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June 24, 2019

Limited Vision

After breakfast, my husband, daughter, and I hurried to the observation car of the train eager to see the way ahead. The side and back windows were all clear, allowing us...

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June 23, 2019

Encountering God

More than 30 years ago, I was working at a faith-based human-services agency. On a dangerously cold night, we kept our building open so that three men could come in off...

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June 22, 2019

More than Skin Deep

Lately when I look in the mirror, I notice the inevitable signs of aging. It is hard to accept in a culture where we are bombarded by commercials for pricey skin...

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June 21, 2019

Finding Rest

My wife, Mercy, lay on the hospital bed, struggling with severe pain as cancer cells spread through her body. Even then she enjoyed hearing and singing Christian songs. She rested her...

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June 20, 2019

Active Participation

As I entered my fitness center in January, I noticed many new faces — people armed with their New Year’s resolutions to get fit. But as I did my usual circuit,...

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June 19, 2019

Now Is the Time

The person who co-teaches a Bible class with me is always proclaiming what a great era we are living in. Some people readily agree, but a few roll their eyes as...

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June 18, 2019

Sowing God’s Word

In my retirement I have taken on the challenge of distributing New Testaments to people I meet. One day, I visited a friend who wanted me to read to him from...

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June 17, 2019


“Grandma, we’ve got a problem!” That’s my grandson Cesare’s favorite phrase. At this point I remind him that we have an opportunity for God to find a solution. Problems do indeed...

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June 16, 2019

Our Father’s Business

My father taught his children many valuable lessons — the foremost being that we were to revere the name of God at all times and to honor the love and unity...

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