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September 10, 2020

Joy and Gladness

As I sat at my window watching the rain fall on the leaves, I reflected on how much I had been through since my cancer diagnosis. Five rounds of chemotherapy, a...

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September 9, 2020

In God’s Presence

I have recently been spending more time reading God’s word and praying, and though I could be more consistent in my practice, every day I grow closer to God than I...

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September 8, 2020

The Well-Marked Trail

Hiking in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, I have sometimes taken the wrong trail. These unmarked paths seem inviting at first, but before too long they narrow and end, leaving...

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September 7, 2020

A Steadfast Example

As I took out the trash one afternoon, I saw a car approaching. The driver rolled down the window and said, “Hi.” I recognized her as one of my neighbors. She...

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September 6, 2020

Peace in Our Hearts

I had just returned from the market one morning when I was shocked by a message from my friends. They informed me that three churches in our city had been bombed....

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September 5, 2020

God Is Everywhere

As I grew up, I heard my parents say that God is everywhere. I used to wonder, How can God be everywhere when I cannot see God? But after I started...

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September 4, 2020

In Small Ways

When I was younger I looked forward to retirement as a time when I would do something great for God. I envisioned a missionary trek where I would bring hope to...

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September 3, 2020

Searching for Peace

Recently, I was going through a difficult time. I went to the church atrium to pray and try to find peace. In the atrium, I admired the birds perched on the...

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September 2, 2020

Loving One Another

When I was 11 years old, a new family joined our church. Alex, the 13-year-old boy in this family, was a bit of a wild child. I mostly avoided Alex because...

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September 1, 2020

Strength in Weakness

As a nurse in a busy surgical-oncology unit, I was feeling depleted. Slumped into a pew in the quiet hospital chapel, I gazed mindlessly at a group of candles in the...

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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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