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January 27, 2023

Beautiful Melodies

I have been playing the guitar for more than 50 years. I especially enjoy playing alone on a Sunday afternoon. It is almost like praying with my fingers. But every three...

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January 26, 2023

Promise Fulfilled

When my husband and I received an urgent message that my father was not doing well, we immediately bought plane tickets and flew to Buenos Aires. Two cousins met us upon...

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January 25, 2023


Making connections with students while teaching remotely is hard. I can’t pat them on the back or easily whisper words of encouragement when they struggle. I can’t offer high fives when...

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January 24, 2023

Continuing Education

I was a health-care clinician for 40 years. To maintain my credentials and remain in good standing, I had to provide my clinical board with annual proficiencies and continuing-education units. This...

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January 23, 2023

Source of Strength

A friend and I were having a chat a couple of days ago, and she asked, “Is it wrong for a Christian to question God when things are hard and not...

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January 22, 2023

Two Types of People

Early in Jesus’ ministry, he was preaching at a home. A large crowd gathered to hear him, many of whom had been healed of sickness by Jesus in the weeks before....

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January 21, 2023

Finding the Light

Several months after my college graduation, a few lumps formed in my neck. I had been sick and assumed my illness had caused my lymph nodes to swell, which is fairly...

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January 20, 2023

How to Pray

The six-year-old daughter of a church member once asked me three questions: Who taught you how to pray? Who teaches pastors how to pray? Can you teach me how to pray?...

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January 19, 2023

Striving for Humility

Last week, my friend and I had a heated disagreement. At first I didn’t feel like I had anything to apologize for, but I was willing to let it go if...

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January 18, 2023

A Special Place

Needing to find a quiet place to clear my head and find direction and peace, I had driven to one of my favorite spots. On a warm, breezy morning in southern...

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