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April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Avocados are one of my favorite fruits, so I decided to try to grow an avocado plant. Following the tips I found online, I stuck four toothpicks into the seed so...

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April 18, 2019

Sacred Moments

Every now and again as I head down the country road toward home after church, a sight I love to see comes into view. Lined on both sides of the road,...

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April 17, 2019

Church at Its Best

When our son was killed in a motorcycle accident, our church family surrounded us with their love. I do not know that we would have survived emotionally had it not been...

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April 16, 2019

What Is Unseen

Everything was ready. I had filled Easter baskets with candy and toys. We had hidden plastic eggs in the newly mown yard where each grandchild would search for the eggs that...

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April 15, 2019


In 1979, I was a relatively young and inexperienced elementary-school teacher with a vague knowledge of Christ gleaned from Sunday school in childhood. Then, in a Scottish teaching journal, I saw...

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April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

Recently I encountered a street sign: “Rough Road, Next 3 Miles.” Immediately my car began to shake and bump. I’m glad I know it’s only three miles, I thought, or I...

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April 13, 2019

“A Child Shall Lead Them”

Because of illness, I haven’t been able to attend church services regularly. However, I did get a surprise and blessing when children from my church knocked on my door one evening...

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April 12, 2019

Bearing Burdens

Sometimes when people receive life-threatening news, they can become stuck on an endless cycle of paralyzing fear. But from the time I was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer, I have been...

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April 11, 2019

Loving God’s Word

When I was a child in Brazil, it was not easy to afford a Bible, especially for my parents. My first Bible was a Christmas gift from my uncle José. He...

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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.