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November 16, 2018

“Please Pray for Me”

While waiting for my receipt at the bank, I overheard the person assisting me tell her co-worker about her injured leg. When she returned with my receipt, she told me what...

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November 15, 2018

Hearing God’s Voice

As a swim coach in the Special Olympics, I have the privilege of working with special-needs swimmers of all ages. Without question I receive more than I give from this experience,...

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November 14, 2018

To Be Patient

My husband’s whiskers were all over the sink — again. I was trying to calm down and remember all his good traits. I’m sure he gets upset with me over minor...

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November 13, 2018

Words that Matter

One day, a couple surprised me with a visit. In fact, I had no idea who they were or why they came until the woman said, “You told me words that...

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November 12, 2018

Open My Eyes

On a recent camping trip, I spent some time staring at the stars. At first a light cloud layer made it difficult to see them, but the clouds soon dissipated, leaving...

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November 11, 2018

A Week of Summer

Just a few weeks into summer break, I saw the months ahead as full of the promise of fun and relaxation. I was ready to soak it all in. But my...

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November 10, 2018

Dream Big

In 2015, when I told my friend Andrey that I often sent 
my devotional writings to The Upper Room, he said, “Sister, 
I am waiting for you to write your first...

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November 9, 2018

The Caregiver’s Caregiver

For six years, I was the caregiver for my husband, George, who was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. During that time, I faced many challenges. He is now in a skilled-nursing...

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November 8, 2018

Giving with Joy

Until 2008 my wife and I had not tithed regularly. Our resources were already insufficient to support most of our needs. We were afraid that if we gave regularly, we would...

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"One Thanksgiving night there was a shooter in my neighborhood . . .

. . . The police were getting the closest families to evacuate. My house was close enough that we could see things happening but far enough away to be safe. The police had told some people to wait in front of our house where it was safe. There was a father and his young son outside our house, and they were getting cold. We invited them to come inside until it was safe. Thankfully, the situation was resolved without anyone getting hurt." Read more from Pockets magazine.