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July 23, 2020

Genuine Support

I retired a long time ago but have not been able to fulfill my desire to go abroad as a volunteer evangelist. In the meantime, I have chosen to support others...

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July 22, 2020

Coming Near to God

I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished my first 5K run, just before...

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July 21, 2020

Sharing Prayer

Late one evening, my husband became very ill and started bleeding. We rushed him to the hospital. After our very long wait, my husband was finally admitted for further treatment. On...

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July 20, 2020

“When You’re Smiling”

From 4:00 to 6:00 each morning I spend time in prayer and devotion. I find it the best time to engage in conversation with God, praising and thanking God for each...

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July 17, 2020

Sleep in Peace

One night when my younger brother and I were kids, he had a nightmare. I gave him a hug and asked him to go back to sleep. But he said the...

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July 14, 2020

A Single Red Feather

As predicted, the severe thunderstorms had blown through our area with a vengeance; but now the sun shone more radiantly than usual. Yet I felt as broken as the tree limbs...

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July 11, 2020

Comfort and Peace

Our congregation was shocked when our pastor’s wife, Susan, died unexpectedly at age 55. She had been taking care of her mother out of town, so our pastor immediately left to...

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July 6, 2020

Always Near

Psychologist Jean Piaget carried out psychological experiments in which he observed that very young babies (under six months old) would be clearly interested in a toy placed a few yards in...

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July 5, 2020

Meeting Needs

Each Friday, people flock to a farmers market near my home to buy meats, cheeses, produce, and other items. Shoppers look for different things — according to their needs. That’s just...

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July 1, 2020

God’s Handwriting

I experience a special joy any time I pull an envelope out of my mailbox and see the handwriting of a dear friend or family member. I don’t need to look...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.