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June 12, 2021

Beyond Words

One morning during the winter of 2011, I woke unable to speak. I panicked because I worked as a professional singer and voice-over artist. Little did I know it would be...

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June 11, 2021

Always with Us

When my wife and I babysit our granddaughter, she doesn’t always cooperate when it is time for her to go to bed. She cries as we put her in her crib...

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June 10, 2021

Unique

As a five-foot-tall teenager with a poor complexion, I was always on the receiving end of jokes. My so-called friends called me by nicknames that referenced my height, and my well-meaning...

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June 9, 2021

Now and Always

The COVID-19 pandemic filled me with anxiety. The waiting and disruption of normal life made me think of the time when my friend Jane, a hairstylist, injured both hands and became...

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June 8, 2021

The Woodpecker

I heard it again. I woke up to the same sound that I had heard every morning for the previous three weeks: da, da, da, da, da in rapid succession. When...

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June 7, 2021

A Green Ribbon

After one of my meditations appeared in Csendes Percek, the Hungarian edition of The Upper Room, I received a letter. It was from an 86-year-old woman who had read my meditation,...

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June 6, 2021

The Landscape of Life

Walking through the pasture on an early spring day, I noticed all the tender new sprouts pushing their way through the rich soil. At my feet were hundreds of tiny flowers...

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June 5, 2021

Nurturing Love

Six months after I lost my wife of 43 years to cancer, I was still grieving. Heartbreak and depression lingered with me daily. My church family was supportive and my pastor...

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June 4, 2021

Reminders of God

Like many families, we have photos scattered throughout our home. Most of the time they become an unnoticed part of the background. But every now and then I stop to appreciate...

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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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