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October 8, 2016

God is Near

One of the first things I learned as a Sunday school teacher is that one child will always cry for their parents. Sunday after Sunday at least one child dissolves into...

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October 7, 2016

Connected

My son is a United Methodist missionary. I have been fortunate to meet many faithful Christians while traveling with or visiting him in other countries. As a result, I feel just...

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October 6, 2016

Burying Your Talents?

Our interim pastor recently preached a sermon on the Parable of the Talents that helped me realize its fuller meaning. Because I had always looked at this parable only in terms...

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October 5, 2016

Fake Fishing

For my tenth birthday I begged for and received a shiny new fishing pole. On my first trip to the brook, I was squeamish about pushing the worm onto the hook,...

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October 4, 2016

God’s Constant Presence

In 2003, my husband and I decided to move out of our large house where we had lived for 44 years. The house 
that had been ideal when our three children...

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October 3, 2016

serving with faith

As a teenager, I was in a youth service group. The group was made up of young people from 10 churches within a 
radius of 60 km (37 miles). Years later,...

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October 2, 2016

God’s Shirt

I was studying full-time and trying to hold down a part-time job as a pastor. My spouse worked full-time. One day, my toddler son sat on my lap at my desk....

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October 1, 2016

Stealing Jesus

I could tell something was wrong with my friend before she made it to my bunk. She had a bewildered look on her face as she approached me. “You will never...

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September 30, 2016

Shining God’s Goodness

Sometimes we see the evil in this world and wonder how a loving God could let it go unchecked. I think perhaps we should be asking a different question. Aren’t goodness,...

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September 29, 2016

The Lord’s Song

When I was eight years old, I asked the Lord into my heart in Sunday school and soon discovered the joy of singing and dancing for Jesus. In fifth grade, when...

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A Lifelong Journey

"When we begin to really understand what a disciple is—a person who knows Christ, who is growing in Christ, who is serving Christ and sharing Christ—we discover that discipleship is a lifelong journey that requires a steady connectedness to Jesus." Read More.