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April 28, 2022

In All Circumstances

Spending the night with my 92-year-old dad in his hospital room was a hectic experience. Between temperature checks, blood pressure checks, the noise of the ventilator tubes, medication alarms, and nurses...

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April 27, 2022

Rebuilding God’s House

My church has recently undergone a split where about half of the congregation has left for a variety of reasons ranging from doctrinal disagreements to personality differences. In today’s reading Haggai...

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April 26, 2022

Trust the Harness!

Many years ago I took a rock climbing course at a local college. The instructor put me in a harness and instructed me to climb to the top of the wall....

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April 25, 2022

Working to Honor God

When I was 13, I went to live with my aunt and uncle on their farm. One of my daily tasks was to strap a long burlap sack across my body...

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April 24, 2022

Longed For

I lead activities sessions for adults with learning disabilities. One day, a woman in my care walked off the site without my noticing. She was nowhere to be found, and I...

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April 23, 2022

My Rainbow Bible

About 10 years ago I casually picked up a copy of The Upper Room at my church. I enjoyed the daily meditations written by real people around the world who shared...

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April 22, 2022

Planting Seeds

In my retirement I have found that planting flower and vegetable seeds is a good way of relating to God and creation. Planting can be a time of meditation as I...

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April 21, 2022

Trust in the Lord

We will send our beloved dog Marley to my parents’ house soon. My husband was given a new international assignment by his employer, so we will be moving and cannot take...

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April 20, 2022

Careful Witness

I have three very good friends. We have known each other for over 30 years and have been through many things together: births of children; deaths of family members; job changes;...

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April 19, 2022

Toward the Light

Every evening at bedtime I head toward my room and switch off the lights along the way. Years ago I lost my sight in one eye, and my remaining vision is...

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