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June 19, 2024

The Third Cord

While I was in the US Navy our ship’s engine urgently needed a replacement part. Another ship was sent with the needed part, but the seas were too rough to launch...

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June 18, 2024

Decluttering Our Lives

I enjoy watching TV programs where the hosts are invited into people’s homes to help them clean. The houses are overflowing with items, causing stress to the families living there. If...

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June 17, 2024

In God’s Hands

Eight years ago, when I learned that my younger brother had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, many questions flooded my mind. What is diabetes? Is my little brother going to...

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June 16, 2024

Pass the Baton

I find relay races inspiring. Every person on the team shares equal responsibility, and they all run eagerly to do their part well. If one team member is slow, another may...

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June 15, 2024

A Good Father

It has been well over a year since I’ve seen my father. Since my parents’ divorce when I was young, he has drifted further and further from me and my brother....

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June 14, 2024


After my sister’s surgery for a brain tumor, I stayed with her in the intensive care unit (ICU). She was suffering greatly, and I prayed for God to grant her relief...

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June 13, 2024

Spiritual Awakening

I’ve always felt closest to God when I’m enjoying nature. I often hike along the Appalachian Trail, a 2,180-mile trail that runs through the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States....

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June 12, 2024

God Listens

In my retirement, I started a housecleaning business. One day a woman asked me to stop by her father’s house and provide a price quote. His grief over the recent loss...

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June 11, 2024

Praying in Faith

Our church holds evening services twice a week on an open field. One Sunday as we were setting up for a service, thick, dark clouds began to gather. My pastor husband...

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