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October 21, 2019

Simple Tasks

I have served in many ways in my church. Some of those were complicated and required a lot of training; some have been noticed and praised by others. My latest task...

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October 20, 2019

God Is Always with Us

In December 2009, I was diagnosed with nasopharynx cancer, commonly known as nose cancer, and began my two-month long treatment. God’s words in Matthew 6:25 came to my wife almost instantly:...

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October 19, 2019

Squeeze out Forgiveness

Recently, I saw an old friend who had hurt me deeply. We smiled at each other and briefly spoke. But inside I still felt bitter. Since the betrayal had happened years...

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October 18, 2019

God, Our Shepherd

The doctor told my sister and me that our dear mother only had months to live due to congestive heart failure. I went home to collect some personal items for Mother...

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October 17, 2019

God’s Salvation

I live in a city where students are very competitive. I got used to the competition at a young age and became focused on staying at the top. Whenever a classmate...

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October 16, 2019

Invisible Barriers

A bee entered the passenger-side window of my car and headed straight for the clear windshield, searching for escape. For several minutes it bumped against the glass. When the bee approached...

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October 15, 2019

A Way Out

Anxious to get home after a long day at work, I rushed through the grocery store and did not notice that the cashier had accidentally given me extra change. As I...

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October 14, 2019

Sanctuary

A violent hailstorm ripped through many parts of my city. Our church windows were not spared when the golf-ball sized hailstones punched through them. On Sunday morning, as I sat in...

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October 13, 2019

Turning Around

I used to think wrong turns in my life choices were irreversible. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to change my initial decisions. I thought that God dealt with us the same...

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Vulnerability

“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.