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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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September 28, 2016

It’s NOT Fair!

“It’s not fair!” As a father of five, I have heard that a few times. I don’t think we ever grow out of that feeling. Jesus told a parable about fairness....

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September 27, 2016

Where to Focus?

I looked up to see cobwebs outside on my upstairs window. As I thought about the best way to clean them up, along came a Willy Wagtail who flew to the...

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September 26, 2016

Desire to Change

“I really said that?” The new teacher’s assistant had just spent five minutes badgering a struggling student. Hearing her words and irritated tone of voice, the demoralized second-grade boy had slumped...

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Looking to God for Strength

"How many times do we get stuck looking at people getting under our skin or at all that is wrong instead of looking to God for strength?" Read more.