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July 16, 2019

I Choose You

I was in the prison yard reading my Bible when another inmate approached me and began to tell me about some issues he was dealing with. I talked to him for...

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July 15, 2019

New Purpose

Many years ago, an auto accident resulted in the traumatic amputation of my left leg and compression fractures of five vertebrae in my back. I was in the army at the...

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July 14, 2019

Peace in the Storm

For the first time in all the years I had lived in Florida, a hurricane threatened our home. I had seen the destruction that is created in the wake of a...

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July 13, 2019

Children Know Better

One day as we were preparing for an outing, my four-year-old son said that we should pray before we left. When asked what he would like to pray for, he said,...

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July 12, 2019


My cat, Max, isn’t very smart, but he is very affectionate and loves people. Every day at breakfast, he puts his paws on my leg for his morning head scratch. When...

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July 11, 2019

Sacred Relationships

In 2014, I learned that I had a brain tumor. After five hours of surgery, doctors determined the tumor to be inoperable. Instead, I had to undergo radiation to shrink the...

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July 10, 2019

A Simple Ministry

One day while we were waiting for the bus, my mother talked to the attendant about his need for Christ. I noticed he listened carefully and that her witness made an...

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July 9, 2019

Every Detail Matters

On a hot April afternoon, I went to pick up my five-year-old from school. We had to walk because we couldn’t afford the transport fare. I was in a hurry, sweating...

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July 8, 2019


Today’s quoted verse is one of the most popular scripture verses to memorize. And it should be. It’s a lovely, encouraging verse. But a lot of people don’t realize that this...

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An Anchor to Hold

“One of the most pressing spiritual needs of our service men and women is to have a sense of rootedness whether at home or in combat, . . . an anchor to hold on to when everything is going to pieces.” Support The Upper Room Chaplains' Ministry.