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June 15, 2018

Cactus Seed Faith

I’ve lived in the desert southwest of the United States for many years, but it wasn’t until I recently retired that I had time to truly appreciate the plants and animals...

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June 14, 2018

All-Surpassing Power

I had lived my whole life with my hands jerking out of my control. I thought it was normal. It wasn’t until middle school that I learned how serious my condition...

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June 13, 2018

Small Things

My friend Andrew told me that he prays only when he has problems that he cannot solve on his own. In contrast, 
I often call on the Lord for help with...

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June 12, 2018

Awakening to Love

When my son Chad was murdered three days before Christmas in 2014, my grief and depression became unbearable. I started questioning God’s love for me and for my son. I just...

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June 11, 2018

God Knows Best

When our son Joel was learning to ride a bike, he had to ride in the driveway and on the lawn because there were no sidewalks near our house. Our gravel...

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June 10, 2018

No Limits

Jacob had been wearing the same pair of shoes for five years, and they were literally disintegrating on his feet. Though there are roughly 140 of us at this prison, death...

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June 9, 2018

Daytime Moon

As with most people I know, my life is a constant whirlwind. My days are filled with household duties, my job, my family, my friends, and various other obligations. I sometimes...

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June 8, 2018

The Body of Christ

I am part of an interdenominational Bible study. Every week over 300 women gather together to worship, discuss questions, hear a lecture on that week’s reading, and pray. We represent every...

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June 7, 2018

Trust and Act

After descending the steps of the small plane at a rural airport, I walked into the small terminal building, which looked more like a bus station than an airport. I picked...

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June 6, 2018

Multiply My Efforts!

I work as a spiritual director and youth minister. After days of working long hours to prepare for a youth retreat without asking for help, I finally prayed. “God, I want...

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE