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June 27, 2017

God’s Gift

When I was younger, I would notice how happy wealthy friends seemed to be. I had difficulty understanding why I didn’t have the same privileges as my friends. A friend once...

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June 26, 2017

Finish It

I recently got a new job at an agricultural research institution. When I first started, the job was challenging, and my motivation was low because it was a new field of...

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June 25, 2017

A Safe Place

When I was a young girl, at times I found my home to 
be a frightening place because my mother was an alcoholic. I often sought refuge outside in the large...

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June 24, 2017

Supplying our Needs

The young pastors in my denomination faced a financial crisis during the prime of our ministries in the 1990s. For a few months, we did not receive our monthly payments. We...

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June 23, 2017

Respond with Love

Years ago I worked with individuals who had suffered 
traumatic brain injuries. Most of my clients were people who had been in motorcycle or car wrecks. Some of them were able...

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June 22, 2017

Deep Roots

We recently spent some time living in the mountains of Boquete, Panama. The climate there is called Eternal Spring because there are no distinct seasons. The temperature remains virtually the same...

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June 21, 2017

Just Help

My wife and I were enjoying our ride together when we passed a man holding a sign that read, “Will Work for Food.” Later, we saw him getting into a car....

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June 20, 2017

Stranded in the Desert

While on a two-year trip around the world in a Volkswagen camper, I was stranded in the Sahara Desert for several days. The Hoggar, the track I was traveling through Algeria...

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June 19, 2017

Calmed Storms

In today’s reading, the disciples were overcome by fear and woke Jesus from a sound sleep. They cried out and questioned his care for them. But Jesus calmed the wind and...

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June 18, 2017

Just Like My Father

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be just like my dad. He was my hero and my best buddy. I loved everything Dad loved. I loved fishing,...

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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”

 On September 19th, attend Emmaus Ministries International Virtual Gathering.