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August 3, 2017

10,000 Reasons

One morning I heard a song that mentions having 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord. As I listened, I asked myself, Do I have 10,000 reasons to be grateful? I began...

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August 2, 2017

Christ Is the Center

Years ago, my husband and I were called to help reconcile a father and son who had undergone years of bitter feuding and separation. A round table in the center of...

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August 1, 2017

Marvel at God’s Love

I have been going through many challenges recently, and I am trusting that God will help me. But sometimes doubt creeps in, and I feel overwhelmed or helpless. After watching an...

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July 31, 2017

The Light of the World

Both our home and the church where my wife and I serve are located outside the city. This allows me the opportunity to truly appreciate the wonders of nature day and...

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July 30, 2017

In the Face of Loss

The ultrasound tech moved the wand over my abdomen. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “I am sorry; there is no heartbeat. The baby is gone.” My heart...

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July 29, 2017

Fox Wisdom

As I drove cautiously up my long driveway, I saw a thin red fox sitting in the brush and watching over her three rambunctious babies. Not wanting to frighten them, I...

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July 28, 2017

I Just Do

I raise guineas, chicken-sized fowl that are fairly common on farms in the southern United States. Like chickens, these birds eat bugs and have a special fondness for ticks, which makes...

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July 27, 2017

God of the Nomad

International migration is on the rise, and its scope, complexity, and impact continue to grow. Traveling to a new place can come with anxiety and fear of the unknown. The Israelites...

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July 26, 2017

God’s timing

Throughout the Gospels Jesus tells his followers not to fear. Yet when I look at the notes I’ve written in the margins of my Bible, I find many concerns and worries....

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July 25, 2017

Living Water

I live in Texas, which can be extremely hot and dry in the summer. We recently endured a long, severe summer drought. Lakes that had once been filled with boats were...

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Writing, journaling, taking time to pause are practices that help me remain resilient in the midst of life's challenges—and we all need those things.”


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