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October 29, 2017

A Forest of Faith

In the 1940s, Floyd Smith ordered a small packet of bamboo shoots in the mail and planted them on his property in Prattville, Alabama. Today, his land is preserved as a...

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October 28, 2017

Beauty in Creation

My husband, Gary, and I visited Niagara Falls, Ontario, eager to see the famous waterfall. As we walked down the street, neon signs and bright banners advertised food and souvenirs. Loud...

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October 27, 2017

Surrounded by Prayer

Several sisters in our church have organized a women’s prayer ministry. After worship, when the rest of the church members go home, we gather in a small room for prayer. In...

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October 26, 2017

The Perfect Gift

In 2014, one of the world’s most popular music groups teamed up with one of the world’s largest computer companies to give a free copy of the band’s latest music to...

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October 25, 2017

Stones in Our path

Our land is called “Rock Hill Farm” because of its 
never-ending supply of large stones. These stones have proven to be a nuisance over the years, but they have also given...

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October 24, 2017

Clothed in the Spirit

My friend invited me to be one of four groomsmen in his wedding. After arriving in America, I was taken to a shop where all the groomsmen were fitted for our...

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October 23, 2017

A Moving Experience

Because of a job change, my husband and I uprooted our family. We moved from our beloved home in Missouri to Houston, Texas. We knew that we would miss not only...

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October 22, 2017

Eight Acres of Encouragement

Several years ago my church wrestled with the prospect of building a new facility. Our location on a corner lot downtown prohibited expansion, and parking was limited. Our congregation could not...

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October 21, 2017

A Song in the Night

As a child, I was often frightened at the setting of the sun. Whether we had electric power or not, when I looked through the window at the 
disappearing sun, the...

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October 20, 2017

Rattling Feed Buckets

My father worked most of his life at a racing-horse farm in upstate New York. An exercise rider and jack-of-all-trades, he had a special affinity with the horses he worked with...

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