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August 30, 2020

Deliverance

Five years ago, my firstborn son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This life-threatening disease requires checking his blood sugar and dosing him with insulin several times a day. At the...

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August 29, 2020

Jesus around Us

Jesus’ words in Matthew 25 remind me of the importance of caring for the needs of those around me. This passage helps me to remember that Christ lives around us, and...

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August 28, 2020

Taking the Leap

In the front yard, our brightly decorated birdhouse was home to a family of bluebirds. I was riveted to my binoculars as I watched the babies peer out one by one...

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August 27, 2020

Finish the Race

I remember the day I witnessed my daughter’s first marathon. While the grueling physical toll is evident in the bodies of the athletes, the mental and emotional strain is not so...

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August 26, 2020

Cycle of Love

Being a perfectionist, I can be pretty hard on myself when things don’t go just right. Often judgmental, condemning, and merciless thoughts about myself plague me. Why can’t I be the...

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August 25, 2020

A Different Talent

On vacation in Vienna, Austria, my husband and I took time to watch the famous Lipizzaner stallions. These beautiful horses performed elegant maneuvers, precise and controlled steps, and amazing leaps. I...

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August 24, 2020

Surrendering All

In 2017, I pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. Due to the felony conviction, I was required to surrender my CPA license, which meant that I had to physically...

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August 23, 2020

Invitation to Witness

After I joined our church prayer fellowship, I shared the testimony of how I have been led closer to God. Then God cultivated within me a longing to share my faith...

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August 22, 2020

Producing Beauty

On a recent trip to the garden center, I was hoping to select a flowering plant that would continue to produce beautiful blossoms throughout the entire summer. The clerk told me...

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August 21, 2020

Unexpected Lesson

Visiting Ruth in the hospital, I realized I had seen her many times at worship services but did not really know her. “My brain has been scanned so many times,” she...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” 

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