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November 20, 2018

Always Connected

When I found out that the car we had just bought had no CD player, I was disappointed. How would we listen to the music we loved on long road trips?...

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November 19, 2018

God’s Quiet Voice

I am a social person, enjoying the company of others. Yet I find that my favorite hobbies occur in solitude: gardening, running in the woods, or sitting quietly by the lake....

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November 18, 2018

Forgive and Forget?

Today’s Bible reading is about Joseph forgiving his brothers, but it is also clear that Joseph had not forgotten what his brothers had done. Although the command to “forgive and forget”...

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November 17, 2018

The Ever-present Source

I looked on helplessly for more than three hours as a hummingbird that had flown into our office building tried desperately to get back out again. It was eventually able to...

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November 16, 2018

“Please Pray for Me”

While waiting for my receipt at the bank, I overheard the person assisting me tell her co-worker about her injured leg. When she returned with my receipt, she told me what...

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November 15, 2018

Hearing God’s Voice

As a swim coach in the Special Olympics, I have the privilege of working with special-needs swimmers of all ages. Without question I receive more than I give from this experience,...

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November 14, 2018

To Be Patient

My husband’s whiskers were all over the sink — again. I was trying to calm down and remember all his good traits. I’m sure he gets upset with me over minor...

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November 13, 2018

Words that Matter

One day, a couple surprised me with a visit. In fact, I had no idea who they were or why they came until the woman said, “You told me words that...

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November 12, 2018

Open My Eyes

On a recent camping trip, I spent some time staring at the stars. At first a light cloud layer made it difficult to see them, but the clouds soon dissipated, leaving...

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November 11, 2018

A Week of Summer

Just a few weeks into summer break, I saw the months ahead as full of the promise of fun and relaxation. I was ready to soak it all in. But my...

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