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May 18, 2023

“Daddy Fix!”

When I was a small child and one of my toys broke, I would carry it to my dad, hold it up, and confidently say, “Daddy fix!” Over the years, I...

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May 17, 2023

Everything We Need

Moses felt unequipped for the task God placed in front of him. However, in God’s eyes, Moses had what he needed — a rod. With that rod, Moses performed miracles in...

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May 16, 2023

Always on God’s Mind

While visiting my husband’s family in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, we were sitting in the backyard before dinner. Four-year-old Jesse skipped around the edges of our conversation, seemingly lost in...

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May 15, 2023

In the Potter’s Hand

Ten years ago, I made a decision that had a devastating effect on my family — the loss of my marriage, the loss of my career, and a four-year stint in...

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May 14, 2023

Unforgettable Generosity

My mother had a heart of empathy, generosity, and compassion. After she got married, she became a caregiver for her husband and his family. When she cooked, she always prepared extra...

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May 13, 2023

Closer to God

While working diligently to pursue financial security, I grew apart from God. Then I was devastated when I received my diagnosis: lupus, a disease that attacks the body’s immune system. In...

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May 12, 2023

The Big Picture

My mother remarried when I was 14, and we moved to live near where my stepfather worked. It was only 50 miles away, but it felt like hundreds of miles because...

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May 11, 2023

A Special Prize

“Well done! You can choose a prize,” I told my student after he won our spelling game. I had collected a variety of treats to offer as prizes for our educational...

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May 10, 2023

Looking Ahead

A sign in front of a church caught my eye one day. It said, “Don’t stumble on something behind you.” Stumble on something behind me? We usually stumble on things in...

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May 9, 2023

A Spiritual Forest

I am from a region known for abundant pine forests that stretch for miles. But the forests did not grow overnight. The daily growth of a tree seems indiscernible, but day...

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