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The Way

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July 21, 2019

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July 20, 2019

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A good friend of mine was mugged one evening after getting off a city bus. Unfortunately, at first no one came to his aid. Then two young men arrived on the...

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July 19, 2019

Calmed by Prayer

At barely 16 I was the youngest lineman on the varsity football team, but my performance in summer practices had landed me the position of the starting right guard, replacing a...

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July 18, 2019

Lord, Hold My Hand

“Hold my hand as we cross this road, son,” I said to my then five-year-old. “No, Mama. You hold my hand,” he responded. As we rushed across the road, I wondered...

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July 17, 2019

The Power of Faith

I was born into a Christian home and from a young age participated in the children’s activities in my church. As an adult, I worked as a children’s teacher and later...

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July 16, 2019

I Choose You

I was in the prison yard reading my Bible when another inmate approached me and began to tell me about some issues he was dealing with. I talked to him for...

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July 15, 2019

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