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December 18, 2018

Trust in God

In today’s reading, David, a young shepherd, faced the challenge of fighting Goliath. No one believed that David could defeat Goliath. But David told King Saul that God had helped him...

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December 17, 2018

In Joy and in Sorrow

In June 2016 Michael, my beloved husband of 37 years, passed away. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, given maybe six months at most, and sent home with hospice care on...

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December 16, 2018

He Will Come!

The tiny church in which I grew up didn’t have a regular minister, so one had to come from another town. The travel was often precarious, and sometimes our visiting pastor...

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December 15, 2018


Though I’m only 16 years old, I haven’t missed the reality that today’s world is full of terror and violence. No matter what goes on in my life, it seems as...

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December 14, 2018

A New Opportunity

I’d been sewing for five decades when I made a rookie mistake that took me to a sewing center to repair my machine. There I met a fabulous new community of...

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December 13, 2018

Worth It

When I was younger, I felt called to follow God instead of my friends. Trying to get me to hang out with them instead of attending Bible study, my friends would...

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December 12, 2018

The Glory of the Lowly

When we had our first baby, I became a stay-at-home mom. It was the job I had always longed for. So why was I constantly plagued by feelings of low self-esteem...

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December 11, 2018

God Is Good

On my 60th birthday, I sent my sister an email that said, “I’m healthy, happy, married to a great guy, and I own a 
business caring for animals. Praise God, my...

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December 10, 2018

Sharing What I Have

As I left a restaurant one night, I saw a man silhouetted in the dim glow of a street light. He had scruffy hair, wore ill-
fitting clothing, and was carrying some...

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December 9, 2018

A Piece of Christmas

Long ago, before email and video conferencing, I worked at the local telegraph office in my hometown. For several years I delivered telegrams on Christmas Eve to families whose husbands and...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.