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September 30, 2018

Watering the Fields

Farming on the high plains is a daunting task. With little rain, hot summers, and cold winters, growing anything other than weeds can be hard work. Fortunately, in many areas we...

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September 29, 2018

One Day at a Time

When I was first diagnosed with cancer, my stomach knotted up with fear. What type of surgery should I have? When would radiation begin? How much 
chemotherapy would I need, if...

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September 28, 2018

God’s Faithful Provision

When my late husband, Charles, and I married, we 
committed ourselves completely to God by praying from the Wesley Covenant Prayer: “Let me be full, let me be empty; let me...

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September 27, 2018

An Inspiring Visit

Recently I had the opportunity to live in a Hutterite colony in rural Minnesota. (The Hutterites are spiritual cousins to the Mennonites.) I wanted to experience firsthand what it was like...

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September 26, 2018

Baskets of Blessings

When I was a young mother, one of my least-favorite tasks was folding the clean clothes for my family. All those baskets heaped with mounds of little shirts, pants, dresses, socks,...

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September 25, 2018

Drops of Paint

The wooden stepladder I had borrowed was old, but it would do the job as I painted the ceiling in my house. Distracted by the task at hand, I took several...

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September 24, 2018

Nudges from God

Our friend Bill had cancer surgery and was to begin radiation treatment soon thereafter. Instead, Bill had to make two trips to the emergency room and undergo five more surgeries. Bill’s...

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September 23, 2018

Sacred Silence

As a young girl, I expected God’s voice to come booming from parted clouds. But when it never happened, I just assumed that God did not care about me. Today’s reading,...

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September 22, 2018


The email stung. Magazine editors had rejected my devotional submission. I had put a lot of time and thought into that piece, and I believed in my words. I tried to...

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September 21, 2018

Many Ways

For a long time, I wanted to participate in the ministry of my church, but I didn’t know what I could do. I don’t have a good singing voice and am...

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When sexual assault is in the headlines...

"As the survivor of childhood trauma, I’ve come a long way in my healing process. This is thanks in part to years of therapy, a lot of hard work, and an incredible support network of family and friends. More so, it’s the result of learning to be still with God, to offer up my pain for God to transform, and to realize I am God’s beloved. I’m now in a place of peace, one that has stayed with me for several years now."