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September 8, 2018

A Piece of Cloth

Our church council decided that the old altar cloth needed to be replaced — since it was rotten and the colors in the embroidery were bleached out. As I have been...

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September 7, 2018

Light from God’s Word

When my Bible study group began a series on Daniel, the leader suggested that each week we memorize a portion of the passage from today’s reading. I groaned inwardly, thinking, Memorizing...

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September 6, 2018

Trusting the Driver

While riding in a car, I have noticed that my behavior varies according to who the driver is. I have felt the need to direct each turn, to tell the driver...

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September 5, 2018

Uncommon Kindness

In today’s scripture reading, Paul was sailing through stormy seas with a large group of people who were scared and beginning to lose hope on their journey to Rome. As they...

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September 4, 2018

Encircling Love

Nestled in a hollow on the moor, it was the finest sheepfold I had ever seen. One enormous circle, built of stone from the rocky debris nearby, it provided protection from...

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September 3, 2018

Perfect Peace

Arriving home, I slung my briefcase at the sofa. My superintendent had just informed me that he was about to cut my position. The school board would meet in one week...

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September 2, 2018

The Winds of Life

I am an assistant director of a summer camp in Wisconsin, where my daughter Emily taught sailing for a couple of years. One day I went to the lake to watch...

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September 1, 2018

A Child of God

On my way to work, I sometimes saw a homeless man sitting in a wheelchair on the corner, but I always passed him by. Maybe I would say, “Good morning,” but...

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August 31, 2018

In the Crowd

On a family vacation to New York City, I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, thinking it would be a quiet place to pray and reflect during a break from our hectic...

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August 30, 2018

God Is My Strength

I recently suffered a cough, sore throat, and flu. I tried to accomplish my tasks as usual, but every time I tried, I felt dizzy. I prayed and asked God to...

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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.