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July 31, 2019

Cover to Cover

Nearly 20 years ago, I set upon the task of reading the Bible from beginning to end. I’m pleased to say that I did it; I’m not pleased to say that...

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July 30, 2019

Amazing World

I’m fascinated by the wonders of the natural world: the delicate structure of a leaf, a rainstorm with loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, the way thousands of ants...

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July 29, 2019

Eternal Love

My son Ted died in a car wreck in March of 1978. It has been a long time, and though some folks say you get over it, you don’t; you just...

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July 28, 2019

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In today’s reading, we find that John the Baptist was imprisoned because of his preaching. While in prison, John heard about the works of Jesus and sent two of his disciples...

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July 27, 2019

Never Forsaken

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July 26, 2019

A Grandfather’s Love

I cannot imagine the intense grief my biological grand-
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July 25, 2019

Our Dwelling Place

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July 24, 2019

Wherever I Am

I had spent over ten years as a minister, and then one day I found myself without a church. Much of my identity had come from being a pastor. What identity...

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July 23, 2019

The Way

In the last few years, I have done a lot of traveling. I often don’t give a second thought to exploring a new place without a proper guide. As a result,...

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July 22, 2019

“I got you!”

My first summer ministry as an intern was to accompany the youth pastor on a number of wilderness ventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each adventure ended with a...

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