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October 11, 2019

An Unexpected Hour

I anticipated a hectic day at work, juggling meetings and projects with deadlines. Even lunchtime was set aside for a working meeting. I decided to jot down a plan listing what...

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October 10, 2019

Productive Pruning

Every year I had searched beneath prickly briars of my raspberry bushes for ripe berries with no success, and then I read an article about how to increase my yield. The...

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October 9, 2019


During my career, I invested in a retirement savings plan. I set aside some of our finances for long-term growth so that my wife and I would have enough money to...

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October 8, 2019

Who Is My Neighbor?

While I was driving out of a mall parking lot, a frantic young woman rapped on my car window. She pleaded, “Could you help me? I recently moved here and came...

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October 7, 2019

Honest with God

I never really understood this verse until a few years ago when I was faced with the death of my oldest child. I went through myriad emotions and wondered if they...

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October 6, 2019

Becoming Known

For a few years, I have been attending a weekly home Bible study that expands my understanding of scripture and where we share a delicious meal. Many of us didn’t know...

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October 5, 2019

Finding Kindness

On one of those days when there was too much to do and too little time to do it, I rushed to the fast-food counter and was greeted by an angry,...

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October 4, 2019

Pushing Past Obstacles

My husband, Kamlesh, had a dream of completing his college degree while working full-time. During his third year of school, his examinations were moved up by two months. My husband was...

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October 3, 2019

True Gratitude

Recently I listened to a radio sermon about how we show gratitude by wanting what we have, not by getting what we want. As an inmate on death row, I am...

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October 2, 2019

A Long Way from Home

I was 31 years old and at a major crossroads in my life. For the previous four years I had been teaching on an island in the South Pacific, and my...

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The Wondrous Mystery

"If we are disciples of [Jesus'] life, we will above all be reconcilers, seeking always to bring together those who are estranged..." Read more.