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February 23, 2018

The Family of God

For our wedding anniversary, my husband and I received a picture designed with letter tiles from a Scrabble game. The letters created a crossword puzzle with my name, my husband’s name,...

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February 22, 2018

Orange Plastic Easter Egg

I was awakened by the phone ringing at 6:00 a.m., and like any parent I immediately feared bad news about my children. Instead, I was alerted to a raging fire that...

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February 21, 2018

God’s Porch

While I was visiting my friend in South Carolina, we loved to sink into the wicker chairs on her porch, sip our morning coffee, and chat about anything and everything. Some...

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February 20, 2018

Do Not Worry

Eight years ago when I faced the decision of whether to leave a good job in order to care for my children full time, God spoke to me through today’s quoted...

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February 19, 2018

Something Better

When our children were young, their curious minds often attracted them to things they should not be touching. My natural response tended toward what I called a “King Kong” approach: ripping...

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February 18, 2018


When my children were young, our family had fun playing with sparklers — those wand-like fireworks that emit colorful sparks and flashes. They enjoyed watching the sparklers swirl in the air,...

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February 17, 2018

Crying Out to the Lord

Scripture is filled with people who faced dangers and trials. What was it like for David when he was in the wilderness, fleeing from Saul? Perhaps David was as overwhelmed and...

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February 16, 2018

Bread of Life

In our small, rural county food pantries are sprouting up in many towns, supported by local churches. One church set an example of meeting the needs of children who qualify for...

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February 15, 2018

River of God’s Love

I once stood in the middle of the Mississippi River. I was on vacation north of Itasca, Minnesota, and I stood on a log that spanned the few feet from bank...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .