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November 12, 2019

The God Box

A retired homebuilder and cabinet maker, my brother Lee maintained a carpentry shop in his backyard and continued to work there after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. For years he had...

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November 11, 2019

Celebrate

Recently, my mother went home to be with the Lord. Even though she lived her 83 years to the fullest, my heart was still broken. I wanted her memorial to emulate...

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November 10, 2019

Trust

One day last summer, I decided to go swimming. It was a windy day with few people on the beach — only some surfers taking pleasure on the waves. I admired...

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November 9, 2019

Consistent Faith

Last year my father, my only immediate family member nearby, was deported to Mexico after residing in the United States for nearly 40 years. I had lived with him most of...

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November 8, 2019

Love and Provision

During my second pregnancy, my husband and I moved from Connecticut to Ohio. Since so much around me was new and I was not working, many days with my toddler felt...

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November 7, 2019

Forgiveness

At age fourteen I endured six months of abuse by a classmate. I flinched when her slimy spit hit my face, her fingers jabbed my back on bus rides home, or...

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November 6, 2019

Spiritual Myopia

I was diagnosed with myopia and astigmatism a few years ago. Fellow sufferers know how difficult it is to depend on wearing glasses; but without glasses, everything is blurred and difficult...

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November 5, 2019

Words of Peace

The businessman in line behind me at the post office had a plane to catch. When others waiting in line began idle chat about the slow service, he said, “It’s really...

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November 4, 2019

Created for God’s Purpose

Every November our women’s group hosts a bake sale to raise money for local missions. Our bake sales unite different generations in our church to work as one body. This year...

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In Solitude

"In solitude we discover that we are not what we do but what we are given; that we are not the result of our judgments but born out of God's love." Read more.