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September 19, 2021

The Vulnerability of Love

I was kneeling on the floor, holding a long, green sock. A few days earlier, my husband had undergone knee-replacement surgery, and it was my job to change the special compression...

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September 18, 2021

Making a Way

In January, I made the difficult decision to leave my job. After completing my paralegal certification in February, I began looking for a job, sending out application after application. I felt...

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September 17, 2021

A Balanced Life

In aerobics class I learned a new exercise that incorporates stretching and balance. A deep lunge forward is followed by rising up on one’s toes and pausing, arms extended outward. It...

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September 16, 2021

Beyond Understanding

One morning I met up with my instructor at the scientific complex of our college, and we went to the room where our Transmission Electron Microscope is kept. In the dim...

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September 15, 2021

Hope and a Future

When my son was in kindergarten, I started a morning ritual of reading The Upper Room to him. Though we were often rushed in the mornings getting ready for school and...

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September 14, 2021

God’s Enduring Love

I love the beach. Whether the sun is shining or it’s cloudy and rainy, the smell of the salt water, the endless view, and the sound of breaking waves soothe my...

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September 13, 2021

Finishing Strong

When I was admitted to a university for a five-year course in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, my family was at a low point financially. My mother spent much of her...

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September 12, 2021

A Grandmother’s Legacy

Over 60 years ago, following a family tragedy, my brother and I moved in with our grandparents. I was eight years old, and it was a significant emotional adjustment. Reading The...

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September 11, 2021

Responding in Love

My older brother ran down the stairs with tears streaming from his eyes. A few seconds later I followed, trying to keep up with him on my little, three-year-old legs. When...

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