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September 18, 2016

Privileged to Teach

I recently turned 80 years old. Even at this age, I cannot forget my Sunday school teachers. I attended Sunday school from the ages of three to 18. During this period,...

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September 17, 2016

Hide-and-Seek

Hide-and-seek was one of my favorite childhood games. I remember curling up behind my dad’s recliner, stifling a giggle that begged to erupt. My 
sister, Rainey, would prowl through the house...

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September 16, 2016

Not the Final Word

On a trip to Israel, I visited the gravesite that many people think is Lazarus’s tomb. It was a somber but hopeful experience. Being in that place brought to mind the...

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September 15, 2016

A Sympathetic Savior

Someone in my seventh-grade Sunday school class 
remarked that Jesus experienced all the same temptations and trials that we face today. Then one girl’s head shot up; and with a questioning...

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September 14, 2016

A Concert of God’s Word

When I was a little girl, I took piano lessons. Playing piano was not something that came naturally to me, and my teacher assigned me only the 
simplest tunes. Within a...

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September 13, 2016

a Spiritual Family

It was my 47th birthday. I was celebrating it without any family that year because God had called me to serve in a new church in a different state from the...

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September 12, 2016

Begin with Truth

Although I am generally an optimist, I know things don’t always turn out well. Financial fears sometimes come true. Biopsy results sometimes show cancer. People disappoint us. Problems arise.I was often...

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September 11, 2016

Give me the words, Lord

After the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, I was asked to help at the New York City Family Assistance Center. I was assigned to the legal division to...

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September 10, 2016

Following

The youth group were traveling in a caravan. Those 
following thought that the people in the first car knew their destination. Then, they 
circled around several times, one of the youth...

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September 9, 2016

THe stones will cry out

Last year just before Easter our pastor preached a beautiful sermon on today’s reading about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The pastor spoke about how important it is for each of...

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The Wondrous Mystery

"If we are disciples of [Jesus'] life, we will above all be reconcilers, seeking always to bring together those who are estranged..." Read more.