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November 24, 2017

The Greatest 
Commandment

In November 2015, our varsity football team had just suffered a tough, season-ending loss in the playoffs. We felt beaten up and demoralized. When we got back to the team hotel,...

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November 23, 2017

Thank You

From a young age I was taught by my parents to say “please” and “thank you.” When I was ten years old my mother died, and my grief was profound. Her...

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November 22, 2017

Time with God

For Christmas a few years ago, my sister gave me a Bible that listed a selection of readings for each day. I was so excited that at first I had to...

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November 21, 2017

Key to Courage

My heart raced. I couldn’t sleep. Lord, I can’t do this. Although I’d spent weeks preparing to speak at a women’s conference, my confidence vanished the night before the event. What...

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November 20, 2017

Running the Race

I’m not a huge fan of running because I’m not very good at it. Every time I get on the treadmill, I think to myself, I just need to build up...

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November 19, 2017

Unseen Gifts

A few years ago, my wife and I traveled to Kenya to serve for two weeks at Kijabe Hospital. As I packed for the trip, I had to closely evaluate each...

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November 18, 2017

Trusting the Father

I needed to take my nine-year-old brother to school one morning, but the gas tank was almost empty. “You can make it to the gas station by the school,” my dad...

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November 17, 2017

Prayers of the World

I have HIV/AIDS, and it is very difficult living with this disease. Recently I suffered a setback and was hospitalized for eight days, which seemed like an eternity. Weak and with...

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November 16, 2017

The Candy Lady

Everyone at my church loves to see Cindy coming. Before worship, she walks around the sanctuary with a tin of assorted candies. Talking and laughing with people as they find their...

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November 15, 2017

The Opinion that Matters

When I read today’s scripture passage, I wonder why David’s father, Jesse, did not send for David when Samuel asked to see all Jesse’s sons. Instead, Jesse left David out in...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.