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August 8, 2017

Perfect Love

When I was a child my family did not attend church regularly. My primary exposure to preaching was through radio sermons that were mostly about fearing God’s condemnation. I started to...

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August 7, 2017

The Great Exchange

We were miles from the nearest town. With the low-fuel warning light on in my car and two mountains to cross, I prayed, “Our cell phones don’t work out here, and...

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August 6, 2017

The old watch

As a minister, I recently received an appointment to a new congregation. I was packing and waiting for the big change in my life when I saw my grandmother’s old watch,...

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August 5, 2017

“follow me!”

In today’s reading we find Jesus talking to Peter after Peter has denied him. Jesus tries to help him focus on his own life. However, Peter instantly asks about another disciple...

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August 4, 2017

Sharing God’s Word

My friend Robin was discouraged. Only 13 children had attended our church’s annual vacation Bible school. “We put all this money into it,” she said. “I recruited people to help. I...

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August 3, 2017

10,000 Reasons

One morning I heard a song that mentions having 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord. As I listened, I asked myself, Do I have 10,000 reasons to be grateful? I began...

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August 2, 2017

Christ Is the Center

Years ago, my husband and I were called to help reconcile a father and son who had undergone years of bitter feuding and separation. A round table in the center of...

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August 1, 2017

Marvel at God’s Love

I have been going through many challenges recently, and I am trusting that God will help me. But sometimes doubt creeps in, and I feel overwhelmed or helpless. After watching an...

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July 31, 2017

The Light of the World

Both our home and the church where my wife and I serve are located outside the city. This allows me the opportunity to truly appreciate the wonders of nature day and...

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July 30, 2017

In the Face of Loss

The ultrasound tech moved the wand over my abdomen. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “I am sorry; there is no heartbeat. The baby is gone.” My heart...

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