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January 31, 2017

Taste and See

When I asked about the growing popularity of gator-tail cuisine, people often said, “It tastes like chicken.” However, when I thought of an alligator, I could not imagine that any part...

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January 30, 2017

Treasure in the Heart

My daughter wanted to redecorate her room, which was cluttered with souvenirs and childhood toys. As I helped her get rid of the stuff 
and decorate with color-
coordinated curtains and bedding,...

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January 29, 2017

Fresh and Green

Standing in Sequoia National Forest, among some of the oldest trees in the world, always makes me look up. I am amazed to be in the presence of something that old...

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January 28, 2017

Rest Practice

I sat at my drums, music playing through my headphones, my hands and feet moving in time to the song I was learning for a theater production. My eyes tracked the...

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January 27, 2017

Looking for the Beauty

At the beginning of our trip to Western Australia, I was on a mission to see wildflowers. As we drove around, I scanned the edges of the roadside where I’d seen...

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January 26, 2017

The Importance of 
Recharging

A friend of mine was showing me the features of his new smartphone. Suddenly, a shrill beeping assaulted our ears and he read a notification.  Then we heard a low humming...

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January 25, 2017

Soul Answers

“Why?” I sobbed into my husband’s arms. A joyous 
occasion had turned to despair. After a 24-hour labor, our baby boy was dead. Fifty years later, I still remember the chill...

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January 24, 2017

Calling All Volunteers!

This verse from Isaiah was one of the verses that touched my mother’s heart with the desire to become a missionary. Many times I heard the story of how my mom...

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January 23, 2017

Trusting God 
through Transition

When I moved to the bustling metropolis of Istanbul, a city of more than 15 million people, God seemed distant and unconcerned. My wife, our two children, and I had moved...

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January 22, 2017

Seeing the Potential

The plant had only two puny leaves sticking out of a dirty clay pot. When one of the rummage-sale workers asked me, “Will you take it?” my first thought was, Another...

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