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September 22, 2019

Which Box?

I never considered that the color of someone’s skin was a big deal — until I was in third grade. My class was registering for state testing and the form we...

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September 21, 2019

Even Me

I’ve always had to work really hard in school. I make many mistakes, and my dad has to point them out and explain them to me. I was so discouraged by...

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September 20, 2019

The Greatest Witness

When I became a Christian, I resolved never to miss an opportunity to share my faith with others. One day as my husband and I were admiring our newborn son in...

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September 19, 2019

God’s Wonderful Creation

As an artist, I have to focus on details like light, shadow, and color. Often I find inspiration in the beauty of God’s creation. Sunsets, mountains, and cascading waterfalls have been...

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September 18, 2019

Guided to Serve

When at the age of 26 I moved to a bustling new city far from friends and family, I was overcome with loneliness. I began to pray: “Father, it’s miserable being...

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September 17, 2019

Answered Prayers

After retiring as president and Chief Operating Officer of a public company, I missed my job’s challenges and activity. To help fill the vacuum, I turned to prayer — asking for...

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September 16, 2019

The Gift of Peace

When I was seven years old, my life changed drastically and forever. Until then, I had been very close to my father. One night, suddenly and unexpectedly, he passed away —...

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September 15, 2019

Wise Counsel

Since I turned 70, I have become short-tempered. I feel worthless when God seems to ignore my desires to serve the kingdom. I also feel hopeless when social inequities such as...

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September 14, 2019


When I walk our dog, Oliver, at the park off-leash, he loves to run ahead, sniffing the trees and chasing the squirrels. Allowing him the liberty to enjoy the park on...

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