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September 19, 2016

The Anchor and the Cross

Our grandson Landon loves boats. When he visits us, he pretends our long front porch is a ship. He “hoists the sails” by tugging on the cords of the window blinds...

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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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The Upper Room Chaplains’ Ministry

“Now, more than ever, service members, veterans, and people who are incarcerated need our support. When you give to The Upper Room Chaplains’ Ministry, you provide encouragement and comfort in a tangible way to those who are going through trying times.” Read more...