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February 22, 2024

Beautiful Transformation

A few months ago, I put a flowering potted plant in my garden. Unfortunately, scorching heat caused the plant to dry up. I thought it had died, but to my surprise...

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February 21, 2024

Fully Charged

A friend’s car battery was mysteriously losing its charge. The voltage would decrease while the car was parked overnight. After multiple trips to the mechanic, they found a small parasitic draw...

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February 20, 2024

Offering Hope

In Luke 7, Jesus saw the widow’s grief as the body of her only son was being carried away. Jesus understood her deep sorrow and comforted her. But nobody was prepared...

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February 19, 2024

Calling All Angels

In July 2020, I was diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer with metastases to other organs, and the prognosis was not optimistic. As I left the doctor’s office, I thought of one of...

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February 18, 2024

Giants in the Land

When the spies Moses sent to the land of Canaan returned and gave their report, they had both good and bad news. They reported that the land truly flowed with milk...

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February 17, 2024

Words of Love

My high school English teacher assigned daily journal writing and collected the week’s journal entries each Friday. One day, I wrote in my English journal about an embarrassing situation with another...

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February 16, 2024

Welcomed Back

Graduating from university, studying abroad, earning a PhD, striving to be a good Christian — everything was going smoothly. However, at times I had experienced ups and downs. I worked days...

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February 15, 2024


As I was recovering from shoulder replacement surgery, all was going well — that is, until I broke out in shingles. Anyone who has ever experienced shingles knows that the pain...

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February 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday

I had never given up anything for Lent because the practice did not seem meaningful to me. Then one year on Ash Wednesday, my pastor challenged us to think differently about...

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February 13, 2024

The Wonders of God

A few years ago, to mitigate the pain of losing my father, I took up painting classes at my church. I did it as a diversion, really. But God knows exactly...

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