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December 7, 2021

Trust in the Lord

Our family recently lost my daughter-in-law Evelyn, and she will be deeply missed. Joy, the youngest of her 11 grandchildren, loved to run to her, wrap her arms around her legs,...

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December 6, 2021

Godly Interruptions

Recently my wife, Gwen, and I were on vacation in San Juan. Because there was no coffee available at our hotel, I took an early-morning stroll and found a fast-food restaurant...

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December 5, 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent

My third grandchild, Tinlie, arrived in the midst of my chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Discovering that an aggressive form of the disease was invading my body, I was devastated. Yet...

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December 4, 2021

Reconciling Love

If ever anyone had reason to hold on to resentment, it was Esau. His younger brother Jacob stole his birthright by trickery and deceit. (See Genesis 27:1-41.) And yet, Esau forgave...

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December 3, 2021

Finding God

When I was a senior in high school, one of my friends decided to start a weekly Bible study for the school and invited everyone to come and worship. I was...

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December 2, 2021

Fully Charged

I was listening to some music on my portable CD player one day when suddenly the music sounded distorted and muffled. It was all jumbled, and it hardly sounded like music...

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December 1, 2021

No Need to Fear

I work in Kansas, which is a long way from my home in south-central Pennsylvania. After spending a wonderful week at home over Christmas with family and friends, I couldn’t sleep...

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November 30, 2021

A Masterpiece

For the past few years, I have been studying how to paint with oils. At first, the technique was overwhelming. However, I am beginning to feel more comfortable with each new...

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November 29, 2021

Worries into Prayers

Worry is a natural, human response to challenging situations. Years ago I contracted life-threatening malaria and typhoid fever, and I worried I would die. Then one day I felt God saying,...

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