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February 20, 2017

Waiting for the Lord

David, the presumed author of Psalm 27, had adversaries intent on taking his life; yet he proclaimed that the Lord was his light, his salvation, and his stronghold. I do not...

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February 19, 2017

Never Off Duty

Recently I met my son, James, for lunch. To my surprise, he insisted on paying for my meal, saying, “Give the money to someone who really needs it.” After lunch we...

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February 18, 2017

Blessed Assurance

My good friend Glenn had been diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. As I drove to visit him, I wondered how the visit would go. I have made other...

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February 17, 2017

God’s Gifts

My sister, Bev, is a retired English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and I am a retired nurse. We have recently 
become involved in meeting the needs of refugees. Trying...

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February 16, 2017

God is Watching

Thirteen years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I was only 52 and in good health. This brain stem stroke left me totally paralyzed from the neck down, without the ability...

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February 15, 2017

Eternal Light

Honey bees navigate by the position of the sun. I thought of this while sitting in our tent one night, watching a trapped bee trying to get back to its hive...

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February 14, 2017

body of Christ

One evening, my wife and I were sitting in a concert hall listening to nice music. Suddenly, my cell phone rang, and I saw that it was my daughter calling. The...

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February 13, 2017

Faith Without Fanfare

When I was a young girl, I thought God lived at our church. Our family resided on Eton Way, and I believed that God made a home in a brown building...

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February 12, 2017

Leaving the Past Behind

I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to...

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February 11, 2017

Sleeping in Peace

Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who...

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Vulnerability

“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.