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May 22, 2019

Keep Watch

As Jesus approached the moment of his betrayal, he was fully aware of the dreadful task ahead. He desired to draw near to God and took his closest disciples with him....

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May 21, 2019

Taste and See

“What is your son’s name?” I asked the mother next to me as we decorated the table for our children’s class party. She replied, and we made small talk for a...

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May 20, 2019

God Will Make a Way

I am a banker and a pastor. Recently, I was faced with the possibility of dismissal from my job. My first reaction was fear and concern for my wife and our...

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May 19, 2019

Learning to Forgive

Many years ago when I was seven and my brother was three, I witnessed a group of adults bullying my mother because she was of Japanese heritage. Even though I was...

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May 18, 2019

Our Patient God

When I was about five years old I had a heart disease called endocarditis. In those days this disease was very serious, and my life was threatened for almost a year....

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May 17, 2019

God’s Love Song

When my husband and I were living in Nicaragua as missionaries, I struggled with the relentless heat. Getting through the day and doing a few basic chores were often all I...

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May 16, 2019

A Way Through

Many people who are trying to comfort someone experiencing tragedy say, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” But this can backfire, making the sufferer feel worse. They may...

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May 15, 2019

Not Afraid

Recently, my doctor told me that I have a rare tumor called dermatofibrosarcoma. When I heard the news, two choices came to my mind: I can succumb to fear, or I...

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May 14, 2019


Life was difficult for Christians in the first century because the culture they lived in was not attuned to the ways of Christ. When people persecuted them for their beliefs, they...

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The book This Life That Is Ours is "a welcome traveling companion, helping us to connect to God and ourselves in the midst of what can be a disconnecting, lonely season." Learn more.