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May 31, 2023

A Grateful Heart

Reflecting on my spiritual journey, I realize certain people have helped to shape the direction of my life. I remember the pastor who shared the gospel with me when I was...

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May 30, 2023

God’s Comfort

I began having severe panic attacks in my mid-thirties. Within weeks I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I had no history of mental illness, so...

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May 29, 2023

Turbulence Ahead

As we began our cross-country trip, the pilot came on the intercom and announced, “We are expecting some turbulence at the start of our trip, so we would like you to...

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May 28, 2023

Divine Helper

My grandfather had always been a source of inspiration to me. Though he was not very literate, he was a godly man. At a young age, he was invited to speak...

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May 27, 2023

Unity in Christ

In high school, I didn’t fully grasp how important it is to be a part of a Christ-centered community. I heard other students in my church’s youth ministry talk about the...

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May 26, 2023

God’s Love

I vividly remember the day I received bad news from back home. I was in seminary in a foreign country, and at that moment, I felt lost and in despair. I...

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May 25, 2023

Moving On

I identify with the baby bird that lingers in its nest outside my door. Its three siblings flew away yesterday, and it is alone. Its parents flutter by in the mornings...

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May 24, 2023

No Prestige Needed

When I meet new people, they are rarely impressed when I tell them that I work as a cleaning lady in a nursing home. Evidently, making beds and mopping floors doesn’t...

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May 23, 2023

Closer to God

One day, my co-worker gave me a potted flower that was slightly dry. I knew that if the plant was not watered, it would soon die. So I began to care...

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May 22, 2023

More than We Can Bear

For 42 years I had the privilege of serving as a pastor. I officiated at many funerals and ministered to many people going through trying and tragic situations. Often I heard...

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