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July 17, 2017

clothed in kindness

I was scared when we walked into the emergency room at 4 am. My husband, Jose, had tingling and numbness down his left side and a slight limp, symptoms of a...

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July 16, 2017

Works of Art

A number of years ago I went for a walk in the woods with Bob, a friend from church who was a professor of forestry. As we were enjoying the natural...

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July 15, 2017

Live In Harmony

I recently read a newspaper article about sociable weaver birds that live in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. They build nests large enough to house hundreds of birds on trees and...

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July 14, 2017

God Travels

Reading The Upper Room has become one of my early-
morning rituals. Before I do anything else, I read a daily 
devotional from the e-mail that was sent to me in the...

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July 13, 2017

Safely Back Home

I’ve always found jogging to be a good way to spend time with God. I have continued this practice during my Peace Corps service here in West Africa. Because I am...

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July 12, 2017

Mini-Miracles

You would expect the Son of God to begin his ministry with a spectacular miracle: raising someone from the dead, multiplying loaves and fishes, or at least walking on the sea....

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July 11, 2017

Letting Go of Life’s 
Trophies

A hymn titled “The Old Rugged Cross” has this line in its chorus: “I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down.” It is about the...

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July 10, 2017

Faith and Praise

The red light at the intersection seemed to take forever. I sat in my car, fuming impatiently, tapping my fingers on the steering wheel. I had a long list of errands....

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July 9, 2017

Daily Praise

Life can be busy, with endless responsibilities. I get caught up in the chaos and stress of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. By day’s end I am often tense, exhausted, and impatient. Lately,...

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July 8, 2017

Sharing my faith

While I was studying as an exchange student in Japan, I was out of my comfort zone. It was difficult. Once, a friend invited me to a birthday dinner where I...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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