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August 19, 2019

Always in the Stands

When I was in school my father attended all of my activities — football games, basketball games, wrestling tournaments. For a long time I thought it was only because of our...

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August 18, 2019

Child of God

My husband and I make it a practice to give physical goods rather than cash to someone in need. So when Jack rolled down my car window and asked me to...

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August 17, 2019

God’s Wonderful Word

I bought an electronic tablet to gain access to my e­mails. However, I quickly found out that the tablet contains many more applications. Soon I was exploring my new device in...

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August 16, 2019

Heart of Gratitude

My son has a severe form of dyslexia that makes schoolwork very difficult for him. I recently met with his teacher to design an education plan specifically for him. After our...

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August 15, 2019

Redeeming Love

In 2003, I was hospitalized for depression. My image as a pastor’s wife who had it all together was shattered. I spent two weeks alongside drug addicts, schizophrenics, and
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August 14, 2019

God’s Mysterious Ways

When I started off on my morning walk, it was a bright and sunny day with no hint of rain. I walked through the hills and valleys enjoying the beauty around...

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August 13, 2019

Still Useful to God

As one of her contributions to our family, my grandmother would rip up old clothes into strips, sew the strips together, and roll them into balls. She then used a large...

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August 12, 2019

What Really Matters

My 92-year-old uncle lives by himself in Sarasota, Florida. As Hurricane Irma was about to hit southern Florida, he really didn’t want to leave his house, but his kids convinced him...

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August 11, 2019

A Constant Companion

Recently, one of my preschool students and I were alone outside. Out of the blue, he asked me, “Why do I have to believe in God?” I answered, “Well, you don’t...

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An Anchor to Hold

“One of the most pressing spiritual needs of our service men and women is to have a sense of rootedness whether at home or in combat, . . . an anchor to hold on to when everything is going to pieces.” Support The Upper Room Chaplains' Ministry.