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December 4, 2021

Reconciling Love

If ever anyone had reason to hold on to resentment, it was Esau. His younger brother Jacob stole his birthright by trickery and deceit. (See Genesis 27:1-41.) And yet, Esau forgave...

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December 3, 2021

Finding God

When I was a senior in high school, one of my friends decided to start a weekly Bible study for the school and invited everyone to come and worship. I was...

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December 2, 2021

Fully Charged

I was listening to some music on my portable CD player one day when suddenly the music sounded distorted and muffled. It was all jumbled, and it hardly sounded like music...

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December 1, 2021

No Need to Fear

I work in Kansas, which is a long way from my home in south-central Pennsylvania. After spending a wonderful week at home over Christmas with family and friends, I couldn’t sleep...

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November 30, 2021

A Masterpiece

For the past few years, I have been studying how to paint with oils. At first, the technique was overwhelming. However, I am beginning to feel more comfortable with each new...

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November 29, 2021

Worries into Prayers

Worry is a natural, human response to challenging situations. Years ago I contracted life-threatening malaria and typhoid fever, and I worried I would die. Then one day I felt God saying,...

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November 28, 2021

1st Sunday of Advent

One time when our daughters were young, a big blizzard caused our power to go out. At first our daughters were afraid of the darkness. When my husband, Jim, and I...

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November 27, 2021

An Open Mind

I knew no other students in my new sixth-grade class. I cried every day after school, and I felt alone, scared, and empty. I begged my mom not to make me...

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November 26, 2021

Unexpected Places

About a week after I returned from maternity leave, my job was unexpectedly eliminated. I was shocked, hurt, and anxious about how my husband and I would make ends meet. We...

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