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July 18, 2018

Learning from Elijah

I appreciate the prophet Elijah, not because he performed miracles or challenged false prophets but because he was so honest with God about his fears. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah challenged...

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July 17, 2018

Still Serving Others

A rose bush grows in a small memorial garden just outside our dining room window. The buds and early blossoms are a vivid yellow. Then as the rose opens into full...

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July 16, 2018

Peace in a Place of Doubt

At the end of the eight-mile hike to the top of Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park, we came face-to-face with the metal cables that would guide us to the top. Our...

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July 15, 2018

A Friend who Prays

Every two weeks, another of our four young children came down with chicken pox. What’s more, during this same time, my mother lay recovering in the hospital from her first cancer...

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July 14, 2018

Listening to the River

As I stood on the bank of smooth, white pebbles, the river surged past — with the morning sunlight glinting off the water. The river’s steady roar filled me with peace....

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July 13, 2018

Excess Baggage

One day when I was looking for a particular pair of slacks, the closet was so full I could not find them. Much to my surprise, I could not remember the...

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July 12, 2018

Our Intercessor

I usually begin each new year with a feeling of excitement at the chance for new beginnings. But the first month of 2014 did not hold much hope. My four-year-old son,...

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July 11, 2018

Ebenezer

When I first sang the words, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come,”* I had no idea what Ebenezer meant. Then I read today’s scripture and learned...

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July 10, 2018

The Livermore Light Bulb

Fire station #6 in Livermore, California, draws visitors from all over the globe. They come to see the world’s most famous light bulb, a 60-watt bulb installed in 1901 which has...

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE