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January 11, 2022

Getting to Know God

Over 30 years ago, I experienced early-onset menopause. I was a mother and working full-time at a bank while my husband had just changed his career path. Fearing an increased risk...

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January 10, 2022

God’s Beloved

My family and I are serving as missionaries in Tanzania, Africa. I accompany my daughter Olivia to school in a bajaji (a three-wheeled tut-tut taxi). Most days, the drivers are quiet...

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January 9, 2022

Continued Growth

My little farming homestead is nestled in a suburban, woodsy neighborhood. In the late afternoon, I love to walk through the trees behind the house as the light dances among the...

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January 8, 2022

Behind the Scenes

The account of the boy who gave up his lunch to feed the multitudes is a familiar one. But I often wonder about the one who prepared the boy’s lunch. When...

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January 7, 2022

Not Alone

For followers of Christ, it can be lonely in the workplace, school playground, university campus, neighborhood group, or even in our family. When conversations feel unedifying or ungodly and we don’t...

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January 6, 2022

Day of the Kings

On January 6th of each year, many of my neighbors across the border in Mexico celebrate “Día de los Reyes,” or “Day of the Kings.” This holiday is a celebration of...

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January 5, 2022

Praise Prayers

One day I began my usual morning prayers. I prayed for my children’s needs, my needs, and the needs of friends and family. Suddenly, a vivid image of a gumball machine...

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January 4, 2022

Holding on to God

This year I have suffered heavily from anxiety and depression. I never knew how debilitating mental illness could be. My brain and body seemed to stop functioning. I had ceased my...

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January 3, 2022

A Heart of Love

One morning the Holy Spirit taught me a lesson about the love of Christ through my son Melvin. Melvin has autism. He is 44 years old now, and what a journey...

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January 2, 2022

Recognition

When I was much younger, my grandparents adopted me after my mother died. My grandmother was my biggest fan and supported me in school and in my extracurricular activities. She truly...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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