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Extravagant Love

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May 25, 2019

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When Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico, my husband and I were terrified. We felt helpless when faced with the fury of the hurricane assaulting our lovely island. We spent those frightening...

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May 22, 2019

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As Jesus approached the moment of his betrayal, he was fully aware of the dreadful task ahead. He desired to draw near to God and took his closest disciples with him....

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May 21, 2019

Taste and See

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May 20, 2019

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I am a banker and a pastor. Recently, I was faced with the possibility of dismissal from my job. My first reaction was fear and concern for my wife and our...

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May 19, 2019

Learning to Forgive

Many years ago when I was seven and my brother was three, I witnessed a group of adults bullying my mother because she was of Japanese heritage. Even though I was...

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May 18, 2019

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When I was about five years old I had a heart disease called endocarditis. In those days this disease was very serious, and my life was threatened for almost a year....

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May 17, 2019

God’s Love Song

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An Anchor to Hold

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