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Latest Devotionals

September 29, 2020

A Sacred Pause

When my children were young, I homeschooled them. Lunchtime was usually my first break of the day. At noon, I gathered everyone to eat, and we held hands to pray. But...

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September 28, 2020

Hope for the World

On September 28, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering tsunami waves of nearly six meters and inflicting a death toll of more than 2,000. Many...

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September 27, 2020

No Unimportant Part

I recently joined a church choir. At my age I can no longer hit the high notes, so I’ve switched from singing soprano to the lower range of alto. At first,...

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September 26, 2020

“Be Opened”

At a recent parish retreat we were asked to share a personal story about a profound experience that taught us something about ourselves. The story I first thought of telling involved...

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September 25, 2020

Lasting Beauty

My life has not been the same since my breast cancer diagnosis. When I look in the mirror, I do not like what I see. I feel like I have aged...

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September 24, 2020

Echoes of God’s Word

Many years ago our family went on a holiday trip to continental Europe. One day we went on a sightseeing trip on the famous Königssee near Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany. Königssee...

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September 23, 2020

A Little Sip

My prayer partner lives in a different state. When we lived in the same city, we prayed with each other weekly. Although over the years she has moved to three different...

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September 22, 2020

Learning to Trust

Years ago, I spent a great deal of time in the mountains rock climbing, hiking, and camping with friends. At the time I had a beloved dog that I often took...

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September 21, 2020

Good Morning, Lord

Last year our church welcomed a new pastor. I was immediately struck by her approach to the morning prayer. She started by saying, “Good morning, Lord.” Then she continued her conversation...

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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

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