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January 27, 2021

Promises in Uncertainty

When the future seems uncertain and I don’t know what I can hold on to and trust, I find it helpful to remind myself of three of God’s promises from scripture....

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January 26, 2021

In the Moment

Recently a friend told me of his plan to travel to the other side of Australia to see the wildflowers. I told him of my experiences in the Fitzgerald River National...

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January 25, 2021

God’s Support

An overwhelming number of commitments and a weighty course load left me physically and spiritually exhausted at the end of the college semester. To make matters worse, the weather seemed to...

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January 24, 2021

Our Strength

Backpacking in the Grand Canyon was a dream come true. After weeks of training, I had arrived and was reveling in the beauty. On the fifth and last day, when our...

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January 23, 2021

Goodness and Mercy

For 11 years I worked in the province of Huambo, Angola, as pastor and superintendent for a group of churches in my area. In 2017, I was appointed to the province...

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January 22, 2021

God’s Wonderful Gift

“Let me finish typing this page,” or “I’ll come as soon as I make one quick phone call.” As a busy pastor, I often said such things to my husband. People...

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January 21, 2021

An Invitation

One day when I was sitting at my kitchen table, I bent down to pick up a dropped utensil. I noticed a single, tiny ant wandering aimlessly on my ceramic tile...

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January 20, 2021

Opportunity to Share

I am an extrovert, but I find it intimidating to talk openly about Christ and following him. I feel at a loss for words, nervous of how my message will be...

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January 19, 2021

Patient Witness

As a pastor, I rarely saw significant impact from my sermons, confirmation classes, home and hospital visits, radio and television broadcasts, committee meetings, or any other work. But Jesus’ parable of...

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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.” 

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