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March 16, 2017

Planting God’s Love

As a young man I suffered a series of losses and failures that left me with a hard heart. The God I had known as a youth seemed to have disappeared....

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March 15, 2017

Welcoming the Stranger

I once led a group that met twice a week for lunch at the local community college. One day a new student sat down at the far end of our table....

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March 14, 2017

All God’s Children

The coffin was carried in, and the family followed in a seemingly never-ending stream. All the seats in the big church were filled. Margaret had always loved children, and in some...

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March 13, 2017

TO THE STREET

Worshiping with fellow Christians is special. Being fed from the word of God, being taught and encouraged by singing and praying together, giving to meet the needs of others, and remembering...

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March 12, 2017

2nd Sunday in Lent

I tend to be a slow learner, and I also tend to think that I know what’s best. As a teenager, I sometimes did what I wanted to do instead of...

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March 11, 2017

Strength for the Battle

At two weeks old, my daughter, Rebecca, had open-heart surgery to repair a rare congenital defect. For the next two months, she fought for her life. Every day was a struggle....

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March 10, 2017

God’s Feast

Together, my family and I attended an evening prayer 
service, which was organized by the church. We participated in the service with reverence and wholeheartedly dedicated our praise to God. We...

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March 9, 2017

Serving at Any Age

Following a series of major surgeries, my older brother, Lewis, reminded me that growing old “ain’t for weaklings.” Many of us will eventually have to deal with the struggles of aging....

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March 8, 2017

How Does Your 
Garden Grow?

Where I live, March is a transition month. Spring wants to pop through, but winter isn’t quite finished with us. I get antsy during the month of March. My hands itch...

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March 7, 2017

We are Family

I was born the daughter of an unwed teenager who 
decided to give me up for adoption. A couple who had 
always wanted children, but couldn’t have any, decided they wanted...

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE