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September 15, 2017

God’s Team

My wife and I enjoy college sports. The traditions and strong loyalties appeal to us. In all honesty, when our team is winning, being a loyal fan is easy. Nevertheless, we...

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September 14, 2017

Changing Course

The Cávado River is a small river that follows a linear course through Portugal. Its presence provided sustenance to an old settlement for thousands of years. The river has always been...

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September 13, 2017

Making the Call

Throughout my childhood I knew little more of my father than his name. One night I began to ask God for direction. As I prayed, I began to think of forgiveness...

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September 12, 2017

Heavenly Guardian

Some time ago while driving on the main highway in the eastern zone of my country, I noticed a car in the right lane traveling at a very low speed with...

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September 11, 2017

God Loves all Types

One day, our four-year-old daughter came up to my wife and me and said, “Daddy, Mommy, two people with different-colored eyes can be friends.” She paused and ended with an emphatic,...

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September 10, 2017

A Closer Walk

A Bible study reflection question caught my attention: What three things in your life keep you from a closer relationship with God? Instantly, the word busyness came to mind, followed by...

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September 9, 2017

Remain Standing

Two years ago, after two days of almost cyclone-force winds, I traveled to an activity at one of our churches. While going through a pine forest, I came upon a section...

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September 8, 2017

Restored

My husband and I decided to buy a charming home built in 1911. Leaded-glass windows, built-in cabinets, a secret staircase, and the sunroom exceeded our expectations. One day a friend mentioned...

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September 7, 2017

Staying within the Ropes

My twin eight-year-old daughters take swim lessons at the YMCA. The pool is long, and the lanes are separated by ropes and buoys. The youngest children in the class look like...

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September 6, 2017

Higher Ways

Getting things done gives me a sense of satisfaction, making me feel productive and complete. But interruptions often throw myplans off track: a family member needing help, a clerk 
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Seek Help

"Depression can cause us to feel worthless and empty, even to ache inside. It can come on suddenly and often haunts us during the holidays. Seek the comfort and guidance you need. Talk to God, trusting that the One who loves you will never give up on you. Read more at devozine."