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February 25, 2020

“I Still Love You”

“I don’t love you anymore, Gran!” My four-year-old grandson Tim was angrily folding his arms and glaring at me after I’d scolded him for something. “Oh, but I still love you,”...

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February 24, 2020

Service and Shoelaces

As I returned to my hotel room soaked from the rain, I passed two members of the housekeeping staff in the corridor. One of them stopped me and pointed at my...

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February 23, 2020

Confidence for the Future

As I sit in my chair for morning devotions and look out my upstairs window, the woods at the back of my house seem dark and forbidding. The leafless trees form...

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February 22, 2020

Looking to Heaven

I tend not to spend much time thinking about heaven but focus instead on enjoying the benefits of this world, like watching movies, eating, and fishing. However, God directs us to...

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February 21, 2020

In God’s Loving Arms

In my yoga class we practice a self-hug technique: crossed arms placed on the chest, hands on the shoulders to “shelter” the heart. One Saturday morning I started with that posture...

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February 20, 2020

God the Quilter

As a quilter for the last 30 years, I have started many projects. Most I have finished, but some that I started with great gusto and magnificent intentions now sit in...

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February 19, 2020

The Right Question

While returning home from a night out, my wife noticed a large sign posted on the corner of an intersection. It read, “Jesus is the only way to heaven. Where are...

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February 18, 2020

Answered Prayer

As I dropped off my daughter at the nursery before Bible study, I chatted with an acquaintance about having to find childcare so I could attend the group’s upcoming special luncheon....

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February 17, 2020

Perseverance in Faith

I find I often lack perseverance and patience in my faith, but I am inspired by the example of my grandparents. They lived through the terror of a Communist regime, but...

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February 16, 2020

God’s Reassurance

Most of his life, my 85-year-old husband had been an accomplished musician. He had played the organ, piano, trombone, and tuba. But for his last few years he could play none...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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