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October 26, 2019

Passing It On

Our daughter is pregnant with our seventh grandchild. At a recent baby shower, as baby gifts were opened, I reflected on how much this baby is already loved. But I also...

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October 25, 2019

Keep Sowing Seeds

Last week a father came to thank me for teaching his son English for free. The man said he had nothing with which to repay my kindness — only thanks and...

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October 24, 2019

Ashes

For the longest time my brother and I didn’t get along. As a child, I idolized him and followed him everywhere — but he didn’t want me around. He seemed to...

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October 23, 2019

Wearing Our Badge

I am both a police officer and police chaplain and wear a different badge for each role. Just as my head can accommodate only one hat at a time, my uniform...

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October 22, 2019

In God’s Hands

I used to feel pressured by time constraints and would drive hurriedly, trying to beat traffic lights or pass other drivers. One day when things weren’t going my way and everything...

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October 21, 2019

Simple Tasks

I have served in many ways in my church. Some of those were complicated and required a lot of training; some have been noticed and praised by others. My latest task...

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October 20, 2019

God Is Always with Us

In December 2009, I was diagnosed with nasopharynx cancer, commonly known as nose cancer, and began my two-month long treatment. God’s words in Matthew 6:25 came to my wife almost instantly:...

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October 19, 2019

Squeeze out Forgiveness

Recently, I saw an old friend who had hurt me deeply. We smiled at each other and briefly spoke. But inside I still felt bitter. Since the betrayal had happened years...

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October 18, 2019

God, Our Shepherd

The doctor told my sister and me that our dear mother only had months to live due to congestive heart failure. I went home to collect some personal items for Mother...

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October 17, 2019

God’s Salvation

I live in a city where students are very competitive. I got used to the competition at a young age and became focused on staying at the top. Whenever a classmate...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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