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September 29, 2017

Undaunted Faith

Despite living a tumultuous life, King David did not waver when it came to his hope in the righteousness of God. He described his undaunted faith in Psalm 27:13, declaring, “I...

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September 28, 2017

River Laundry

While riding through a large city in a developing country, I saw a mother and three children standing knee-deep in a muddy, green river. “Those people are washing clothes,” our driver...

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September 27, 2017

Prayer Changed Me

The caption read, “Even your eggs are happy when you start your day with prayer.” The picture showed a carton of eggs with happy, smiling faces. It caught my attention and...

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September 26, 2017

God’s Gifts

I once received some luxurious skin products as a gift. I was grateful to receive them as they were something I had wanted but could not afford myself. For some time...

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September 25, 2017

The Best for Last

One Sunday my pastor preached a sermon entitled “Saving the Best for Last.” His message was based on John’s account of Jesus’ turning water into wine. The master of the banquet...

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September 24, 2017

A Fine Line

I watched my mother’s independence fade each year as she aged. As her hearing became worse, she lost the ability to listen to the radio and the TV. A stroke compromised...

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September 23, 2017

Wonderfully Made

Although I’ve never been formally diagnosed, I look back over my childhood and recognize the symptoms of a learning disability now called dyslexia. A good memory helped me in school; but...

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September 22, 2017

Choices

When I see a person on the side of the road asking for food or money, it is easy to find an excuse not to stop. It might not be safe...

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September 21, 2017

True to Yourself

I have spent countless hours wondering if I should act, talk, or fix my hair like certain individuals. I see that they are popular, and I think that if I do...

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September 20, 2017

Differing Roles

Our four grandchildren are blessed to have their other grandparents living close by. They pick them up from school, take them to ball games, and watch them when their parents go...

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Patience

"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .