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July 6, 2018

“Focus!”

While I was sitting on the couch visiting with my grandson, who had just finished his first semester of college, my five-year-old granddaughter brought me a book so I could read...

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July 5, 2018

More than Conquerors

“It’s too hard. I don’t think I can do this,” said one of my students when I asked her to answer a math question. On that day, she started learning a...

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July 4, 2018

Free Sweet Corn

The farmers’ market was loaded with vegetables at the height of the summer harvest. My wife and I moved through the crowd with our children, enjoying the sights and smells —...

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July 3, 2018

Out of My Comfort Zone

Almost every summer I have vacationed on family property on a lake in Maine. I love to swim, but the lake temperature never warms up to the temperature of the air....

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July 2, 2018

God’s Glorious Colors

As I was finishing up the dinner dishes, the phone rang. It was my neighbor. I could tell from her voice that she was excited. “Look out your window,” she said....

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July 1, 2018

The Wise Builder

The experience of remodeling a home while keeping up its normal operation can be stressful. Scheduling mealtimes, comings and goings, and discovering the need for unexpected repairs are just a few...

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June 30, 2018

Finding Our Way

When I was young I wanted to join the Army. Later, I decided to become a college professor. Then, after starting a family, I decided to teach high school. But I...

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June 29, 2018

Standing Firm

Following years of declining health, Daddy’s death was not unexpected, but it felt like the earth had shifted under my feet. I felt as if I were no longer standing on...

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June 28, 2018

True Sight

I sometimes think that if I could live my life again, I’d be an ophthalmic surgeon. What joy to be the means of enabling a physically blind person to see! I...

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June 27, 2018

Above and Beyond

Every Sunday our church sends a team of people to a local park with a hot meal to share with those who are hungry. Although I am part of that team,...

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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.