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May 26, 2020

Content Where I Am

I’m thankful for the lovely part of the world I live in. Lakes, rivers, ocean beaches, and mountains are all just a short drive away. I often go out to photograph...

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May 25, 2020

Running Away

When I was young, I often ran away. I thought you had to actually run to run away, so off I would go. I wouldn’t get far before my brother would...

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May 24, 2020

I Belong!

Nearly everyone wants to feel they belong — that they are part of a group, have a cultural identity, and are accepted. Though this need is often associated with teenage years,...

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May 23, 2020

Fear-Conquering Love

Once again, I felt paralyzed and completely helpless. As the darkness of my bedroom closed in on me, panic rose in my chest. All too often, fear seemed to rule my...

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May 22, 2020

Bold Encouragement

The swimming competition we were attending was crowded with preteen kids, including our two grandsons. Slade, the older of the two, had completed competition in his age group and was now...

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May 21, 2020

Everyone’s Gift Matters

After having surgery on one of my big toes, I required a walker for support and weeks of recovery. My entire daily life seemed to revolve around that toe and its...

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May 20, 2020

On Assignment

After I received several requests to participate in ministries and projects that I felt were not in keeping with what God had called me to do, my friend Ann encouraged me...

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May 19, 2020

The Power of Presence

I remember having long talks with Melissa discussing the day’s activities, future plans, our goals, our future married life. Then there were the long pauses, maybe lasting as much as ten...

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May 18, 2020

The Ultimate Connection

On the island of Trinidad where I grew up, some of the agricultural crops include pumpkin, watermelon, passion fruit, and tomatoes. All these fruits grow on vines. In John 15, Jesus...

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"In these strange new days...

...devoid of our regular routine and filled instead with uncertainty and a hum of anxiety, my husband and I have found the practice of joining The Upper Room each day at 11am (CST) via Facebook to pray, listen, and learn in community, including my sister in Houston. This is a much-needed healing balm." Join us on Facebook each day at 11AM Central.