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May 20, 2024

Hands and Feet

Scripture tells us that we are to be the hands and feet of Christ. In the parable of the good Samaritan, who cared for a stranger alongside the road, Jesus shows...

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May 19, 2024

Our Advocate

As I was reading about this verse in a Bible commentary, the word advocate jumped off the page. My mind went to the definition of a special education advocate. This type...

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May 18, 2024

The True and Safe Path

“Don’t take your eyes off the path; that’s the best way to ensure you’ll be safe,” our guide told us as we walked 45 minutes toward our destination. The path was...

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May 17, 2024

Take Heart

On a recent family trip to Florida, we had a week of beautiful weather. But then the governor declared a statewide emergency because Hurricane Ian was on its way. I could...

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May 16, 2024

God’s Healing Power

My elder brother’s death was the first big loss we experienced as a family, and his death hit us hard. It was difficult to imagine not being able to see or...

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May 15, 2024

Faith of a Farmer

A few white clouds drifted in a blue sky over the Smoky Mountains. In the distance I could see a farmer on a tractor, tilling the field for planting. The farmer...

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May 14, 2024

A Refuge, A Help

On a particularly difficult day of teaching, I left a tense committee meeting and walked quickly down the hallway with clenched fists, looking down at my feet. When I glanced up,...

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May 13, 2024

Unique Composition

Several weeks ago, my wife and I went to a piano concert held at a local music hall. The pianist was a young professional who had received the second award at...

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May 12, 2024

Depending on God

When I was placed on strict bed rest during pregnancy, I was shocked. I have worked for most of my life and have always liked to stay busy — my five...

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