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July 5, 2020

Meeting Needs

Each Friday, people flock to a farmers market near my home to buy meats, cheeses, produce, and other items. Shoppers look for different things — according to their needs. That’s just...

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July 4, 2020

The Widow’s Offer

As a young Annapolis plebe disembarking from the USS Newport News to tour the old brick streets of Lisbon, Portugal, I saw an old man in dirty clothing begging on the...

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July 3, 2020

Taking Out the Trash

Working in the unforgiving heat of the day during our environmental cleanup campaign, approximately 70 people showed up to clean a very contaminated mangrove swamp. When we took a short break,...

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July 2, 2020

Unending Love

Not long after I turned 40, my health started going downhill. I experienced loss of appetite, sleeplessness, weight loss, and irrational thinking. My marriage was in trouble, and our oldest child...

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July 1, 2020

God’s Handwriting

I experience a special joy any time I pull an envelope out of my mailbox and see the handwriting of a dear friend or family member. I don’t need to look...

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June 30, 2020

A Cry for Help

I had been driving to a town almost 200 miles away for an annual professional conference. I had set out expecting the drive to be a fun adventure, but then my...

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June 29, 2020

Living Cover Letter

I struggled to write a cover letter to accompany an article I was submitting to a magazine. The editor required the letter as a way of introducing myself. But, did listing...

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June 28, 2020

Would I Do the Same?

Each time I read today’s verse I find myself in stunned disbelief. Despite another wonderful and amazing miracle, the crowd still didn’t want to accept Jesus and emphatically asked him to...

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June 27, 2020

Hope

In 2001, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, my uncle died, and my mother’s congestive heart failure took a turn for the worse. A few months later my husband began cancer...

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June 26, 2020

Longing for Ordinary

I’ve always wanted to do great things for God — to change the world and to live a life that mattered. I didn’t want to have any regrets at the end...

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