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November 9, 2016

24/7

A friend asked me, “What have you learned about God that you didn’t expect to learn?” After taking some time for reflection, I replied that when I first accepted Christ I...

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November 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes

I love weddings. I am sometimes asked to arrange the flowers or make bouquets for the event, so I am often one of the many busy people behind the scenes. People...

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November 7, 2016

I am who I am

A dear family member recently suffered an infirmity 
that left her practically incapacitated. Friends and family members flooded her with questions about the hows and whats of her condition. After wrestling...

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November 6, 2016

In the Belly

God told Jonah to deliver a warning to the Ninevites. But the Ninevites were Jonah’s enemies, and the last thing he wanted was to preach God’s message to them. So Jonah...

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November 5, 2016

Never Give Up!

During my teaching career I decided to pursue National Board Certification, a rigorous and demanding endorsement. Teachers are allowed only three attempts to pass the certification process. My two young children...

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November 4, 2016

Spider Town

After the rain, the sun shone low across the path as I walked toward my home on a late summer’s morning. This path is bordered by tall close-clipped evergreen hedges, all...

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November 3, 2016

Seasons of Life

Last week I had dinner with a longtime friend. During our conversation, my friend said she realized we are in the autumn of our lives. Initially this made me feel sad,...

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November 2, 2016

Open to God’s Guidance

We were on our way from Nashville, Tennessee, to Camp Sumatanga in Alabama. The beautiful stretch of highway promised smooth driving, until a huge orange sign 
indicated a detour. We took...

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November 1, 2016

Peace in Suffering

In his last days, my father-in-law, Pastor Vicente Barrón, suffered from severe bronchial distress and most of the time had to be connected to a breathing apparatus. His distress became ours...

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October 31, 2016

FROM DEATH TO LIFE

I was taking care of my sister, Josephine, who had a 
terminal condition. For two weeks my duties had included showing her love by listening to her, helping her eat, and...

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God comes to us . . .

"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.