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October 22, 2016

The Spirit Intercedes

For years, I had trouble praying. The problem was not in the actual act of prayer but in the fear that I wasn’t praying correctly. I had received so much advice...

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October 21, 2016

Prepared for Action

Sunshine and warm temperatures were expected on Monday, and I had planned to do some landscaping. But when Monday arrived, 
I could find only one 
gardening glove, and my small shovel...

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October 20, 2016

The Gift of Love

First Corinthians 13 is a favorite scripture of mine, and I wanted to read it at my son’s wedding. Uncomfortable with public speaking but wanting to give this reading as a...

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October 19, 2016

Listen to Me

As a child, I took lessons in martial arts. Each class began with bowing to the instructor and to the most senior member of the class, out of respect and gratitude...

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October 18, 2016

Calm

When I finished my exercise regimen, I decided to walk along the beach. At one point I stopped to watch and appreciate the power of a rolling wave as it approached...

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October 17, 2016

Morning Dew

It was hot, and I was on a summer women’s retreat at my friend’s farm home. Everyone except me slept inside. Lying on the grass, I was sticky and uncomfortable in...

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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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