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November 21, 2017

Key to Courage

My heart raced. I couldn’t sleep. Lord, I can’t do this. Although I’d spent weeks preparing to speak at a women’s conference, my confidence vanished the night before the event. What...

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November 20, 2017

Running the Race

I’m not a huge fan of running because I’m not very good at it. Every time I get on the treadmill, I think to myself, I just need to build up...

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November 19, 2017

Unseen Gifts

A few years ago, my wife and I traveled to Kenya to serve for two weeks at Kijabe Hospital. As I packed for the trip, I had to closely evaluate each...

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November 18, 2017

Trusting the Father

I needed to take my nine-year-old brother to school one morning, but the gas tank was almost empty. “You can make it to the gas station by the school,” my dad...

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November 17, 2017

Prayers of the World

I have HIV/AIDS, and it is very difficult living with this disease. Recently I suffered a setback and was hospitalized for eight days, which seemed like an eternity. Weak and with...

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November 16, 2017

The Candy Lady

Everyone at my church loves to see Cindy coming. Before worship, she walks around the sanctuary with a tin of assorted candies. Talking and laughing with people as they find their...

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November 15, 2017

The Opinion that Matters

When I read today’s scripture passage, I wonder why David’s father, Jesse, did not send for David when Samuel asked to see all Jesse’s sons. Instead, Jesse left David out in...

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November 14, 2017

God of our Seasons

In a week’s time my daughter goes to college. It will be a big transition, moving away from home and leaving a sheltered Christian family life. My husband and I are...

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November 13, 2017

Birthday Celebration

I used to look forward to birthdays. My 16th birthday was a milestone I greatly anticipated. I was not just excited about getting my driver’s license and being able to drive....

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November 12, 2017

Love Never Fails

Last summer I worked at a local preschool as a summer camp assistant. Three days a week, I was known as “Miss Lily” to a group of two- and three-year-olds. We...

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Whitney Simpson offers a wide-open doorway into embodied practice and awakens us to the long-held wisdom of our tradition that our bodies are sacred places where God meets us and dwells. Fully Human, Fully Divine is a true Christmas gift!”


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