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April 14, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY

Each year when my husband and I planted corn, we 
marveled as the kernels we planted would grow and become stalks with many ears of corn, each ear with many kernels...

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April 13, 2017

A Secure Grip

When I was young, my family went walking in the forests of Hogsback, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. To get to the top of the slope, we first had...

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April 12, 2017

The Path of Mercy

Many people know the story of the good Samaritan and his compassion for the man who was in crisis. I find it interesting that the verb in today’s quoted verse is...

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April 11, 2017

Testing the Pond

Growing up, my brothers and I loved to skate and play hockey on the frozen pond near our house. Finding out when it was solid enough to skate on was quite...

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April 10, 2017

Strength from God

As a part of my personal ministry, I volunteer at a local prison, and I am humbled to be around the men of F Block. Many of the men there have...

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April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

For ten years my husband has participated in international triathlon events called Ironman. People from all over the world gather to complete a journey of 140.6 miles. They have 17 hours...

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April 8, 2017

The Peace of God

A few months ago I flew in a small plane. As the plane moved down the runway and began to gain altitude, I 
noticed the change in cabin pressure. Feeling slightly...

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April 7, 2017

Pray a Happy Prayer

As my daughter neared the end of her long and difficult battle with cancer, her husband and her father and I were often at her bedside. I’m sure our prayers reflected...

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April 6, 2017

My Worst Day

On the worst day of my mission work in Africa, I woke up early to drive several hours into the bush. I got lost multiple times before finally finding the church...

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April 5, 2017

Leftovers

I often serve my family leftovers to save myself a little time. The original meal is usually delicious. But when I serve the leftovers several days later, I sometimes feel that...

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Rejoice!

I chose the book Because of This I Rejoice for our Sunday Spiritual Formation class. Our leader gave instructions for individuals to choose a 'discipline' to put into practice each week. Several class members have commented, "I like this book.” Read more.