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February 11, 2019

“It’s not fair!”

When I was eight years old, my father built a new house for us to live in. One afternoon while working on the house, he was also looking after my younger...

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February 10, 2019


One beautiful autumn day, I took the day off to go for a hike in the mountains along the ridge near the Delaware Water Gap where the raptor migration was at...

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February 9, 2019

Jesus Paid It All

I work in an Alzheimer’s unit at an assisted-living facility. When I tell residents that it’s lunchtime, it’s not uncommon for them to tell me they have no money to pay...

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February 8, 2019

Ancient Light

We spent three nights in a small, remote Cape coastal village. Due to the absence of light pollution, the night sky was ablaze with stars, planets, and all manner of twinkling...

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February 7, 2019

Faithful Service

As a new social worker, I quickly realized that counseling teens through trauma, anxiety, depression, and conflict can be draining and overwhelming. I began to feel discontent with the job I...

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February 6, 2019

“Follow Me”

Jesus invites us to follow him. But I would much rather believe than follow; it’s easier. I can sit in the comfort of my study and believe all sorts of things:...

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February 5, 2019

Serving God

On November 16, 2016, at Amigas del Señor Methodist Monastery, I was consecrated to be a nun for the rest of my life. Like Anna in the Gospel of Luke, I...

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February 4, 2019

God’s Love

“They give you a steak dinner when you come and sandwiches when you leave,” remarked the physician seated next to me. We were attending a farewell luncheon for a physician who...

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February 3, 2019

Making a Difference

My energetic 70-year-old friend Mary Ann broke her leg and had to be wheelchair bound and then on crutches for quite a while. During that time, I saw a post on...

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February 2, 2019

Ever-Present Light

Where I live, we have frequent blackouts, so it’s usually wise to carry a flashlight when it’s dark just in case the power goes out. Early one morning I was going...

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You are invited . . .

Join us on March 1 in observing the World Day of Prayer. Wherever your desire for prayer begins, we invite you to join with persons around the world for an intentional Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1, 2019.