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August 24, 2017

Server Available 24/7

After we were given computers to enhance learning for our junior high school students, we were excited to connect with donors and well-wishers to give them our heartfelt thanks. We wanted...

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August 23, 2017

Working for the Lord

In my late twenties, a few years after I had committed my life to Christ, I was working as a computer programmer for a large company. One day I had been...

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August 22, 2017

The Fig Tree

Over two years ago, I bought a small fig tree and planted it in the garden. It didn’t do well and looked as if it were dying. I dug it up...

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August 21, 2017

Comforting Presence

I received an unexpected phone call telling me that my dad had passed away after suffering with Alzheimer’s for several years. As I traveled almost 1200 miles to be with family,...

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August 20, 2017

Go for the Gold

When I was 21, my best friend, Tim, and I got summer jobs in Skagway, Alaska. We’d been dating for several months, so I was delighted when he proposed and slipped...

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August 19, 2017

The Power of Praise

Recently, the leader of my Christian youth group asked each of us why we enjoyed attending church. One of my friends said with a smile, “Because the food is always delicious.”...

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August 18, 2017

Humble Service

A few days a week I volunteer in our church library. I often see a certain man walking down the hall with a screwdriver or a drill or a sander in...

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August 17, 2017

Never an Annoyance

My two cats, Samantha and Chloe, both love to lie in my lap. Chloe is quite personable and affectionate. Samantha, on the other hand, seems to need constant reassurance that she...

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August 16, 2017

The Hidden Disciple

Jesus called brothers James and John at the same time. They followed immediately and were with Jesus throughout his ministry. Interestingly, almost every reference to James is in relation to John...

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August 15, 2017

No Limits

A fellow musician and I had just started a contemporary worship service with only two instruments: drums and an acoustic guitar. We did the best we could, but the service struggled...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. 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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