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June 12, 2017

The Lord’s Good Work

One day as I was leaving the grocery store, a man recognized me from my teaching days. He introduced himself and asked if I could give him a lift to a...

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June 11, 2017

United By One Love

Some friends and I went to a piano symphony concert in Parnu, Estonia. The musicians played beautifully, and it seemed to me as if time stood still. When I looked at...

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June 10, 2017

Waving the Flag

Like many other places, my hometown has a maze, cut into a field of corn. This corn maze covers six acres and can be very confusing and difficult to complete. Each...

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June 9, 2017

Growing Potential

For several years, wild violets have grown in part of my herb garden. Then it finally occurred to me that violets are weeds. They may be beautiful, but I was allowing...

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June 8, 2017

God Is Good

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. A few years after my diagnosis, I went through months of debilitating pain. At that time, I was unable to do much...

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June 7, 2017

Hold Nothing Back

My son Stephen gave me a big bottle of my favorite cologne. I treasure this gift, and as the months go by, I use just a little of it because I...

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June 6, 2017

Stronger on My Knees

Having put all five of us children and all our belongings into the cart, my father helped my mother get onto the carabao (water buffalo) and led us back to his...

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June 5, 2017

Flower Pies

When I was young, I could have won a medal for making fantastic “flower pies.” I would spend countless hours gathering wide varieties of rocks from my grandma’s driveway and placing...

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June 4, 2017

Pentecost

I have been teaching my 6th grade Sunday school students about Pentecost. I tell them how I relate to the first disciples who were amazed by the way the Holy Spirit...

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June 3, 2017

“The Price is Paid”

The wind was brisk as we stood huddled and cold on the town steps one evening in April. We were thankful we had remembered to wear our heavy coats, gloves, and...

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When sexual assault is in the headlines...

"As the survivor of childhood trauma, I’ve come a long way in my healing process. This is thanks in part to years of therapy, a lot of hard work, and an incredible support network of family and friends. More so, it’s the result of learning to be still with God, to offer up my pain for God to transform, and to realize I am God’s beloved. I’m now in a place of peace, one that has stayed with me for several years now."