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October 14, 2018

Clear Vision

Several years ago after returning from my evening walk I composed these words for my journal: “I saw a tree today, straight and tall, rooted in the clay. Its branches spread...

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October 13, 2018

God’s Call

I grew up going to church with my parents every Sunday. At first I did not understand anything at all and thought that church was only for adults. But as I...

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October 12, 2018

Heaven’s True Beauty

During the 1980s I visited the Philippines on several occasions. I always looked forward to my daily run along a jungle road. It stretched from the city up the mountain through...

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October 11, 2018

Keep Pedaling

Several years ago, I invested in a new bike. I rode around my neighborhood, occasionally down to a nearby park on the shores of Lake Erie, sometimes to my secretarial job...

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October 10, 2018

Praying for One Another

“Do you pray? Would you like me to pray for you and me?” I was lying on the gurney awaiting an operation as I heard these words from my surgeon. After...

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October 9, 2018

Spirit Surfing?

Augusta, Australia, is a great place for the windsurfing enthusiast. Its windy, exposed area is ideal for this sporting activity that appeals to those who are physically fit and who have...

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October 8, 2018

God Loves Me!

As young girls, my friends and I would often pick wild-
flowers from the yard and begin to pluck the petals off, one by one. With each petal, we would quote alternately,...

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October 7, 2018

We Will Do It

In the weekly prayer meeting at our church, one man in the group often closes his prayer with the words, “Please tell us what to do, and we will do it.”...

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October 6, 2018

Last in Line

I must admit that Carl wasn’t my first choice. At the time, he wasn’t even on my radar. I had requested a brown, female bulldog. Unfortunately, the brown beauty died only...

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Amazing Kids

Marlee Whitlock considered a question posed by her church in Indianapolis: How could you use $100 to make the world a better place? Adopted from Ethopia as an infant, Marlee decided that she wanted to help children in her native country. Read more of Marlee's story...