Caring for Creation

To me, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. When I look at the green and varied landscapes, it’s easy to see that only...

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April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday

“Wow!” the visitor exclaimed to her companions as they entered the cathedral on Easter morning. Their sense of wonder and astonishment was palpable as they gazed around the transformed sacred space,...

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April 20, 2019

Dawn Will Break

One night my young son, Nevin, came to me. Crying, he told me that he didn’t want to be alone; he wanted to stay with me. I held him, and I...

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April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Avocados are one of my favorite fruits, so I decided to try to grow an avocado plant. Following the tips I found online, I stuck four toothpicks into the seed so...

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April 18, 2019

Sacred Moments

Every now and again as I head down the country road toward home after church, a sight I love to see comes into view. Lined on both sides of the road,...

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April 17, 2019

Church at Its Best

When our son was killed in a motorcycle accident, our church family surrounded us with their love. I do not know that we would have survived emotionally had it not been...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .