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September 7, 2016

Old Fish, New Fish

Well over 100,000 miles ago I had a new car and put one of those shiny fish on the rear door to let everyone know, “I am a Christian!” As the...

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September 6, 2016

Generation to Generation

As a little girl I enjoyed watching my mother prepare hearty stews, and bake golden loaves of bread and rich, 
velvety cakes and pastries. Close to supper time she would pack...

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September 5, 2016

With Us Always

I was having a rough morning. I hadn’t slept well, and I was worried. Family members were struggling with health issues. A valued employee had resigned. I was trying to meet...

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September 4, 2016

Daily Rituals

There’s something about tea that I find comforting. It isn’t just the flavor but the process of preparing it as well. Warm the pot, steep the leaves, sprinkle in sugar, watch...

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September 3, 2016

Not Alone

The day was going fine until I got to the hospital for a 
routine appointment with my cardiologist. When he finished the cardiac catheterization procedure, he spoke frankly: “You need open-heart...

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September 2, 2016

Good Soil

As I prepared the soil for spring planting, the parable of the sower came to mind. I remembered times when I had tried to plant a garden in hard, rocky soil....

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September 1, 2016

Adopted

As part of a Bible lesson, I gave each child a folded slip of paper with a word written on it, indicating how God sees him or her — loved, redeemed,...

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Good News

"The good news of the Resurrection really does shake the foundations of our lives and gives us a new way of seeing everything." Read more . . .