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August 6, 2018

Working for Our Good

In 2016, my brother took a college entrance examination. On the day of the examination, the computer system failed, which led to his losing some already-answered questions and prevented him from...

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August 5, 2018

Back on Our Feet

My family and I had finally escaped homelessness and were fighting to start over. We had nothing — no furniture for the small apartment we rented, not even beds. We sat...

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August 4, 2018

New Life

Within a month’s time, our community had been affected by two hurricanes. The first, Hurricane Hermine, had hit us directly — leaving in its wake fallen trees, power outages, and broken...

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August 3, 2018

When the Brook Dries Up

One Wednesday morning, my boss beckoned me into his office. Instead of receiving the usual briefing, I received a small severance package. Driving home and holding back tears, I thought about...

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August 2, 2018

Can’t Stop Praising

We can tell easily when someone is in love. This person is full of life and can’t stop talking about his or her significant other. I could see this when my...

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August 1, 2018

Focused Thinking

My husband is a mathematician. His education molded his mind in ways that help him solve engineering problems. My own education in home economics formed my mind quite differently. The way...

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July 31, 2018

Compassionate Father

When I was seven, my dad bought me a bike and took me to the baseball field to teach me how to ride. At first, as I started at home plate...

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July 30, 2018

I Am Not Alone

When I would look into the smiling, infant faces of my three sons and hold their tiny fingers, I dreamed of all they’d grow up to be. Never did I imagine...

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July 29, 2018

Never Lonely

By the end of 2014, I found myself alone in our house nearly every day. My husband was working. Our daughter had married; our son had left for a job over...

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July 28, 2018

The Gift of Friendship

As 8-year-olds, a neighbor and I made a friendship pact and solidified it with a special handshake and a wink. We promised to be there for each other and have fun...

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Meet people where they are . . .

“The Upper Room, like the local church, yearns to meet people where they are. And we are particularly keen to encourage spiritual leaders who are seeking nurture and care as they lead others on the path that leads to life.” Read more.