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August 6, 2017

The old watch

As a minister, I recently received an appointment to a new congregation. I was packing and waiting for the big change in my life when I saw my grandmother’s old watch,...

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August 5, 2017

“follow me!”

In today’s reading we find Jesus talking to Peter after Peter has denied him. Jesus tries to help him focus on his own life. However, Peter instantly asks about another disciple...

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August 4, 2017

Sharing God’s Word

My friend Robin was discouraged. Only 13 children had attended our church’s annual vacation Bible school. “We put all this money into it,” she said. “I recruited people to help. I...

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August 3, 2017

10,000 Reasons

One morning I heard a song that mentions having 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord. As I listened, I asked myself, Do I have 10,000 reasons to be grateful? I began...

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August 2, 2017

Christ Is the Center

Years ago, my husband and I were called to help reconcile a father and son who had undergone years of bitter feuding and separation. A round table in the center of...

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August 1, 2017

Marvel at God’s Love

I have been going through many challenges recently, and I am trusting that God will help me. But sometimes doubt creeps in, and I feel overwhelmed or helpless. After watching an...

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July 31, 2017

The Light of the World

Both our home and the church where my wife and I serve are located outside the city. This allows me the opportunity to truly appreciate the wonders of nature day and...

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July 30, 2017

In the Face of Loss

The ultrasound tech moved the wand over my abdomen. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “I am sorry; there is no heartbeat. The baby is gone.” My heart...

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July 29, 2017

Fox Wisdom

As I drove cautiously up my long driveway, I saw a thin red fox sitting in the brush and watching over her three rambunctious babies. Not wanting to frighten them, I...

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July 28, 2017

I Just Do

I raise guineas, chicken-sized fowl that are fairly common on farms in the southern United States. Like chickens, these birds eat bugs and have a special fondness for ticks, which makes...

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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."