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August 7, 2020

Restored

When I became ill and my business failed, I was abandoned by people who were close to me. Some people thought that I must have committed a great sin and was...

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August 6, 2020

An Ever-Present Help

My part of the country has experienced many destructive storms this summer. They often bring large hail — sometimes as big as baseballs — that can crash through windshields of cars,...

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August 5, 2020

The Delight of Prayer

As a part of a prayer chain at our church, I delighted in the opportunity to pray for others. I was able to grow spiritually and offer God’s love to others....

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August 4, 2020

Laying Aside Every Weight

One morning as I prepared for work, I was trying to decide what to carry in my handbag and what to leave behind. The issue was not the handbag’s capacity but...

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August 3, 2020

Keep Singing!

When my wife and I moved into an assisted-living facility, our minds were alert and active, but our bodies were less than strong. As we settled in, I realized that my...

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August 2, 2020

An Act of Compassion

Seventeen years ago, my son was sentenced to life in prison. It was a time full of grief for many reasons and for so many people. As the courtroom emptied after...

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August 1, 2020

God’s Peace

In Psalm 120, it seems that the psalmist was getting frustrated at not finding any peace at all in his surroundings — or even the entire world. In a state of...

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July 31, 2020

Love Is . . .

Walking down the sidewalk toward the old, two-story school building, I heard the happy voices of students in the courtyard. A new school year was beginning, with its many new experiences...

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July 30, 2020

Walking by Faith

Our new apartment in a different part of the country abuts a small wooded ravine. One day after work, my wife asked me if I had heard the owl that morning....

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what is it that you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s People and like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”

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