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October 21, 2018

An Unexpected Lesson

On Christian Education Sunday, my mind wandered while our pastor honored the adults who agreed to teach the children and youth in our church. I admit I wasn’t listening until the...

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October 20, 2018

My Hiding Place

A few years ago, I was struggling with several problems. I didn’t know what to do and had no one to talk with. I decided to seek a quiet place so...

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October 19, 2018

In the Fire

When I was young, I used to go with my grandmother to paint ceramics. She would let me pick out a piece to paint. After I finished painting, my grandmother would...

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October 18, 2018

Overwhelming Love

I was ready for bed when Keri, my two-year-old granddaughter, came bouncing in. She was returning from a day at the lake, where she had been visiting her paternal grandmother. She...

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October 17, 2018

Special Gifts

My mother had the gift of hospitality. Even when we had very little money, she would whip up a spaghetti dinner with lots of steaming pasta and flavorful sauce and just...

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October 16, 2018

The Power of Jesus

In today’s reading, we find a man suffering with a painful and (at the time) incurable disease. The effects of leprosy (now called Hansen’s disease) were severe and evident to all....

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October 15, 2018

Compassionate Giving

Our pastor recently challenged us to discover the depths of generosity and the blessings of giving. For each of 15 days, we were given a new task designed to help us...

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October 14, 2018

Clear Vision

Several years ago after returning from my evening walk I composed these words for my journal: “I saw a tree today, straight and tall, rooted in the clay. Its branches spread...

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October 13, 2018

God’s Call

I grew up going to church with my parents every Sunday. At first I did not understand anything at all and thought that church was only for adults. But as I...

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"In times of chaos . . .

. . . contemplation and prayer help us be more aware of God's presence. When we pause to listen for God's stirring within us and around us, we are more equipped for the action of serving, of being the hands and feet of Christ." (Preorder One Breath at a Time)