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When I was growing up, people always told me to trust God. I never really understood why or how. I mean, nobody can see God. So I wondered, What problems can...

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March 17, 2019

My Loaves and Fishes

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March 16, 2019

The Good Old Days

As my wife and I anticipate the upcoming wedding of our only child, we have begun to reminisce about “the good old days” when our daughter was a toddler, and about...

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March 15, 2019

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I love my father. He is an ordinary man. He did not have great wealth, but he did not waver in his efforts to make sure his children could be successful....

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March 12, 2019

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"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.