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November 27, 2020

Power in Weakness

There’s an old spiritual that begins: “I don’t feel no ways tired.” The song goes on to say that even though the road is not easy, God has been with us...

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November 26, 2020

Always Grateful

In several countries around the world, including my home country of Brazil, people celebrate a day of thanksgiving. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day brings together family members, friends, and neighbors....

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November 25, 2020

Every Step

I wear a fitness tracker on my wrist that logs the steps I take each day. Some days — like the time my family and I walked more than thirty thousand...

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November 24, 2020

All God’s Children

In the mid-1950s, I was a teenager working with some men loading turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We worked hard putting the turkeys in crates and loading them on trucks,...

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November 23, 2020

God’s Favor

During my training as a teacher, I had to implement a reward program in a classroom. Students earned tokens for good behavior and excellent work. These were traded on selected days...

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November 22, 2020

New Growth

One morning I looked at my flowerpots, and I was sad to see that they were overgrown with grass and weeds because I had neglected them. I decided to tend to...

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November 21, 2020


I’ve said and done many things I’m not proud of in my life. When I consider these transgressions, I wish I could go back in time and skip committing them in...

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November 20, 2020

A Pillar of Fire

Backyard bonfires are one of my favorite childhood memories. Recently, my neighbor had one in her yard. The air smelled like smoke from burning wood, and the dark summer sky glowed...

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November 19, 2020

Something New

There is a legend about a cook preparing a meal one night about 2,000 years ago. As he stirred together a few ordinary kitchen ingredients, the mixture suddenly exploded, which led...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.