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July 29, 2020

Taste and See

The pungent smell of the durian often brings back fond childhood memories for me. My late father used to lug home gunny sacks of durians from Malaysia. My mother would line...

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July 28, 2020

Whatever We Need

When I was in college, I worked at a beautiful summer camp far away from home. I had no time off, except for one week halfway through the summer. Like most...

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July 27, 2020

Smallest Acts

Shortly before I retired from 40 years of teaching physical education, a young student gave me a red pipe cleaner, roughly shaped like a heart. I attached it to my clipboard...

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July 26, 2020

Pruning

I was going through a rough patch in my relationship with someone very dear to me. I felt that I had done nothing to deserve the painful words and attitudes. Angry...

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July 25, 2020

A New Beginning

I was born in Ryazan, Russia, in 1999. My parents were alcoholics who took me to bars when I was very young. A few days after my third birthday they lost...

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July 24, 2020

God’s Promises

When I was a young girl, my mother gave me a small box of cards containing God’s promises from scripture. Each morning before school, we selected one to read. Those promises...

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July 23, 2020

Genuine Support

I retired a long time ago but have not been able to fulfill my desire to go abroad as a volunteer evangelist. In the meantime, I have chosen to support others...

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July 22, 2020

Coming Near to God

I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished my first 5K run, just before...

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July 21, 2020

Sharing Prayer

Late one evening, my husband became very ill and started bleeding. We rushed him to the hospital. After our very long wait, my husband was finally admitted for further treatment. On...

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July 20, 2020

“When You’re Smiling”

From 4:00 to 6:00 each morning I spend time in prayer and devotion. I find it the best time to engage in conversation with God, praising and thanking God for each...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.