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February 12, 2018

The First Step

Simon Peter had spent the entire night fishing with no results when Jesus approached him and told him to get back into his boat and put his nets out in deep...

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February 11, 2018

A Joyful Heart

Since I have no car or motorcycle, I often walk 30 minutes to church. One day, one of my friends said, “The distance is so far; don’t you get tired?” With...

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February 10, 2018

Red-Shirt Saturday

My co-worker John spends most Saturdays with his grandson, Carson. They wear matching red shirts for their fun adventures and work days together. The relationship is filled with love, trust, caring,...

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February 9, 2018

What’s in a Name?

When my wife and I were in England a few years ago, we noticed that nearly every house had a name posted on the outside. We had rented a 15th-century house...

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February 8, 2018

True Wealth

When I was young, I wanted to be a pop star because I wanted fame and money. For as long as I could remember, my mother and I had been surviving...

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February 7, 2018

At the Pizza Counter

When I arrived at the grocery store to pick up the pizza for our fundraiser, I was already running late. I had just finished officiating a wedding 40 miles away and...

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February 6, 2018

Troubling Times

In 2005 I was unjustly removed from my job. For 14 months I remained at home, waiting, while my case was under review. Each morning I woke up anxious and sad,...

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February 5, 2018


After the worship service in the small rural church, the two dozen worshipers moved into an adjoining room for coffee and snacks. Although I was a visitor, I knew one man...

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February 4, 2018

Accepting Help

One morning on vacation, my daughter and I took a walk along the beach. We saw a small crab sidling quickly toward the water. But the tide was coming in, and...

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February 3, 2018

Hidden from View

At our home in Oregon, we keep an umbrella by our door because we get such heavy rain from October to April that we can go for days without seeing the...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .