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July 12, 2024

A Lesson in Humility

We have an avocado tree on our property. When in season, the tree is so fruitful that our family of seven struggles to eat all the avocados. Often when I travel...

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July 11, 2024

Pack Light

On my last vacation, I was going to be out of town less than a week, so I decided to take only a carry-on and a personal item. However, after packing...

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July 10, 2024

Comfort in Old Age

One morning I woke up with a stiff neck and a throbbing headache. I have arthritis in my neck from a past injury that causes occasional headaches, but this one was...

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July 9, 2024

Helping Others

Every week I travel 20 kilometers by bus to my workplace. One summer day on the bus, I sat next to a couple traveling with their young son. They only had...

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July 8, 2024


I was attempting to process a document for the senior center where I volunteer, but the sender wanted an electronic signature. On a good day I can master email, but I...

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July 7, 2024

Kindness Changes Lives

Several years ago, I accepted a new position as an organist at a church with thousands of members. As I walked through the church’s massive doors on my first Sunday, I...

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July 6, 2024

To Know God

As a teenager, I was often asked, “How is your relationship with God?” I was unsure how to respond because I could not hear the voice of God as it seemed...

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July 5, 2024

Prayer Changes Us

Years ago, an assistant pastor of the church to which I belonged at that time spoke to me in such angry tones that I wanted to change churches. However, since I...

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July 4, 2024

Love Your Neighbor

I moved from Moscow to North Carolina to live with my daughter and son-in-law. Since they worked many hours, I often stayed at home alone. Three months after moving I didn’t...

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