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September 6, 2021

True Joy

I have chronic pain that can inhibit me from carrying out everyday activities. I owned my own irrigation business, and I was constantly reminded of the pain in my back. After...

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September 5, 2021

Two Little Words

Today’s scripture reading describes a master’s positive response to a servant who handled instruction and resources well. Verse 21 came to my mind in my weekly small group when we decided...

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September 4, 2021

Together in Prayer

Inside the kitchen, popcorn popped and conversation buzzed. We followed our hostess into her lounge as rain pelted the windows. But the orange flames of a log-burner flickered behind glass doors,...

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September 3, 2021

Well-marked Path

I visit Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountains whenever I can. The many well-marked walking paths lead to a variety of wonderful sights. But two pieces of advice are given to all hikers:...

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September 2, 2021

Child of God

Years ago my husband and I adopted our daughter, a young girl from Vietnam whose parents had been lost during the war. Her mother was Vietnamese, her father was black, and...

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September 1, 2021

Before a Breakthrough

The heating in our apartment building was completely broken and was unlikely to be repaired for at least 24 hours. As we settled in to wait, every tenant quickly felt the...

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August 31, 2021

Nature’s Healing

A while ago, I suffered quite a few losses in a short period of time. Days were filled with sadness as sorrow after sorrow came my way. Every day seemed gray....

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August 30, 2021


It happened in Soviet Ukraine in 1978. I worked in the glass factory and lived in the workers’ dormitory. One day I was injured at work and was recovering in my...

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August 29, 2021

The Perfect Cross

Sitting in jail, I have learned to occupy my time with things I normally would not do, such as creative writing and drawing. With my newfound Christian walk, I decided to...

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August 28, 2021

God-Given Gifts

“I have my own church!” I shouted when I called to tell my parents that I had received an opportunity to play piano for a church full time. It was something...

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