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June 15, 2017

The Perfect Gift of Love

When my grandparents retired and decided to move into a smaller home, they asked extended family members to come and choose some special mementos from the items that they couldn’t take...

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June 14, 2017


The way we see God affects the way we see ourselves. If we imagine God to be a demanding boss, we expect to be rewarded or punished based on our performance....

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June 13, 2017

God Is Near

A year had passed since Brion, my husband, died. My heart was still profoundly broken. One night, grief overwhelmed me. My Bible was beside me, but almost defiantly I pointed to...

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June 12, 2017

The Lord’s Good Work

One day as I was leaving the grocery store, a man recognized me from my teaching days. He introduced himself and asked if I could give him a lift to a...

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June 11, 2017

United By One Love

Some friends and I went to a piano symphony concert in Parnu, Estonia. The musicians played beautifully, and it seemed to me as if time stood still. When I looked at...

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June 10, 2017

Waving the Flag

Like many other places, my hometown has a maze, cut into a field of corn. This corn maze covers six acres and can be very confusing and difficult to complete. Each...

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June 9, 2017

Growing Potential

For several years, wild violets have grown in part of my herb garden. Then it finally occurred to me that violets are weeds. They may be beautiful, but I was allowing...

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June 8, 2017

God Is Good

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. A few years after my diagnosis, I went through months of debilitating pain. At that time, I was unable to do much...

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June 7, 2017

Hold Nothing Back

My son Stephen gave me a big bottle of my favorite cologne. I treasure this gift, and as the months go by, I use just a little of it because I...

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June 6, 2017

Stronger on My Knees

Having put all five of us children and all our belongings into the cart, my father helped my mother get onto the carabao (water buffalo) and led us back to his...

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Today we invite you to read this Advent Benediction. Read more...