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Latest Devotionals

November 24, 2020

All God’s Children

In the mid-1950s, I was a teenager working with some men loading turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We worked hard putting the turkeys in crates and loading them on trucks,...

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November 23, 2020

God’s Favor

During my training as a teacher, I had to implement a reward program in a classroom. Students earned tokens for good behavior and excellent work. These were traded on selected days...

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November 22, 2020

New Growth

One morning I looked at my flowerpots, and I was sad to see that they were overgrown with grass and weeds because I had neglected them. I decided to tend to...

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November 21, 2020

Forgiveness

I’ve said and done many things I’m not proud of in my life. When I consider these transgressions, I wish I could go back in time and skip committing them in...

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November 20, 2020

A Pillar of Fire

Backyard bonfires are one of my favorite childhood memories. Recently, my neighbor had one in her yard. The air smelled like smoke from burning wood, and the dark summer sky glowed...

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November 19, 2020

Something New

There is a legend about a cook preparing a meal one night about 2,000 years ago. As he stirred together a few ordinary kitchen ingredients, the mixture suddenly exploded, which led...

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November 18, 2020

The Card

I am involved in two ministries at my church. It’s not a large church, and it sometimes seems like a relatively small number of people do most of the work. So...

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November 17, 2020

Humility

One of my joys in retirement has been finding more time to read the Bible. I have been amazed by how many verses and stories pertain to humility. They have prompted...

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November 16, 2020

What Can I Do?

I don’t enjoy cooking or washing dishes. So when members of the church prepare dinner each night of revival meetings, I don’t volunteer. “Are you going to be here to help?”...

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November 15, 2020

Glimpses of God’s Power

Warm spring days often bring badgers out early, so my husband and I set out on our first badger watch of the year with great anticipation, hoping to catch sight of...

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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.” 

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