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October 17, 2021

“Show” versus “Sure”

In high school I outweighed my older brother Vincent by more than 35 pounds, worked out more often, and could lift significantly more weight. I considered all of this to be...

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October 16, 2021

An Unexpected Answer

I had taken on too much and found myself physically and emotionally drained. Thoughts of all that I had committed to overwhelmed me. I flopped down on the couch and cried...

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October 15, 2021

In all Seasons

After years of walking the heart-wrenching path of dementia, our beloved mother passed away in her sleep. My brothers and I gathered in her room to weep, remember, and pray. As...

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October 14, 2021

Through the Waves

I was at the beach admiring God’s beautiful creation. Wading into the water, I was being tossed around by rough ocean waves. I kept falling down and going under. It was...

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October 13, 2021

Equipped

Years ago, our family embarked on a road trip through Africa. We traveled in a vehicle that was equipped for the rough, rural terrain, and we were well prepared with tools,...

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October 12, 2021

Small Gestures

In my role as a career coach for high school students, I was presenting a lesson on the importance of a positive attitude in the workplace. A student I didn’t know...

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October 11, 2021

The Night Sky

It was too hot to sleep in my bedroom. After trying to find a comfortable position and sweating all the while, I went outside and laid a blanket on the small...

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October 10, 2021

The Big, Living God

My sink and roof leaked last week. In addition to these problems, my spouse’s business is suffering due to our country’s uncertain political situation and economic downturn. Even with less income,...

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October 9, 2021

Take Every Opportunity

When I was a boy I would run along the railroad tracks and look up into the star-filled sky. I would jump with outstretched arms, shout, “Up, up, and away!” and...

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