Hwa-Young Chong (Illinois)
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Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God. - 1 John 4:7 (NRSV)
My dear high-school friend was bright, tenderhearted, and thoughtful; but she was not happy. One morning she did not come to school. I learned later that she had taken her own life. I was devastated. Many questions crossed my mind. What if I had checked on her more often? Was...
God loves me in times of pain as well as times of joy.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”