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March 31, 2017

Guidance and Hope

Every day I ask for God’s guidance. I share my problems and concerns with God and place them in God’s hands. But as I write this meditation, it is difficult. I...

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March 30, 2017

God is Trustworthy

I thought I was settled for life. Bob and I had graduated from high school and college, married, and were living in 
our hometown. Then, God called my husband to full-time...

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March 29, 2017

A Party with Presents

When asked what he wanted for his 8th birthday party, my grandson Caleb said, “A party with presents. Everybody brings a present, and then we will take all the presents to...

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March 28, 2017

Lessons of Love

My 87-year-old father enjoys feeding birds and small 
animals. One day, I was visiting him after he had thrown scrap food into the woods for the wild animals. Instead of 
attracting...

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March 27, 2017

Tunnels

A few years ago our family was returning from a road trip to Mumbai. I was driving on Mumbai-Pune Expressway and enjoying the scenic stretch surrounded by hills and 
valleys. Suddenly,...

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March 26, 2017

4th Sunday in Lent

My daughter Alexis is an active three-year-old who loves 
to talk. Her favorite question is, “Why?” Many days we have in-depth conversations about why I go to work, why she goes...

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March 25, 2017

“Thank You for Being Here”

As a public-utility worker for many years, I went out on service calls — often at odd times and to bad situations. Many times, I was greeted by someone who acted...

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March 24, 2017

A Cup of Tea

It was a dry, dusty afternoon. Spring was turning to summer in Italy, and the smell of the sea drifted from the port and wound through the narrow streets. Difficult circumstances...

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March 23, 2017

No Need for a Monument

In March of 2015, the founding prime minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, passed away. He is considered the father of modern Singapore because he led the growth of the...

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March 22, 2017

Strength in Christ

For many months, my six children and I were homeless and living in our rundown car. We got most of our food out of dumpsters and washed up in gas station...

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An Anchor in the Storm

Joining friends at The Upper Room in morning prayer on Facebook Live has been an anchor in the storm during recent weeks. In the chaos of trying to figure out how to do ministry in strange and uncertain times, it was a compelling call to stop, breathe, listen, and be in community with those who gather "where the world meets to pray." Join us each day for morning prayer.