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April 10, 2019


From a wheelchair I leaned forward beside the hospital bed of my four-month-old son, Ben, and touched his small hand. I wished I could reach his cheek below the white bandage...

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April 9, 2019

Growing Older

I am growing older. It shows in my face, and I feel it in my bones. My body does not perform the way it did when I was younger; my reflexes...

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April 8, 2019

Diligently Stressed

I am currently preparing for auditions to become a student at a school for the arts. On top of preparing for those auditions, I have to remain diligent in my high...

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April 7, 2019

Daily Walk with Christ

There have been times in my life when I have so disobeyed God and Christ’s teachings that I thought I was beyond help and love. It weighed heavily on my mind...

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April 6, 2019

A Healing Balm

My world shattered when I read an anonymous letter exposing my husband’s affair. Afterward, we lived apart for a time, and I began attending a church in my new location. The...

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April 5, 2019

Finishing Well

The other day, I failed my first driving test. I had gone to the testing center fully prepared. Two of my friends had taught me how to drive, and I had...

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April 4, 2019


In 2014, my son was in the hospital for an extended period. It was wintertime, and the coldness and dreariness of the season seemed magnified by our circumstance and surroundings. But...

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April 3, 2019

The Tiny Green Shoot

While gardening one day, I found a plant that seemed to have died. I was about to dig it out when I noticed its one tiny green shoot. Perhaps I should...

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April 2, 2019

Response Required

When I was baptized at age 38, I thought I would change immediately for the better as a result of my choice to become a Christian: I would always be patient...

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April 1, 2019

You Never Know

The day after my father died, I took my 86-year-old mother to buy groceries. The store was very crowded with people in a hurry. On our way to the checkout counter,...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .