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September 16, 2019

The Gift of Peace

When I was seven years old, my life changed drastically and forever. Until then, I had been very close to my father. One night, suddenly and unexpectedly, he passed away —...

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September 15, 2019

Wise Counsel

Since I turned 70, I have become short-tempered. I feel worthless when God seems to ignore my desires to serve the kingdom. I also feel hopeless when social inequities such as...

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September 14, 2019

Freedom

When I walk our dog, Oliver, at the park off-leash, he loves to run ahead, sniffing the trees and chasing the squirrels. Allowing him the liberty to enjoy the park on...

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September 13, 2019

Fishing for People

Recently I took my five-year-old grandson Daylen on a fishing trip. He was very excited to possibly catch a fish even though he had no idea what he would do with...

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September 12, 2019

Called to Obey

As I pushed my baby in his pram down the road, I prayed with each step. I was in the middle of another bout of anxiety and depression as a result...

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September 11, 2019

Life in Community

As I rushed to the front door one Tuesday morning, my husband stopped me. “Have you seen this?” he asked, pointing to the television screen. I glanced over my shoulder and...

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September 10, 2019

Abundant Peace

When our 4-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, my wife and I dropped everything and took up residence for a week in our son’s room at the local children’s hospital. We...

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September 9, 2019

Full Access

Three days of heavy rain left our area saturated with overflowing streams, causing full drainage ditches, soggy yards, and flooded roads between the hills. Orange barrels and “Road Closed” signs blocked...

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September 8, 2019

Contentment

I loved to rock my babies and grandbabies. My youngest daughter always enjoyed snuggling in my arms; with her many health concerns she often felt ill and needed comfort. I would...

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Vulnerability

“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.