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October 16, 2016

Good times and Bad Times

I am going through a prolonged period of unemployment. In the past, I had always been able to find work. But during this current period of unemployment, I have come to...

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October 15, 2016

awake

Our plane was gliding over patches of clouds. After a 
little while, the crew announced that because of weather, the flight might be bumpy, but there was no reason to panic....

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October 14, 2016

A Little Deeper

My two-year-old daughter stood hesitantly on the shore, the Gulf Coast waters inches away from her feet. “I’m scared,” she said adamantly. “It’s okay,” her aunt coaxed, “take just one step.”...

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October 13, 2016

Active Listening

I serve as an instructor pilot in the United States Navy Reserve and teach students to fly complex jet aircraft that travel at high speeds. One of the areas in which...

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October 12, 2016

With God’s Help

When Moses told the Hebrew leaders all that God had promised to accomplish, “They believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned . . . they bowed down 
and...

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October 11, 2016

Spiritual Guides

My wife, Megan, arranged a concert at our home to raise funds for a charity that works to eliminate human trafficking. Since we live at the end 
of a cul-de-sac, we...

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October 10, 2016

Lost and Found

I have a special place in my heart for those who have been convicted of breaking the law. I must have “inherited” it 
from my father. He worked with people who...

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October 9, 2016

trusting god

When my wife, Rae, began chemotherapy treatments for the second time in four years, I tried to become content with our situation and rely on God for strength. My daily 
supplication...

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October 8, 2016

God is Near

One of the first things I learned as a Sunday school teacher is that one child will always cry for their parents. Sunday after Sunday at least one child dissolves into...

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October 7, 2016

Connected

My son is a United Methodist missionary. I have been fortunate to meet many faithful Christians while traveling with or visiting him in other countries. As a result, I feel just...

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Loving the Insights

"I lead a small group of about 12 women, and we were looking for a great Advent study. I had used While We Wait years ago and remembered how beautifully written it was.

I love focusing on the women in the genealogy in Matthew and our church’s Advent sermon series include the songs of Elizabeth, Mary, and Zechariah. So this study seemed just perfect for our 2019 Advent study.

Everyone is enjoying it so much and loving the insights that Mary Lou Redding offers for each character in her study. While We Wait has been a great study for us!"