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May 26, 2023

God’s Love

I vividly remember the day I received bad news from back home. I was in seminary in a foreign country, and at that moment, I felt lost and in despair. I...

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May 25, 2023

Moving On

I identify with the baby bird that lingers in its nest outside my door. Its three siblings flew away yesterday, and it is alone. Its parents flutter by in the mornings...

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May 24, 2023

No Prestige Needed

When I meet new people, they are rarely impressed when I tell them that I work as a cleaning lady in a nursing home. Evidently, making beds and mopping floors doesn’t...

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May 23, 2023

Closer to God

One day, my co-worker gave me a potted flower that was slightly dry. I knew that if the plant was not watered, it would soon die. So I began to care...

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May 22, 2023

More than We Can Bear

For 42 years I had the privilege of serving as a pastor. I officiated at many funerals and ministered to many people going through trying and tragic situations. Often I heard...

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May 21, 2023

Free in Christ

Growing up in a family of overachievers, I always felt one step behind. I was not an all-A student, and I did not want to make decisions about my future based...

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May 20, 2023

Live Confidently

Every evening before I go to sleep, my thoughts turn to the Lord as I meditate on Psalm 4:8. In this frame of mind, I go to sleep with ease. Some...

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May 19, 2023

A Strong Foundation

When my husband began building our house, I was eager to help. He gave me the job of mixing the mortar for the basement block he was laying. Mortar is a...

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May 18, 2023

“Daddy Fix!”

When I was a small child and one of my toys broke, I would carry it to my dad, hold it up, and confidently say, “Daddy fix!” Over the years, I...

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