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October 2, 2017

Living by Faith

Recently, I used the guidance system in my car to travel to an unfamiliar location. As I drove through morning traffic, I wondered, What if I get there, and it’s not...

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October 1, 2017

Christ’s Table

Who of us is willing to invite total strangers to a meal? Usually, we surround ourselves with friends — people who see the world like we do. Yet Psalm 23:5 puts...

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September 30, 2017

Up Close and Personal

“A Mother’s Love” was the caption above a calendar photo of a Ugandan woman as she sat comforting her sick child in a hospital bed. The tenderness in her face as...

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September 29, 2017

Undaunted Faith

Despite living a tumultuous life, King David did not waver when it came to his hope in the righteousness of God. He described his undaunted faith in Psalm 27:13, declaring, “I...

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September 28, 2017

River Laundry

While riding through a large city in a developing country, I saw a mother and three children standing knee-deep in a muddy, green river. “Those people are washing clothes,” our driver...

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September 27, 2017

Prayer Changed Me

The caption read, “Even your eggs are happy when you start your day with prayer.” The picture showed a carton of eggs with happy, smiling faces. It caught my attention and...

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September 26, 2017

God’s Gifts

I once received some luxurious skin products as a gift. I was grateful to receive them as they were something I had wanted but could not afford myself. For some time...

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September 25, 2017

The Best for Last

One Sunday my pastor preached a sermon entitled “Saving the Best for Last.” His message was based on John’s account of Jesus’ turning water into wine. The master of the banquet...

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September 24, 2017

A Fine Line

I watched my mother’s independence fade each year as she aged. As her hearing became worse, she lost the ability to listen to the radio and the TV. A stroke compromised...

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September 23, 2017

Wonderfully Made

Although I’ve never been formally diagnosed, I look back over my childhood and recognize the symptoms of a learning disability now called dyslexia. A good memory helped me in school; but...

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A Source of Strength

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