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January 20, 2022

Tempest

My wife and I stood on the balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean as the roaring wind rattled the palm fronds and large foamy waves crashed on the sand. We had to...

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January 19, 2022

Generosity

It was Christmas morning. I got up, went to the bathroom, and found a ring of shaving foam in the sink. I hate it when he doesn’t rinse the basin, I...

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January 18, 2022

Obedience

One of my daughters plays on a soccer team. At her first-ever practice, the coach told her to kick the ball with the side of her foot rather than her toe....

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January 17, 2022

Stargazing

I live in a rural area, and it’s relaxing to step outside and gaze at the stars twinkling at night. When a meteor shower is predicted in my area, I stand...

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January 16, 2022

Prompting

I had no reason to dislike this person — I called him “that Christian” in my head — but we also didn’t have anything in common. I was 20 years older....

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January 15, 2022

More than Words

As our instructor talked on and on, I saw a classmate squirm in his seat. During a break, he explained, “Sitting and listening is so difficult for me. I prefer doing,...

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January 14, 2022

The Look

I was bullied in middle school. I was nerdy, I didn’t wear cool clothes, and I was hopeless at sports. I took solace in my friendship with Tarik, an exchange student...

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January 13, 2022

Spiritual Nutrition

When I was about seven years old, my mother became bedridden with tuberculosis, making it impossible for her to take care of my two brothers and me. But still she invested...

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January 12, 2022

A New Name

I got into a lot of trouble in school, and my report cards always included comments about my bad behavior. Because of my actions, those comments described me in ways that...

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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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