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August 24, 2021

Life Together

None of us is perfect. I have tried to be a better person and to establish a better relationship with God by making a personal commitment to spending time alone, studying...

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August 23, 2021

Watchful Parent

Several months each year, our community becomes home to a pair of bald eagles who return to a sturdy group of tall pine trees located directly across from our church. They...

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August 22, 2021

Loving God

In today’s reading, Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. Throughout my Christian walk, I learned...

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August 21, 2021

An Important Reminder

It had rained throughout the night, and the morning felt gloomy and miserable to me. Dirt roads, black with mud, sloshed as I walked to work. My spirit was low. Then...

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August 20, 2021

Broken Beauty

As I walked into the 800-year-old cathedral in Ireland, the stained glass windows took my breath away. Everywhere I looked were stunning depictions of the life of Jesus. One window, near...

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August 19, 2021

Living Faith

As I walked down a hall in our church, I heard cheerful voices from a nearby room. Looking in, I saw the women of our church’s prayer-quilt ministry gathered around tables...

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August 18, 2021

The Best Path

One day, my colleague brought her four-year-old son, Jorge, to the office for a visit. After chatting with us for a bit, he was ready to leave. His mother was holding...

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August 17, 2021

My Neighbors

I had called the help line to fix a computer problem and was placed on hold. The music began to play while I was waiting. Not being a person who wastes...

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August 16, 2021

Grabbing on to God

A short time after I had knee surgery, my wife had grab bars installed to help me get around our house. They were an incredible aid. Whenever I thought that my...

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August 15, 2021

Always There

I live in a two-story house. When we do laundry, my mother irons our clothes downstairs, and I have to climb steep stairs carrying piles of clothes with both hands. As...

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