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September 18, 2018

Powerful Words

Words are powerful. When I was a kid, I was never chosen to play on my classroom’s team and suffered from the hurtful words others said to me. Although I tried...

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September 17, 2018

Playlist

I sat in the surgeon’s office, confident that God was in charge and that the biopsy report would be good. Then the doctor came in, took my hand, and told me...

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September 16, 2018

Where We Are

My prayer life shifted when my husband, Zeke, and I had three children in four years. I learned to pray while washing dishes and on my way to the store. Most...

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September 15, 2018

Renewed in Spirit

In the summer of 2016, disastrous bushfires raged through rural areas of South Australia. Lives were lost, and farms and homes were completely destroyed. Many not only lost their homes but...

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September 14, 2018

Enough

Like the early disciples, I have struggled to know how to pray. I would hear others pray effortlessly about the state of our world and the needs of others, while I...

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September 13, 2018

A Shared Meal

During my undergraduate college years, most of my friends belonged to a Jewish congregation that began each weekend with worship and a shared evening meal. I attended several of these Shabbat...

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September 12, 2018

The Power of Prayer

Because of the nature of his occupation, my husband always warned us that he could be transferred from one workplace to another at any time. Even so, when it seemed likely...

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September 11, 2018

Love Poured Out

As the coordinator of a teen coffee-house ministry, I have the privilege of spending time each Thursday with some brilliant young people. They’re full of life. They brim with passion about...

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September 10, 2018

Why?

During an especially stressful time, I found myself waking up in the early hours of the morning for no apparent reason. I grew increasingly frustrated with this as my mind would...

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September 9, 2018

The Thanksgiving Choir

Our family has been riding the emotional roller coaster of unemployment and job hunting. The morning I read the Nehemiah passage above, we had been particularly discouraged. My husband, David, and...

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When sexual assault is in the headlines...

"As the survivor of childhood trauma, I’ve come a long way in my healing process. This is thanks in part to years of therapy, a lot of hard work, and an incredible support network of family and friends. More so, it’s the result of learning to be still with God, to offer up my pain for God to transform, and to realize I am God’s beloved. I’m now in a place of peace, one that has stayed with me for several years now."