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February 17, 2024

Words of Love

My high school English teacher assigned daily journal writing and collected the week’s journal entries each Friday. One day, I wrote in my English journal about an embarrassing situation with another...

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February 16, 2024

Welcomed Back

Graduating from university, studying abroad, earning a PhD, striving to be a good Christian — everything was going smoothly. However, at times I had experienced ups and downs. I worked days...

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February 15, 2024


As I was recovering from shoulder replacement surgery, all was going well — that is, until I broke out in shingles. Anyone who has ever experienced shingles knows that the pain...

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February 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday

I had never given up anything for Lent because the practice did not seem meaningful to me. Then one year on Ash Wednesday, my pastor challenged us to think differently about...

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February 13, 2024

The Wonders of God

A few years ago, to mitigate the pain of losing my father, I took up painting classes at my church. I did it as a diversion, really. But God knows exactly...

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February 12, 2024

Out of My Comfort Zone

Many years ago, I was asked to go on a mission trip abroad. I declined because of numerous conflicts — family activities, work demands, and other commitments. I thought the next...

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February 11, 2024

The Better Part

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in December 2016, I was unable to carry out my usual physical activities on many days. I have neuropathy from the ribs down, debilitating fatigue,...

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February 10, 2024

Trust in God

My life has been a wreck for the past three years. In 2018, my contract came to an end at the power station where I worked, and I was unemployed. In...

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February 9, 2024

A Bird in the Storm

My wife and I sat in our sunroom and watched a storm rage outside. As we watched the rain pour down and heard the thunder rumble, we noticed a purple martin...

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February 8, 2024

In Awe

I recently went camping with friends. As I sat in front of the campfire, my legs warm and aglow from the flames, I looked up at the array of stars speckling...

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