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August 10, 2019

Expressions of Love

Each morning one of my co-workers goes to each office or cubicle and greets each person with a smile and asks, “How are you? How are things going with you?” If...

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August 9, 2019

Never Alone

At the beginning of the 8th grade, I played sports, had friends and a girlfriend, and made good grades. However, toward the end of the school year, my friends began venturing...

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August 8, 2019

Strengthen Our Hands

In December 2003 I was a missions worker in Liberia during the United Nations disarmament process following a 14-year civil war. Upset and fearful, the child 
soldiers were refusing to turn...

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August 7, 2019

What a Change!

I live and garden in the desert year-round. Among the things I grow are sugar snap peas. From the time I plant them, the peas will thrive for eight months and...

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August 6, 2019

Letter for God

I can’t remember the exact date when my sister made a paper bag and named it “God’s Bag,” but it is still hanging in our bedroom. She said, “If you ask...

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August 5, 2019

Running Aground

On my first day of a new job, I found myself sitting in the office feeling terrified. For 13 years I had enjoyed working in a comfortable youth-ministry job for a...

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August 4, 2019

Sadness to Joy

One day at church I was very sad over the death of someone in my family. When worship was over, I stepped outside to the church playground. One of the two...

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August 3, 2019

The Courage-Giving Father

When I was seven years old, my younger brother and I were playing near our family’s garment shop. Then a bully came up to us and started slapping me and hitting...

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August 2, 2019

An Hour Well Spent

One of the most vivid memories from my childhood is seeing Mom retreat to the living room each day at three o’clock for an hour of prayer. This was her special...

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August 1, 2019

Seeking Guidance

Throughout my life I have faced situations where I was uncertain of what to do and was afraid of making choices on my own. Before I truly entrusted my life to...

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