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June 21, 2018

Sacred Bonds of Love

I have mourned the death of my parents, a young niece, and many others; but nothing has been as difficult as the death of my husband, Wil. It has been four...

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June 20, 2018

Open Your Eyes!

In the past year we have planted a large courtyard garden of cherry trees, white roses, and a box hedge. In autumn my husband put in about 90 daffodil bulbs among...

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June 19, 2018

Prayer Works

Recently a routine eye exam revealed a macular hole in my left eye. I had not noticed any changes in my vision, but I was suddenly in danger of losing my...

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June 18, 2018


One July day at a plant nursery near my home, I noticed some bedraggled Lenten rose plants with no blooms and browning leaves on sale for half price. Unable to resist...

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June 17, 2018

Spiritual Inheritance

My parents raised the five of us on a meager income. My dad had a very basic education and mother was completely illiterate. At a time when none of the Christian...

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June 16, 2018

A New Dream

The job opportunity of my dreams had practically fallen into my lap. It would be a way to use my talents and to earn an income. But trouble arose from the...

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June 15, 2018

Cactus Seed Faith

I’ve lived in the desert southwest of the United States for many years, but it wasn’t until I recently retired that I had time to truly appreciate the plants and animals...

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June 14, 2018

All-Surpassing Power

I had lived my whole life with my hands jerking out of my control. I thought it was normal. It wasn’t until middle school that I learned how serious my condition...

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June 13, 2018

Small Things

My friend Andrew told me that he prays only when he has problems that he cannot solve on his own. In contrast, 
I often call on the Lord for help with...

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Missing an Opportunity

"I am concerned about our aging church membership, not out of fear that we are becoming an 'old' church; rather, my concern is that churches are missing an opportunity to help build the Kingdom of God with older adults." Read more . . .