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May 7, 2021

True Wealth

It always gives my heart a lift in the morning to put out some crumbs for the squirrels and birds in the yard outside my apartment. I enjoy watching them come...

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May 6, 2021

Free from Anxiety

When I was in middle school, I went through a three-year period when I was injured several times. While playing basketball, I suffered a concussion, broke my wrist, and sprained my...

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May 5, 2021

Always Ready

My mother was not a Christian, and I never tried to force my faith on her when we talked. Then one day my mother said she wanted to go to church...

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May 4, 2021

Spiritual Connection

The older I get, the more I try to maintain a healthy body by eating well and getting regular physical exercise. However, there are days when grabbing a fast-food meal is...

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May 3, 2021

The Scary Balloon

One day I was in the kitchen when suddenly I heard my young dog barking in another room. When I went to see what was going on, I found him staring...

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May 2, 2021

“Why, God?”

As I write, the COVID-19 quarantine is in place, and my husband, who is in a skilled-nursing facility, is close to death. Thankfully, I was allowed in to see him one...

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May 1, 2021

Kind Words

My apartment is close to a large shopping center, and I often visit the grocery store there. Even though there are many checkout counters at the exit of the grocery store,...

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April 30, 2021

Why Are We Surprised?

On a family vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota, we were on a winding road that was popular with tourists because of the wild burros that often graze on...

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April 29, 2021

New Understanding

I grew up without going to church or learning about God. As an adult, when I was expecting my third child, I found my dad’s Bible among his things after his...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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