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May 6, 2020

A Lenten Challenge

During Lent our pastor challenged the congregation to step out of our comfort zone by faithfully tithing 10 percent, sharing the gospel with others, and helping our community through acts of...

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May 5, 2020

Peace and Comfort

One evening as I was preparing supper for the family, a saucepan full of boiling milk poured out onto my right leg — from my knee down to my foot. I...

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May 4, 2020

Small Acts

As I left the restaurant carrying my box of leftovers, I saw a person lying in my path. As I approached, I leaned over and asked, “Would you like something to...

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May 3, 2020

Resting on a Rock

Once or twice a year, my husband’s uncle would drive from his Indiana home to a northwestern desert. He said he needed to get away from everything and spend some time...

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May 2, 2020

Never Too Late

As part of my pastoral responsibilities at a local hospital, I was called to the bedside of an elderly woman. I found her shouting out in anguish to Jesus and then...

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May 1, 2020

More than We Asked

Prostate cancer had metastasized to the bones throughout my husband’s body. The next morning, my first thought was, Earle is dying, and nothing is ever going to be all right again....

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April 30, 2020

Aging with Grace

Recently I turned 73. During the previous year, I had begun to feel life shifting. My body was aging — my strength, energy, and endurance lessening. I had to give up...

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April 29, 2020

Open My Eyes

When Jesus was passing by, the two blind men sitting by the road cried out to him. When Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” (NIV) they...

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April 28, 2020

Trust during Healing

I recently had two operations just six weeks apart to remove large kidney stones from both my kidneys. Following each operation I bemoaned the days I lost, unable to focus at...

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April 27, 2020

The Finish Line

My son loves to run. He spends hours and hours after school running in our rural community — across miles of terrain that changes from asphalt streets to roughly packed gravel...

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An Anchor in the Storm

Joining friends at The Upper Room in morning prayer on Facebook Live has been an anchor in the storm during recent weeks. In the chaos of trying to figure out how to do ministry in strange and uncertain times, it was a compelling call to stop, breathe, listen, and be in community with those who gather "where the world meets to pray." Join us each day for morning prayer.