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Latest Devotionals

October 8, 2021

Searching for God

I had always started my days early with a morning devotional. But everything changed after Hurricane Michael. My days were filled with long early-morning commutes and many hours of storm cleanup....

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October 7, 2021

Eternal Life

My wife had a doctor’s appointment, so I accompanied her on the bus ride. Along the way we passed a park, and I noticed a fountain. Perched on its edge were...

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October 6, 2021

The Ordinary

One night, I noticed some recurring medical symptoms that concerned me enough that I planned to call my doctor the next morning. For much of the evening, however, I was distraught...

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October 5, 2021

Foul Ball!

Recently, I attended a minor league baseball game with my family. Early in the game, a batter hit a foul ball that sailed into the stands. It took a few unpredictable...

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October 4, 2021

A Wise Man’s Legacy

It was slow and tedious searching the many secondhand shops, but at last I found what I wanted: a heavy, blue children’s Bible, long out of print. It was battered and...

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October 3, 2021

Every Step

For over a decade, on the afternoon of World Communion Sunday, I have participated in a hunger walk to raise money for our local food bank and worldwide hunger relief programs....

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October 2, 2021

Beauty in the Details

Since I have been in prison, my daughter has sent me several drawings. One of my favorites is a self-portrait she drew when she was four years old. To anyone else...

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October 1, 2021

God’s Guidance

I worked for several years as a professor and tutored engineering students. My role was to guide students in their course work so that at the end of the semester they...

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September 30, 2021

Never Alone

As I sat in the pew for the worship service, I thought about how disconnected I felt. My daughter is grown and now makes her home in another state, so I...

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September 29, 2021


In today’s reading, Martha wanted to offer Jesus the best hospitality, and she expected a little help from Mary in the kitchen. However, Mary wanted to sit at the feet of...

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