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May 16, 2022

Holy Comforter

In the last moments Jesus spent with his disciples, he warned them about the persecutions ahead of them if they were to follow him. Jesus did not share this warning to...

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May 15, 2022

Preparing the Way

I like to hike, so I volunteered to help clear a new path at a local nature area. Walking to our work area wasn’t easy. We crossed a couple of streams,...

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May 14, 2022

Living by Faith

Two years ago, my life appeared to be in perfect order. My relationship, finances, education, and career all seemed to be succeeding. Around that time, I copied down Psalm 116:7 and...

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May 13, 2022

Being Jesus’ Disciples

The memory of three churches in Surabaya being bombed in the middle of Sunday services in 2018 is still clear in my mind. It was a devastating moment, especially for Christians...

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May 12, 2022

I Am Here, Not There

While straightening up a few bottles and jars on my bathroom counter one morning, I found myself lost in a memory of a bathroom in an apartment I had rented when...

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May 11, 2022

Share My Joy

The woman in Jesus’ parable was so happy to find her lost coin that she had to tell her neighbors. I felt like I could relate to her joy. After I...

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May 10, 2022

Tangible Acts of Love

My friend and I had decided to take regular walks through the Siberian village where we were living to pray for our neighbors and to ask for God’s guidance in how...

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May 9, 2022

God, where are you?

“God, where are you?” I was 22 when I first asked this question. A horrific car crash had left me with a ten percent chance of survival, yet miraculously I am...

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May 8, 2022

A Steady Path

My life has been full of strong role models. My mother was head of the household and the single parent of six children. She worked from morning till night to support...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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