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January 17, 2018

The Gift of a Bible

My hand reached for the gift as everyone in the congregation watched. I pulled the brown book toward me, admiring its big, gold lettering. HOLY BIBLE was stamped across the front....

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January 16, 2018

The Missing Piece

My mother enjoys jigsaw puzzles. She starts with the edges and works inward — slowly bringing order to the chaos of small pieces. The process is challenging but satisfying. One puzzle...

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January 15, 2018

Beautiful, Broken Shells

When I dig a seashell out of the sand, I first turn it one way and then the other to see its condition. Does it have chips or cracks, or is...

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January 14, 2018


I walked out of the nursing home feeling like a failure. I had gone to visit a friend and to tell him about the good news of Jesus. Yet, as usual,...

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January 13, 2018

Eyes Closing

Four-year-old James climbed into his car seat, and we drove off. “My eyes are closing down,” he announced sleepily. No wonder! He had just spent a long day playing on the...

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January 12, 2018

An Awesome Responsibility

In March 2003 I had a serious stroke. It was an especially difficult time because I am left-handed and was paralyzed on my left side for quite a while. I don’t...

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January 11, 2018

Reflecting God’s Love

My husband and I hiked down to the lake, which lay still in the early morning sunshine. Its surface perfectly reflected the world above — hills of dark green fir and...

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January 10, 2018

A Faithful Steward

I have the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to my six kids. This allows me to spend time with them during the day, greet them after school, teach them, and...

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January 9, 2018

In God’s Image

For 40 years I struggled with a number of issues — from low self-esteem to drug and alcohol abuse — until one day law enforcement came to my door with a...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.