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March 23, 2017

No Need for a Monument

In March of 2015, the founding prime minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, passed away. He is considered the father of modern Singapore because he led the growth of the...

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March 22, 2017

Strength in Christ

For many months, my six children and I were homeless and living in our rundown car. We got most of our food out of dumpsters and washed up in gas station...

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March 21, 2017

The Shadow of Lent

From the large picture window of my childhood home we could watch storms develop across the vast fields. They started as a cloud on the horizon that grew larger and darker...

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March 20, 2017

Celebration Practice

I was exhausted from the fast pace of my first collegiate softball practice and the pressure to make a good first impression. Just when I thought practice was over, Coach called...

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March 19, 2017

3rd Sunday in Lent

When I’m at a social gathering and someone discovers I’m a pastor, the person often responds with nervous laughter and says something like, “I’d better watch my language!” Then sometimes people...

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March 18, 2017

Ready to Serve

When I read the announcement asking for Sunday school teachers, I thought, I want to serve in the church, but I don’t feel prepared. I talked with the pastor, who encouraged...

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March 17, 2017

The Power of Prayer

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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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For kids who love God

Dear Ms. Gilliam, 

I am writing to let you know how much I enjoy reading Pockets. I especially like that it is for kids who love God. My favorite part is that it teaches kids about God. I have shared some of my magazines with my friends. I hope Pockets will be published for many more years. I am home-schooled and enjoy Pockets during my activity time.

Sincerely yours,