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November 18, 2019

Servant Heart

For six weeks my broken knee had limited my ability to do things for myself. When my friend offered to come over and care for my feet, I reluctantly accepted. She...

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November 17, 2019

Our Prime Meridian

On a ministry trip, I stopped in London and spent a day at the Greenwich Observatory, from which all time zones of the world are measured: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It’s...

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November 16, 2019

Guide Our Steps

A few months after my graduation from high school, I found myself running to find a safe place to hide. My native country had broken into a war (genocide) that killed...

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November 15, 2019

Faithful in Service

“Bob is celebrating his 90th birthday next week,” I remarked to my husband. “I could get him a card and bake him something. He’s been so lonely since his wife went...

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November 14, 2019

God Provides

In today’s passage, Jesus sends out the twelve disciples to teach and heal. I believe we are all called to follow Jesus’ command by sharing the gospel and leading others to...

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November 13, 2019

Letting Go

It was almost noon, and I was anxious. I was waiting to see if I was going to get a delivery of shingles medication that has to be started soon after...

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November 12, 2019

The God Box

A retired homebuilder and cabinet maker, my brother Lee maintained a carpentry shop in his backyard and continued to work there after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. For years he had...

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November 11, 2019

Celebrate

Recently, my mother went home to be with the Lord. Even though she lived her 83 years to the fullest, my heart was still broken. I wanted her memorial to emulate...

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November 10, 2019

Trust

One day last summer, I decided to go swimming. It was a windy day with few people on the beach — only some surfers taking pleasure on the waves. I admired...

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In Solitude

"In solitude we discover that we are not what we do but what we are given; that we are not the result of our judgments but born out of God's love." Read more.