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October 10, 2018

Praying for One Another

“Do you pray? Would you like me to pray for you and me?” I was lying on the gurney awaiting an operation as I heard these words from my surgeon. After...

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October 9, 2018

Spirit Surfing?

Augusta, Australia, is a great place for the windsurfing enthusiast. Its windy, exposed area is ideal for this sporting activity that appeals to those who are physically fit and who have...

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October 8, 2018

God Loves Me!

As young girls, my friends and I would often pick wild-
flowers from the yard and begin to pluck the petals off, one by one. With each petal, we would quote alternately,...

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October 7, 2018

We Will Do It

In the weekly prayer meeting at our church, one man in the group often closes his prayer with the words, “Please tell us what to do, and we will do it.”...

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October 6, 2018

Last in Line

I must admit that Carl wasn’t my first choice. At the time, he wasn’t even on my radar. I had requested a brown, female bulldog. Unfortunately, the brown beauty died only...

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October 5, 2018

Healing by Grace

Already a cardiac patient for 17 years, I began experiencing pain that was much more severe than ever before. Ultimately I had to be taken to a specialized-care hospital in our...

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October 4, 2018

God’s Eternal Supply

I live in an area where storms, called nor’easters, ride up the coast and hit us hard. When such a storm is predicted, people stock up on essentials like bread, water,...

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October 3, 2018

Faith Training

In my college physical-wellness class, I learned that three main types of weight training correspond to three different goals: using low weight 
for a long time produces muscular endurance, medium weight...

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October 2, 2018


Every morning I watch as the sky begins to lighten. When I can see the sun’s brilliant rays skimming across the pasture, I know it is time to open the barn....

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October 1, 2018

Words That Heal

Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with chronic malaria. Every week I had to go to the hospital to receive proper treatment, and because of that, I faced deep despair. Some...

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Prayer can change our reaction . . .

"Often we pray expecting God to take away our problems. Prayer usually doesn't change our circumstances, but it can change our reaction to them. If we can relinquish control and give everything to God, we may find greater clarity. Whatever we are going through, God is with us. And God is bigger than any problem we might face."

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