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September 7, 2016

Old Fish, New Fish

Well over 100,000 miles ago I had a new car and put one of those shiny fish on the rear door to let everyone know, “I am a Christian!” As the...

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September 6, 2016

Generation to Generation

As a little girl I enjoyed watching my mother prepare hearty stews, and bake golden loaves of bread and rich, 
velvety cakes and pastries. Close to supper time she would pack...

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September 5, 2016

With Us Always

I was having a rough morning. I hadn’t slept well, and I was worried. Family members were struggling with health issues. A valued employee had resigned. I was trying to meet...

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September 4, 2016

Daily Rituals

There’s something about tea that I find comforting. It isn’t just the flavor but the process of preparing it as well. Warm the pot, steep the leaves, sprinkle in sugar, watch...

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September 3, 2016

Not Alone

The day was going fine until I got to the hospital for a 
routine appointment with my cardiologist. When he finished the cardiac catheterization procedure, he spoke frankly: “You need open-heart...

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September 2, 2016

Good Soil

As I prepared the soil for spring planting, the parable of the sower came to mind. I remembered times when I had tried to plant a garden in hard, rocky soil....

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September 1, 2016

Adopted

As part of a Bible lesson, I gave each child a folded slip of paper with a word written on it, indicating how God sees him or her — loved, redeemed,...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what is it that you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s People and like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”

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