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February 20, 2018

Do Not Worry

Eight years ago when I faced the decision of whether to leave a good job in order to care for my children full time, God spoke to me through today’s quoted...

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February 19, 2018

Something Better

When our children were young, their curious minds often attracted them to things they should not be touching. My natural response tended toward what I called a “King Kong” approach: ripping...

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February 18, 2018


When my children were young, our family had fun playing with sparklers — those wand-like fireworks that emit colorful sparks and flashes. They enjoyed watching the sparklers swirl in the air,...

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February 17, 2018

Crying Out to the Lord

Scripture is filled with people who faced dangers and trials. What was it like for David when he was in the wilderness, fleeing from Saul? Perhaps David was as overwhelmed and...

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February 16, 2018

Bread of Life

In our small, rural county food pantries are sprouting up in many towns, supported by local churches. One church set an example of meeting the needs of children who qualify for...

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February 15, 2018

River of God’s Love

I once stood in the middle of the Mississippi River. I was on vacation north of Itasca, Minnesota, and I stood on a log that spanned the few feet from bank...

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February 14, 2018


Whenever I feel that I’m not educated enough, experienced enough, or generally not worthy or good enough, I think about the verse quoted above. The beginning of the book of Matthew...

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February 13, 2018

You’re So Strong

On the evening of August 28, 2015, my life as I knew it was forever changed. I watched in panic as Steve, my husband of almost 44 years, took his final...

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February 12, 2018

The First Step

Simon Peter had spent the entire night fishing with no results when Jesus approached him and told him to get back into his boat and put his nets out in deep...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .