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December 9, 2022

My Old Bird Feeder

I looked out into the backyard and smiled at the sight of the old bird feeder dangling from its hook. A handful of seeds remained from the winter, and the sound...

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December 8, 2022


For a year, my sister, Chinwe, and I had excitedly planned her son’s destination wedding. Three days before the wedding, I flew from Lagos to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with decorations for...

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December 7, 2022

Divine Examples

My mother grew up in a large family whose meals came mostly from their own land and animals. They were not poor, but they had as many mouths to feed every...

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December 6, 2022

Resurrection Hope

On a particularly beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon, I was lying on a grassy hillside not far from where I lived. The sun was warm, and fluffy white clouds floated in a...

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December 5, 2022

Never without Help

I remember the day I received the email telling me that I had been accepted to a master’s degree program in a different country. I was sitting in the airport when...

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December 4, 2022

2nd Sunday of Advent

In Sri Lanka, the island nation where I was born, Christmas is celebrated by all people regardless of their background or religion. When we read Luke 2:14, we see that no...

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December 3, 2022

By God’s Grace

Several years ago, I had an eating disorder that threatened to destroy everything I held dear. During my darkest days, I became a shadow of my former self. I lied to...

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December 2, 2022

On God’s Mind

I remember in high school when we were learning basic science. We were given a cup with soil and a bean seed inside to take home. We were assigned the task...

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December 1, 2022


On the interstate, I strained to see the road ahead. High-beam lights from the pickup truck behind me shined through my car’s back window and reflected off my windshield and mirrors....

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