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November 10, 2019

Trust

One day last summer, I decided to go swimming. It was a windy day with few people on the beach — only some surfers taking pleasure on the waves. I admired...

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November 9, 2019

Consistent Faith

Last year my father, my only immediate family member nearby, was deported to Mexico after residing in the United States for nearly 40 years. I had lived with him most of...

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November 8, 2019

Love and Provision

During my second pregnancy, my husband and I moved from Connecticut to Ohio. Since so much around me was new and I was not working, many days with my toddler felt...

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November 7, 2019

Forgiveness

At age fourteen I endured six months of abuse by a classmate. I flinched when her slimy spit hit my face, her fingers jabbed my back on bus rides home, or...

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November 6, 2019

Spiritual Myopia

I was diagnosed with myopia and astigmatism a few years ago. Fellow sufferers know how difficult it is to depend on wearing glasses; but without glasses, everything is blurred and difficult...

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November 5, 2019

Words of Peace

The businessman in line behind me at the post office had a plane to catch. When others waiting in line began idle chat about the slow service, he said, “It’s really...

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November 4, 2019

Created for God’s Purpose

Every November our women’s group hosts a bake sale to raise money for local missions. Our bake sales unite different generations in our church to work as one body. This year...

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November 3, 2019

Sharing

A fire spread quickly through the flats, and the entire building was almost completely destroyed. Over eighty people died in the blaze. Hundreds had become homeless, many left standing in the...

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November 2, 2019

Heavy Burdens

As I was going through the difficult end of a marriage and moving into the even-more-challenging role of a single parent, I became an expert in hiding my emotions. In public...

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The Wondrous Mystery

"If we are disciples of [Jesus'] life, we will above all be reconcilers, seeking always to bring together those who are estranged..." Read more.