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May 8, 2017

Using Time Wisely

One night, after a period of feeling detached from God, I received word that one of my childhood friends had died in a traffic accident. The news was so painful that...

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May 7, 2017

Learning to Listen

My husband, Dan, and I have been birdwatching together for 20 years. Recognizing bird songs helps us to know which bird is near so that we can more easily spot it....

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May 6, 2017

The Question

After my first few months working overseas — struggling with learning a new language and experiencing a culture very different from my own — I was beginning to have a negative...

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May 5, 2017

STAYING ON THE PATH

One summer I spent three months at a wilderness lake with my best friend. We left our Volkswagen van parked at the end of a bumpy dirt road and carried an...

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May 4, 2017

Created for a Purpose

I am only four feet seven inches tall. In kindergarten, I was constantly teased about my height. The ugly words troubled me. One day I asked God, “Why did you make...

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May 3, 2017

The Wind at Your Back

I once told someone about my struggles with a habitual sin. I asked for advice and support. The response was, 
“Well, if you’re a Christian, you shouldn’t have any trouble controlling...

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May 2, 2017

Every Believer’s Call

As an Upper Room intern who is blind, I have shared laughter and tears with our Braille readers. While I initially contacted them about subscriptions, together we found an unbreakable bond...

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May 1, 2017

Family Faith

I became the first Christian in my family, and the joy I found in Jesus Christ led me to speak the good news. But I was rejected by my own family....

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April 30, 2017

diamonds in the Rough

One misty, gray morning I went walking with my children just as the rain stopped. We passed an ugly, bare field of roughly mown stubble. Returning some time later, however, we...

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April 29, 2017

Prayer: A Gift of Love

During our weekly Bible study at church, one of the 
members, Edie, asked if anyone would be interested in 
coming to the prayer group next week. I never gave much thought...

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Emmaus helped me laugh again, and it brought joy back to my life after the loss of my child. I am now stronger than ever in my walk with the Lord. And to this day, I continue to sponsor pilgrims to The Walk to Emmaus. In my local church, I have led our discipleship team and have had the opportunity to start new Sunday school classes and various women’s ministries. ¡De Colores!”

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