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March 25, 2019

God’s Rest

One day when my daughter Penelope was a toddler, we were hosting a family gathering. Penelope was playing with her cousins in a noisy room, crowded with relatives. Penelope is a...

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March 24, 2019

Set Free!

My mom was the only child born to a 13-year-old single mother in the 1930s. She grew up poor and feeling unloved. My mom was an angry woman who didn’t appear...

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March 23, 2019

God Heard Me

Twenty years ago, I had my first real encounter with God. I was 10 years old and in my final year of elementary school. When I took the middle school entrance...

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March 22, 2019

Praise God!

In the springtime, I love to sit outside alone in the early morning chill to sip a mug of hot coffee, read and meditate on The Upper Room message for the...

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March 21, 2019

Why So Afraid?

One time in elementary school I said something mean to a kid in my class. Mike was a tough kid and much bigger than I so I expected that when we...

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March 20, 2019

Making a Difference

Two mornings a week I take the bus into town. I find that bus ride an uplifting experience. I am constantly struck by the presence of God in the lives of...

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March 19, 2019

New Focus

At age 26 and after years of graduate study, I was newly married and beginning my career. I was young, happy, and ambitious. Then after unexplained pain and months of uncertainty,...

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March 18, 2019

Trust in God

When I was growing up, people always told me to trust God. I never really understood why or how. I mean, nobody can see God. So I wondered, What problems can...

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March 17, 2019

My Loaves and Fishes

God has given me the gift of writing. I receive responses from readers telling how they were blessed by the messages I’ve written. I am amazed at how God makes sure...

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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.