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January 11, 2019

The Aroma of Christ

Walking on our northern Utah trails gives me a great appreciation of God’s majesty. My eyes delight in the beauty of the snow-covered Wasatch peaks and the sunlight sparkling on the...

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December 31, 2018

Celebrating God

In our culture, we celebrate the end of the year with a New Year’s Eve party with our friends. We always have an array of food and enjoy music, dancing, and...

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December 8, 2018

We Can Pray

As Christians, we spend much time wrestling with difficult scripture, debating gray areas, and trying to find God’s direction in our lives. While all these efforts are important, sometimes we tend...

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December 7, 2018

Rejoicing in a Barren Field

Farmers labor to ensure that their toil will be rewarded, that their families and communities will be well nourished. Yet no matter how diligent the laborer, sometimes crops will fail. All...

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November 29, 2018

Giving Grace

I have always been very confident in my abilities. When I finished high school, I was sure I would get into a state college; however I did not get a good...

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November 28, 2018

Keep Praying

I had invited my friend and his wife to attend church with me for many years, but they had never shown any interest in coming. For a long time they had...

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November 26, 2018

Answered Prayer

A few years ago, one of my sons, Bongue, and I left home early one morning to participate in a training seminar for pastors in Luanda. It was still dark. A...

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November 22, 2018

Rejoice in Every Blessing

When I saw the email, I braced myself. For nearly a year, I’d sent sample chapters to different publishers, praying that one of them would give me a contract for my...

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November 20, 2018

Always Connected

When I found out that the car we had just bought had no CD player, I was disappointed. How would we listen to the music we loved on long road trips?...

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November 18, 2018

Forgive and Forget?

Today’s Bible reading is about Joseph forgiving his brothers, but it is also clear that Joseph had not forgotten what his brothers had done. Although the command to “forgive and forget”...

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Seek Help

"Depression can cause us to feel worthless and empty, even to ache inside. It can come on suddenly and often haunts us during the holidays. Seek the comfort and guidance you need. Talk to God, trusting that the One who loves you will never give up on you. Read more at devozine."