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April 12, 2021

Family Time

In Mark chapter 3, Jesus’ family members were looking for him when he was among the people, teaching them the word of God. When Jesus heard that his family members were...

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April 11, 2021

Without Envy

My friend Emily suffers from cystic fibrosis, a degenerative lung disease. She often wheezes and has labored breathing, and she periodically sees a specialist to determine if she is a candidate...

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April 10, 2021


When I take a morning run in the summer, I pass a field with row after row of sunflowers. It is a breathtaking sight. One overcast morning, I noticed that every...

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April 9, 2021

Spiritual Food

I’ve always considered reading to be spiritual food and a daily treat. Early in my life it became not only a treat but a tool to build up my inner strength....

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April 8, 2021

Gather Your Elephants

Newborn elephants are susceptible to attacks from predators like lions and hyenas. As a mother elephant gives birth, the herd gathers to protect her and the newborn. My daughter’s family is...

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April 7, 2021


Years ago, a church-planting friend advised me that the key to growing a successful church is to remain focused on Jesus’ command to love God and one another and his instruction...

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April 6, 2021

God Restores

Today’s reading is from a psalm of David, the king of Israel. It reflects his thoughts after he has realized the gravity and implications of conspiracy against Uriah the Hittite and...

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April 5, 2021

Time Well Spent

While brushing my teeth one morning, instead of pondering what I needed to accomplish that day I began mentally reciting a scripture I had memorized. God used that moment to show...

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April 4, 2021

He Lives

My wife showed me an obituary that a friend had sent to her. It was shockingly brief; it simply gave the man’s name, where he lived, and then: “He died.” Two...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. 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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