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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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March 6, 2017

A Simple Act of Faith

When things are going well, it is easier to be happy and to believe in God’s goodness and care. The real test comes when our good fortune or happiness suddenly changes...

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March 5, 2017

1st Sunday in Lent

Choosing God was the best decision I ever made. Looking back, I can remember a time when I felt alone and insecure about my future. I had more questions than answers...

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March 4, 2017

Missed opportunity

I’ve become accustomed to television coverage of sporting events using instant replay. But real life has no instant replay. If we miss the moment, it’s gone. I realized this a few...

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I wish . . . when I was a child . . .

"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.