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December 7, 2019

Hornet’s Nest

When I was young, my brother and I used to visit our grandparents. They lived in a rural area near a narrow railroad track. We used to walk along it and...

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December 6, 2019

A Little Tweaking

During my exam, my eye doctor said, “I may tweak your prescription a little.” I hadn’t noticed any problem with my eyesight, but I replied, “Well, if a little tweak is...

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December 5, 2019

Grandmother’s Kitchen

My grandmother’s kitchen was a special place; it still evokes warm memories. Grandmother didn’t need any written recipes for her meals because she had memorized just how much of each ingredient...

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December 4, 2019

Finding Rest

While walking on the beach, my wife and I came across a very large green turtle lying by the water’s edge. It lay motionless on the sand throughout the day, opening...

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December 3, 2019

Unmerited Favor

As I backed out of the driveway, my girlfriend, Misty, and I were chatting with our friends who were sitting in the back seat. Then, a horrible metallic shriek and intense...

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December 2, 2019

A Beautiful Blessing

My family relies on me for help financially. While my friends go shopping for new clothes, bags, or shoes, I must save money to pay rent for my family’s home. When...

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December 1, 2019

Anticipation

Over the course of 28 years of ministry, I’ve sat with hundreds of families in dozens of hospital waiting rooms. It’s an agonizing time filled with sorrow, loneliness, and fear. Virtually...

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November 30, 2019

True Freedom

When I was young, I had a dog named Ollie. He was tiny but intelligent. When I rattled keys in my hand, he would spring to his feet and grab his...

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November 29, 2019

Praising God All Day

After our grandson was born, I went to my son and daughter-in-law’s house to help out. I was so caught up in taking care of the house and the baby that...

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In Solitude

"In solitude we discover that we are not what we do but what we are given; that we are not the result of our judgments but born out of God's love." Read more.