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January 17, 2023


One night as I was brushing my hair before going to bed, I saw a reflection of the full moon in the mirror. Remembering Psalm 8, I felt a sense of...

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January 16, 2023

No Dead Ends

As I walked one morning, I pondered a seemingly impossible situation that my young grandson was facing at school. Up ahead I saw a “Dead End” street sign and concrete wall....

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January 15, 2023

Laying Down My Life

Since 2012, I have regularly donated blood. I started donating blood as a way to get over my fear of needles, but since then God has helped me to see my...

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January 14, 2023

How long?

Last autumn I planted four amaryllis bulbs. Three began to grow almost immediately, developing strong stems and sturdy buds, and I was able to give them to friends as Christmas gifts....

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January 13, 2023

Eternal Life

My husband was discouraged and depressed. After treating him for breathing problems for several months, the doctors still could not make a diagnosis and weren’t sure what the future held for...

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January 12, 2023

Trusting God

A brilliant shock of lightning flashed across the pitch-dark sky. A deafening thunderclap followed. I trembled, feeling exposed and vulnerable as the light flashed through the cracks of the grass-thatched mud...

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January 11, 2023

Unexpected Ways

I was feeling lost and out of place. I was sure that I had chosen the wrong place to go to school and spent hours trying to convince my mom that...

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January 10, 2023

Willing to Learn

Until several people who are visually impaired joined our church, I had never given Leviticus 19:14 much thought. But when these people joined our fellowship, they suggested ways to make our...

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January 9, 2023

Small Steps of Faith

I love to plan for what is going to happen in the coming weeks or months. I also tend to get stuck in a rut doing the same ministry with people...

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January 8, 2023


As I stood near the top of a mountain near Lake Tahoe, California, my hands were shaking. My fingers felt numb, and my teeth began to chatter. At mile 22, I...

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