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October 20, 2021

The Telephone Tree

As I write, many of us around the world are “locked down” because of a pandemic. Many churches have canceled worship services, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, committee meetings, and mission...

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October 19, 2021

No Longer a Stranger

As a bright-eyed new Christian, I believed that everything in my life would suddenly be perfect and every problem would be resolved supernaturally. No one ever spoke about the process of...

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October 18, 2021

A Change of Direction

Most of my adult life has been spent in children’s ministry. I first began as a volunteer in my church, then took a full-time position. I found no greater joy than...

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October 17, 2021

“Show” versus “Sure”

In high school I outweighed my older brother Vincent by more than 35 pounds, worked out more often, and could lift significantly more weight. I considered all of this to be...

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October 16, 2021

An Unexpected Answer

I had taken on too much and found myself physically and emotionally drained. Thoughts of all that I had committed to overwhelmed me. I flopped down on the couch and cried...

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October 15, 2021

In all Seasons

After years of walking the heart-wrenching path of dementia, our beloved mother passed away in her sleep. My brothers and I gathered in her room to weep, remember, and pray. As...

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October 14, 2021

Through the Waves

I was at the beach admiring God’s beautiful creation. Wading into the water, I was being tossed around by rough ocean waves. I kept falling down and going under. It was...

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October 13, 2021


Years ago, our family embarked on a road trip through Africa. We traveled in a vehicle that was equipped for the rough, rural terrain, and we were well prepared with tools,...

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October 12, 2021

Small Gestures

In my role as a career coach for high school students, I was presenting a lesson on the importance of a positive attitude in the workplace. A student I didn’t know...

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