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January 3, 2020

Listening to God

It was my junior year and I was embarrassed that I was still riding the bench on my high school basketball team. One day we had a home game, so all...

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January 2, 2020

The Bigger Picture

Growing up I had a challenging relationship with my father. Though I knew he loved me, he often hurt my feelings by the things he said to me or the way...

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January 1, 2020

Time Flows Away

In our family we have a tradition of reading Psalm 90 on the night of December 31, as we pass into the New Year. I enjoy this opportunity to reflect on...

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December 31, 2019

Beauty in the Storm

One morning I stood praying in the empty sanctuary of my little church. As I looked out the window at the changing weather, I could see that a cold front was...

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December 30, 2019

Not by Our Merits

Surrounded by overachievers my whole life, I’ve always felt that intelligence and talent were not my strongest characteristics. I feel pretty average most of the time. I was once again reminded...

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December 29, 2019

God’s Helpers

Sent by my Russian church to a Christian conference, I was traveling to Budapest. Many worries occupied me: I had no idea how to find the conference location; I couldn’t afford...

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December 28, 2019

No Burden Too Heavy

While chasing a ball that my grandson threw, I fell facedown on my driveway. The crunching noise of my teeth against the concrete and the gushing blood from my mouth and...

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December 27, 2019

God Is Good

I spent Christmas Day with my dad at the hospital. At times, I heard groans from other patients. When I did, I whispered a prayer for them. This was a difficult...

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December 26, 2019

Family History

When I open up the first chapter of Matthew and read seventeen verses of names, my first question is, Why? I think Matthew put the genealogy in for several reasons: First,...

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December 25, 2019

Christmas Day

As the Lord’s angel descended in the midst of the shepherds, God’s presence brought brightness to that place. The angel told the good news to all people: the birth of the...

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Just As We Are

"God doesn’t just save us for heaven in the future. God saves our hearts and souls and bodies in the here and now. God cares about our whole person, just as we are." Read more.