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November 11, 2023


I was recently out of town with my family, and since it was Sunday, we visited a church in the area. Before the sermon began, there were a few moments of...

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November 10, 2023


I grew up in a society where people are often skeptical about entertaining strangers. Often, strangers inspire feelings of suspicion and fear. But God wants us to be kind to strangers,...

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November 9, 2023

Finding Peace

When I was in the seventh grade, my mom was diagnosed with a rare disease called fibrosing mediastinitis. A mass in her lung made it hard for her to breathe. She...

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November 8, 2023

A Special Recipe

My birthday was coming up, and I really wanted to celebrate it with cake. The problem was that we did not have enough money to buy one. My sister knew I...

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November 7, 2023

God’s Way, Not Mine

I was sharing early-morning coffee and donuts with our daughter, the mother of two wonderful, energetic children. We were both going through rough patches in our lives. She had been through...

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November 6, 2023

The Spirit Intercedes

My faith journey is not always smooth sailing. I often face challenges that cause me to lose my close connection with Christ, sometimes even to the point that praying becomes difficult....

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November 5, 2023

Bearing Fruit

About 45 years ago, my father planted a beautiful orchard for my husband and me. For several years, we enjoyed pies, jam, and abundant baskets of fruit to share with others....

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November 4, 2023

God of All

I live in a facility for independent-living older adults. Religion here is represented by Catholics, Mormons, various Protestants, and a few agnostics. One day, when the Catholic group was celebrating Mass...

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November 3, 2023

This Will Be a Sign

I have recently been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that has severely affected my heart, and I am now in heart failure. I need monthly infusions in the hospital and...

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November 2, 2023

Small Corrections

When I was a young boy, I enjoyed watching my father drive the family car. His feet were always moving between the clutch pedal, gas pedal, and brake pedal. But it...

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