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December 10, 2018

Sharing What I Have

As I left a restaurant one night, I saw a man silhouetted in the dim glow of a street light. He had scruffy hair, wore ill-
fitting clothing, and was carrying some...

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December 9, 2018

A Piece of Christmas

Long ago, before email and video conferencing, I worked at the local telegraph office in my hometown. For several years I delivered telegrams on Christmas Eve to families whose husbands and...

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December 8, 2018

We Can Pray

As Christians, we spend much time wrestling with difficult scripture, debating gray areas, and trying to find God’s direction in our lives. While all these efforts are important, sometimes we tend...

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December 7, 2018

Rejoicing in a Barren Field

Farmers labor to ensure that their toil will be rewarded, that their families and communities will be well nourished. Yet no matter how diligent the laborer, sometimes crops will fail. All...

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December 6, 2018

Sweet Peace

While my husband’s Uncle Jim was in the hospital awaiting open-heart surgery, he received the shocking news that his only son had been instantly killed in a logging accident. Jim was...

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December 5, 2018

Our Gifts

I don’t remember how old I was, but it was the first year I shopped for Christmas gifts on my own. My parents gave me some money and let me walk...

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December 4, 2018

Chemistry Class

Growing up attending a Christian school, I took religion classes every day. At least once a year we would be asked how we saw God in our lives. Every time I...

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December 3, 2018

Another Way

On this morning, our garage-door openers were broken. When I told five-year-old Ava to get into the car so I could take her to school, she reluctantly went to the car,...

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December 2, 2018

Keep It Simple

Recently, I was standing in line at the bank listening to both the teller and the customer complain to each other about the stress of the Christmas season. I then walked...

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Travel

On this day, we invite you to visit The Upper Room Chapel and Museum. Read more...