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January 10, 2018

A Faithful Steward

I have the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to my six kids. This allows me to spend time with them during the day, greet them after school, teach them, and...

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January 9, 2018

In God’s Image

For 40 years I struggled with a number of issues — from low self-esteem to drug and alcohol abuse — until one day law enforcement came to my door with a...

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January 8, 2018

New Life

Four years ago I moved to a newly developed subdivision. In front of each house was a maple tree. I noticed that the tree in front of my house was infested...

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January 7, 2018

On Dry Ground

Several years ago, my husband and I felt content with our lives. We had five young children, a beautiful home, and were both working at jobs we loved. We thanked God...

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January 6, 2018

What’s New?

When my friends used to ask, “What’s new in your life?” I didn’t know how to answer. I would think, What is happening in my life that is brand new? What...

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January 5, 2018

Never Alone

I once took a train from the airport in Philadelphia to my sister’s town 35 miles north. Though it was late at night, the train was crowded with people and more...

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January 4, 2018

Resisting Temptation

I was overjoyed. It was Friday and payday. But I had a problem. I had no money to take the bus to my job to pick up my check. I thought...

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January 3, 2018

1,630 Kilometers of Prayer

As I traveled with a group from my home country, Ukraine, to Russia to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Eurasia, Ukraine was experiencing a political, economic, and...

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January 2, 2018

Jesus Wept

The phone call came in the middle of an ordinary morning. The caller was almost incoherent, overcome with grief. “Ricky is dead.” Ricky was my nephew. It was a freak accident,...

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January 1, 2018

Another Year Begins

It’s that time again, and I am ready to begin another new year. I have the same hopes for this year as I did for the last one: exercise more, get...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .