José Aparecido (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
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The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life. - Revelation 3:5 (NIV)
I have always followed stories of Olympic athletes with enthusiasm, but the stories of doping and accusations of unfair judges and manipulated results have made me look for other examples of victory.
Today I prefer to contemplate the small but significant victories that often go unnoticed. I am struck by...
Obstacles are an invitation to persevere in faith.
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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.”