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February 18, 2019

Through the Waters

In August 2016, south Louisiana experienced major flooding, causing widespread devastation. Many homes and businesses suffered major damage and people lost virtually all their possessions. The situation was stressful and depressing....

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February 17, 2019


I love inviting my friends to join me at prayer meeting, but they often refuse my invitation. One day a friend told me, “Before you invite people to come in, you...

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February 16, 2019

Divine Adoption

As I drove home from my mother’s funeral, I was struck by the deeply sad thought that with both of my parents dead, I had become an orphan. I was feeling...

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February 15, 2019

Sharing God’s Word

When I was a child, my grandma taught me to memorize Bible verses. She told me that when she had trouble sleeping, she would try to recall all of the passages...

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February 14, 2019

Have Faith

I serve a small church in Estonia. One Sunday morning before the service began, the phone rang and a desperate mother said to me, “Our son Romet has been diagnosed with...

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February 13, 2019

The Little Things

Both bread bakers, my husband and I may follow the same recipes, but we approach the task of baking differently. He’s meticulous, determining water temperature with a thermometer and measuring flour...

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February 12, 2019

Let the Light Shine

Now that I’m retired, I look forward to my trips to a nearby park to walk through the woods. Often as I walk, the sunlight filters through the trees and shines...

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February 11, 2019

“It’s not fair!”

When I was eight years old, my father built a new house for us to live in. One afternoon while working on the house, he was also looking after my younger...

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February 10, 2019


One beautiful autumn day, I took the day off to go for a hike in the mountains along the ridge near the Delaware Water Gap where the raptor migration was at...

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February 9, 2019

Jesus Paid It All

I work in an Alzheimer’s unit at an assisted-living facility. When I tell residents that it’s lunchtime, it’s not uncommon for them to tell me they have no money to pay...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .