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July 4, 2021

Living Proof

It only takes a few minutes on social media to notice that many people present a picture of their lives as filled with only happiness and fun. But our relationship with...

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July 3, 2021

Christ Is Our Strength

My grandfather was the only father figure in our home and the main provider. He owned a butcher shop, and I remember that we always had the best choice of meats...

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July 2, 2021

Joy in the Present

I found myself longing for “the good old days.” My radio was regularly tuned to an oldies station, I watched old rerun episodes on TV, and I frequently griped about the...

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July 1, 2021

A Tether of Love

Living on a farm can be a dangerous place for a three-year-old boy. When my mother was working outdoors, she would clip the strap of my overalls to the clothesline so...

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June 30, 2021

I am. I will.

Alone in the hospital room, I awaited word from the nurse about how my mother’s surgery was going. Her life, as well as ours, was undergoing major change. Before she came...

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June 29, 2021

In God’s Presence

Tonight I watched the sunset from the middle of the lake in a red canoe. Behind me the sky was a hazy purple; in front of me bright orange and peach....

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June 28, 2021

Never Alone

When I took my two-year-old grandson Samuel to a preschool playgroup for the first time, he loved it! Samuel was enjoying himself until he suddenly realized he could not see me....

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June 27, 2021

Oneness in Christ

I am from a culture in which people do not readily share their deeper concerns or joys. Out of fear of having their “business on the streets,” persons endure silently. And...

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June 26, 2021

Our Shepherd

On a recent bicycle ride I spotted a flock of sheep. They were quite calm and appeared to be resting. None seemed nervous. This image, I thought, can be an example...

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June 25, 2021

Never Alone

My daily commute to work consists of a 25-minute drive, one way, on a rural two-lane road. Even though most days are trouble-free, problems such as wildlife crossing the road, downed...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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