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March 23, 2018


The stretch of river near our home rarely freezes, even in the coldest weather. The running water attracts large numbers of migratory waterfowl during the cold season. Each day, my wife...

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March 22, 2018

Time to Rest

I enjoy spending time with my daughter, but we both lead busy lives and don’t get together as often as we’d like. As my 69th birthday approached, she asked, “Isn’t it...

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March 21, 2018

Foggy Faith

I awakened to a fog-filled morning. The mist had crept in while I slept, enshrouding my neighborhood and reducing visibility. Peering out of my front window, I couldn’t see my neighbor’s...

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March 20, 2018

God Walks with Us

Several years ago I participated in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In Jordan, I visited the city of Petra. I had the opportunity to walk alongside our guide, a Bedouin...

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March 19, 2018

Speak No Evil

I know that gossiping and speaking ill of others is a sin, yet I still fall into this behavior constantly — and even blame others for my failure. If that co-worker...

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March 18, 2018

5th Sunday in Lent

When I was young, I would go to a small town in Pennsylvania to visit my mother’s grandmother. When my great-grandmother would encourage me to walk into town, I was frightened...

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March 17, 2018

On a Deserted Island

I speak at leadership conferences for businesses and organizations. I like to start my sessions by asking the group a question to spark conversation: If you were going to be deserted...

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March 16, 2018

Looking or Seeing?

Trying to remember where I’d put my keys, I ran from room to room. Surely they had to be nearby! I checked coat pockets, the kitchen table, and the small desk...

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March 15, 2018

Streams of Living Water

Before I was born, my grandfather bought a lake cabin on a winding dirt road in the country. I love walking there; the road is paved now, but it still feels...

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Love Overflowing

"Faith in God’s unending love embodied in Jesus and lived out by those of us who follow him allows us to walk into the future trusting in God’s love and sharing it with others as we go."—Rev. Michael E. Williams (The Upper Room daily devotional guide, March-April 2018).