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September 26, 2022

Filled with New Peace

In 2007, my 29-year-old son, Deon, was murdered. He was a loving, caring, and giving person. The grief I endured was tremendous. For months in my brokenness I cried — consumed...

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September 25, 2022

Always on Time

In September 2017 my job contract came to an abrupt end. I was devastated and felt hopeless. How would I find new employment when companies were wrapping up business for the...

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September 24, 2022

Navigating Changes

When our daughter was four years old, we received a chrysalis in a clear jar. I explained to her that it was God’s plan for a caterpillar to change into a...

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September 23, 2022

Finding Peace

Whenever I read Isaiah 66 where the prophet speaks about restoring peace and prosperity to Jerusalem, it reminds me of when our family lived in Berlin during the Cold War. It...

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September 22, 2022

Journey to Stability

Seventeen years ago, I had a breakthrough and finally understood the Lord’s love for me. For decades I had begged God to deliver me from my eating disorders and clinical depression....

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September 21, 2022

The Gift

I really enjoy classical music. The Brandenburg Concertos by Bach are special favorites of mine. The history of these pieces makes them even more intriguing. Bach composed them and sent the...

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September 20, 2022

Cleansing Tears

I sat in a rocking chair on the front porch of our farmhouse watching the rain drench my garden as a storm moved across the cornfields. Almost immediately the air cooled,...

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September 19, 2022

Called to Share

I work at a locally owned lumber and hardware company that has several stores across Central Texas. One common occurrence in the company is a stock transfer wherein one store sends...

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September 18, 2022

Strength in Weakness

In the past I would wake up some mornings with a feeling of dread. I thought about my failures, fears, and rejections. I wondered why I hadn’t accomplished more by now...

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September 17, 2022

Through My Parents’ Eyes

Both my mom and my dad were deaf most of their lives. Neither was born deaf; they lost their hearing as children because of illness. While both had a disability, they...

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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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