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March 28, 2021

Unexpected Love

When my husband and I celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary, we retraced some of our memories with a trip to New York City, where we were married. We stayed at the...

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March 27, 2021


Sometimes I don’t feel like going to worship services. My most frequent excuse is that I did not prepare the right clothes. But then a friend asked me, “Would you use...

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March 26, 2021

Happily Ever After

I sighed when I read another devotion where a life was at risk, people prayed, and the life was miraculously restored. Of course I’m glad for them, but I wondered, Where...

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March 25, 2021

Acts of Kindness

My wife enjoys working in her colorful flower garden which adds beauty to our yard. But she also works full time, spends many hours with a local charity, is a Girl...

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March 24, 2021

Like Never Before

I often think my family’s situation will never change. We will never have our own home, our brother will never recover from mental illness, and we will never be free from...

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March 23, 2021


While driving home from a trip, I encountered a spectacular scene at a rest area. From the outside, the building looked like any other plain brick structure. However, when I opened...

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March 22, 2021

The Master Architect

When I was growing up, I longed to know how my life would play out. Maybe I would be a professional soccer player or a successful business owner. But during my...

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March 21, 2021

Read the Manual

The grouting should not have been a difficult job, but the result was not satisfactory. I realized I’d made my usual mistake: I hadn’t read the instructions. I’m the same with...

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March 20, 2021

Letting Go

When I was 13 years old, I entered my pet Charolais calf in the local county fair. I had raised the calf from the time he was born. He was so...

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March 19, 2021


My family and I emigrated from India to the United States in the early 1980s. Just like that, bags were packed and goodbyes were said as my parents, two sisters, and...

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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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