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August 15, 2017

No Limits

A fellow musician and I had just started a contemporary worship service with only two instruments: drums and an acoustic guitar. We did the best we could, but the service struggled...

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August 14, 2017

In God’s Care

I received a degree in education in 2014. After graduation, I packed my bags and traveled to another province in search of a job. My plan was to work wherever I...

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August 13, 2017

Sharing Our Plates

When my son began eating solid foods, it was a challenge to get him to eat vegetables. Soft, bite-sized pieces of carrots, broccoli, and squash landed on the floor faster than...

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August 12, 2017

Keep Going

At age 16, when I joined a six-week bicycle trip through Holland, England, and France, I found Holland manageable, but England’s hills were overwhelming. I hadn’t properly trained for 
bicycling 30-50...

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August 11, 2017

Promises Made and Kept

A friend once gave me an outdoor house ornament made of faceted glass balls that rotate in the wind. I hung it outside. When I awoke to sunshine the following morning,...

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August 10, 2017

Making Room

At age 42, I developed an ailment that affected my motor skills. My gait became uneven, my head tilted to the right, and an array of other 
muscular problems left me...

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August 9, 2017


I found an intriguing and challenging shawl pattern. The variegated yarn had the brilliant warm hues of a sunset. As I skimmed through the directions, I thought, What? This makes no...

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August 8, 2017

Perfect Love

When I was a child my family did not attend church regularly. My primary exposure to preaching was through radio sermons that were mostly about fearing God’s condemnation. I started to...

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August 7, 2017

The Great Exchange

We were miles from the nearest town. With the low-fuel warning light on in my car and two mountains to cross, I prayed, “Our cell phones don’t work out here, and...

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August 6, 2017

The old watch

As a minister, I recently received an appointment to a new congregation. I was packing and waiting for the big change in my life when I saw my grandmother’s old watch,...

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"It was my first year at my new school . . .

and I was making a ton of friends. There was one girl who always got picked on for her height. Nobody wanted to be her friend." Click here to read more about Pockets.