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August 16, 2017

The Hidden Disciple

Jesus called brothers James and John at the same time. They followed immediately and were with Jesus throughout his ministry. Interestingly, almost every reference to James is in relation to John...

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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

Discernment

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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Kids With a Mission

"A few years ago, my sister, Anna, and I had a club called the Awesome Club.We had short meetings in a walk-in closet with stuffed animals and dolls. It was fun, but it didn’t have a real purpose. One day we decided that it would really make the club awesome if we followed the Golden Rule and did something to help others." Read more.