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June 10, 2019

Never in Vain

“Hi. It’s Bonnie,” said the voice on the phone. “I just wanted you to know that I’ve come back to the Lord.” The ring of excitement in her voice when she...

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June 9, 2019

Unity and Harmony

In our prison we have two choirs. One sings in English and the other in Spanish. I am in the English choir. On the months that have a fifth Sunday, we...

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June 8, 2019

A Good Samaritan

When I was a child I enjoyed spending time in my father’s tailor shop, listening to him tell stories from his childhood while he worked. My father was happy growing up...

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June 7, 2019

Losing Focus

One afternoon, I was standing on my paddle board, looking into the clear water below. Suddenly, I saw a large, ominous shadow approaching. I strained to see what it was and...

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June 6, 2019

Always a Winner

As my friend Charles approached serious heart surgery, he had great peace. He explained: “Whatever way it turns out, I’m a winner.” A few years later, he faced another heart procedure...

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June 5, 2019

A Walking Testimony

As I watched Lainie, my 15-year-old granddaughter, walk out of Central High School, I noticed that she was wearing a cross necklace and had John 3:16 printed on her shirt. On...

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June 4, 2019

An Unkindness of Ravens

We were camping in Yellowstone National Park in Raven’s Roost Campground. When we were rudely awakened before dawn by a riotous chorus of caws, we learned why one term for a...

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June 3, 2019

“Do You not Care?”

Prior to elections in Kenya in 2017, we heard numerous appeals for a peaceful voting experience. Even as the appeals for peace were being made, the fear of violence simmered deep...

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June 2, 2019

The Gospel through Deeds

When I studied abroad at the Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, France, I befriended students from Algeria and Tunisia. Since the program focused on religious rights, we discussed religious freedom in...

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June 1, 2019

Who Are You?

The summer before my sophomore year of college, I was working at a camp 900 miles from home. Being away from my home church and the Christian community at my college...

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Sharing the Gift of Faith

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