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March 9, 2020

Starry Skies

One evening I sat at the table with my 12-year-old daughter and her friend, as we do almost every Tuesday. Sometimes I read to the girls from the Bible, and on...

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March 8, 2020

From Loss to Gain

The past two years have held sadness and loss for our family. My dad died, I settled my mother into an assisted-living facility, and I had to empty and sell their...

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March 7, 2020

Soaring

An eagle is a rare sight where I live. But while my wife and I were kayaking on a glacier lake in Alaska, we spotted as many as 15 eagles. Some...

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March 6, 2020

Building a Bridge

People who work in higher education frequently work on “bridge” programs. These programs may bridge the gap between high school and college or help students build a bridge between their current...

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March 5, 2020

A Wonderful Family

In 2016, I again experienced ill health due to recurrent tuberculosis. Meanwhile my husband was very busy working, and there was tension between my father and me. I resigned from my...

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March 4, 2020

Waiting for God

When my father passed away, my neighbors gave me a small orchid to place in the windowsill. At the time it had a beautiful bloom, but the bloom eventually died. My...

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March 3, 2020

Weary with Regret

I’ll never be able to forgive myself. Just typing these words stirs up many emotions in me. The years of regret were strong; I wore them like chains. Sexual immorality and...

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March 2, 2020

How to Pray

One day when my son was praying, I was correcting him and providing him with sentences that I feel should be spoken in a prayer. After we were done, my husband...

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March 1, 2020

Starting the Day with God

I used to begin my days by greeting family members. Then, as I would come in contact with other people, I would greet them. One day I wondered, What would happen...

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February 29, 2020

Always Grateful

One day during our fellowship meeting, our leader spoke about gratitude. After that, he challenged us not to complain about anything for 30 days and to find at least one thing...

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