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April 21, 2021

Pray Continually

I was going through a difficult situation. The thought of recent events made me so scared that I could barely sleep. Every morning I woke up feeling weak and fearful just...

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April 20, 2021

Our All

When I entered high school, it seemed like everyone already knew one another. I felt alone and insecure. At lunch and in classes, I watched and studied the way other students...

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April 19, 2021

U-Turns Allowed

At the sound of screeching tires, we checked the rearview mirror and saw our 90-year-old uncle making a U-turn on a crowded Milwaukee street. He continued to tail our car despite...

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April 18, 2021

Let It Happen

I was excited to attend a conference in California. While praying about the trip, I sensed God preparing me to share the gospel with a passenger on my flight. My seatmate...

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April 17, 2021

Grace and Comfort

I remember the day in 2008 when my dad lost his company to bankruptcy. All I could hear was the frustration in my dad’s voice, but eight-year-old me didn’t really understand...

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April 16, 2021

Noble Work

Recently some local high school students were returning home from a math competition when the brakes went out on their bus. The driver took her foot off the accelerator and slowly...

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April 15, 2021

God’s Faithfulness

I remember the indescribable emotion I felt the first time I heard the heartbeat of my soon-to-be-born daughter. The next day, I accompanied my wife to the doctor’s office for a...

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April 14, 2021

Love and Protection

In 2016, my husband and I took our two teenage granddaughters on a trip to Alaska. As we settled into our seats for the first leg of our flight there, I...

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April 13, 2021

Enthusiastic Response

A young family walked to the chancel for an infant baptism as our congregation waited expectantly. Two parents, their infant son, and their four-year-old daughter, Sydney, gathered around the baptismal font....

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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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