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October 17, 2017

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That saying is meant to guard us from the harshness of words. In reality, however, we all know...

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October 16, 2017

Catch that Thought

My husband and I often played boules with our children on holidays. The object of the game is to roll larger, heavy balls across the ground toward a smaller target ball....

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October 15, 2017

Joy!

Sixteen members of my family piled into an army bus and drove for miles on a freezing winter night, bound for the airplane hangar where we would await the return of...

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October 14, 2017

Persevering

I began to doubt my choice of an English instructor when 
I struggled to get a grade better than a C in his class. Then I got another C, but there...

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October 13, 2017

Never too Old

Several months ago, another pianist joined our church choir, making four of us. I felt discouraged, useless, and humiliated. I asked God, “Am I supposed to retire at age 61?” Then,...

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October 12, 2017

The Ajo Lily

When we visited Ajo, Arizona, we went on a tour of the desert south of the city. There we spotted the Ajo lily, or desert lily. It has a beautiful flower,...

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October 11, 2017

Who Am I?

Now that I am between careers, I find it challenging when I first meet people. In the past, when asked what I do for a living, I have loved being able...

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October 10, 2017

God’s Shoulders

While my family and I were serving as full-time missionaries in Haiti, we went to stay in the Dominican Republic for a month. We were on a tight budget so we...

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October 9, 2017

God’s Steadfast Love

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided to have surgery to remove the tumor and keep the cancer from spreading. Each of my many chemotherapy treatments produced debilitating...

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A Source of Strength

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