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Latest Devotionals

October 25, 2016

Never Forgotten

While walking along the lakeside of our local county park, taking photos of the beautiful landscape, and enjoying the sunshine and warm breezes, I noticed something lying in the dirt. It...

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October 24, 2016

The Joy of Obedience

Recently, I saw a student rocking his chair in class. I 
reminded him that another student had fallen while rocking his chair and had needed to go to the hospital for...

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October 23, 2016

Power of a Psalm

During our son Paul’s training as a cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy, he and the other cadets were tested to their limits. As his parents, Betty and I supported...

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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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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

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