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May 22, 2022

Remaining Open

Every Wednesday at our men’s Bible study, my friend Gene used to greet me saying, “Hey, Pastor!” But I wasn’t a pastor, and I regularly reminded Gene that I didn’t want...

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May 21, 2022

A Clear Reminder

I was driving alone on the highway, still two hours from my destination. I experienced an overwhelming sense of helplessness so powerful that I decided to pull over. I raised my...

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May 20, 2022

A Neighborly Surprise

Rain was pouring down, and water and mud from a neighboring farm were cascading down my hillside and pooling in my backyard. I didn’t know these neighbors, and I wondered if...

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May 19, 2022

God’s Direction

On a recent flight to visit family, I happened to get a window seat. After we had been in the air awhile, I took a break from reading and gazed out...

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May 18, 2022

Resetting My Focus

Today’s sky is such a pale gray-blue that it seems as if nothingness curtains the world. On a beautiful Canadian summer day, the sky may be deep blue and either cloudless...

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May 17, 2022

Chosen People

My three-year-old son, Henrik, was clearly upset as he walked toward me in the church hallway. When I asked him what was wrong, he replied, “Someone called me a sweetie pie,...

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May 16, 2022

Holy Comforter

In the last moments Jesus spent with his disciples, he warned them about the persecutions ahead of them if they were to follow him. Jesus did not share this warning to...

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May 15, 2022

Preparing the Way

I like to hike, so I volunteered to help clear a new path at a local nature area. Walking to our work area wasn’t easy. We crossed a couple of streams,...

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May 14, 2022

Living by Faith

Two years ago, my life appeared to be in perfect order. My relationship, finances, education, and career all seemed to be succeeding. Around that time, I copied down Psalm 116:7 and...

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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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