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March 23, 2023

Called to Write

One afternoon I was feeling exhausted after the work of teaching primary school online from home during the pandemic. Suddenly, today’s scripture verse echoed in my mind: Write whatever you see....

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March 22, 2023

Resilience and Brokenness

In the winter I often walk through the woods with my dog. To make paths for us, sometimes I break off branches that are in the way. Most of them snap...

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March 21, 2023

Draw Near

When I was a child, I noticed that my parents and family members embraced, praised, and sought after God only on major holidays or when hard times arose. We would go...

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March 20, 2023

God Gave Me Strength

I was in my final year of university and about to present my thesis. I did not have a family member present because my grandfather, whom I had lived with for...

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March 19, 2023

4th Sunday in Lent

The life of the apostle Paul was a remarkable one — his dramatic conversion from a Pharisee who persecuted Christians to a leader of the early church; his many letters; his...

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March 18, 2023

God Who Saves

In my work as a nurse, I was caring for an elderly, dying patient. He was a grumpy man who would curse those caring for him. One day we were by...

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March 17, 2023

God’s Surprises

I studied Greek in my college years to fulfill a language requirement. I chose a biblical language because it would help me in understanding scripture. I enjoyed the classes as well...

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March 16, 2023

By God’s Grace

Our family embraced adoption several years ago, not as a second-best solution but as God’s plan for forming our family. Whether children have come into our homes through biological birth or...

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March 15, 2023

Support One Another

At our church in Lagos, Laity Week is a time for every parishioner to visit with the sick and suffering. We go in groups to spend time in hospitals, elder-care homes,...

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