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January 16, 2019

Busy Days

One day at school, I had two tests, neither of which I had studied for. A friend was having a really bad morning, and she also had a test that day....

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January 15, 2019

The Gift of Another Year

At the retirement home where I live, I host the birthday dinners. Each month I share with the guests the verse quoted above. A birthday celebration can be a time to...

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January 14, 2019

In the Same Boat

I had just finished my primary education and by God’s grace had passed and been the best in my region. Everyone was happy for me, and I remember that my friends...

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January 13, 2019

Welcoming All

At each Sunday service, a man at my church sits in the last pew and greets everyone who enters. It doesn’t matter who wanders into the church: stranger, newcomer, or homeless...

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January 12, 2019

Answering Our Cries

During the week, my wife cares for two of our grandsons. At two years old, the younger one, Colton, still struggles with his vocabulary so that even when he can find...

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January 11, 2019

The Aroma of Christ

Walking on our northern Utah trails gives me a great appreciation of God’s majesty. My eyes delight in the beauty of the snow-covered Wasatch peaks and the sunlight sparkling on the...

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January 10, 2019

Restore with Love

I recently read an article about a tribe in northern Natal in South Africa. According to tribal custom, when someone does something wrong or detrimental to others, the members of the...

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January 9, 2019

Look Around

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January 8, 2019

The Promise of Forgiveness

Years ago I found myself sitting on the front steps of my house while the person sitting beside me was breaking my heart. In tears and anger, I pushed the hurt...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.