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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

Forgiveness

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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November 18, 2020

The Card

I am involved in two ministries at my church. It’s not a large church, and it sometimes seems like a relatively small number of people do most of the work. So...

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November 17, 2020

Humility

One of my joys in retirement has been finding more time to read the Bible. I have been amazed by how many verses and stories pertain to humility. They have prompted...

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November 16, 2020

What Can I Do?

I don’t enjoy cooking or washing dishes. So when members of the church prepare dinner each night of revival meetings, I don’t volunteer. “Are you going to be here to help?”...

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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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