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August 17, 2022

Enduring Care

I was in shock when, in my late twenties, my life came to an abrupt halt because of a significant injury to my lower back. For months I was confined to...

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August 16, 2022

Encouraging Messages

“Trust in the Lord.” “You are making a difference.” “You can count on my prayers for you today.” These notes and many more were written by Craig — one of my...

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August 15, 2022

Remembering God’s Word

When I was in the fifth grade I attended a one-room country school. Once a year we had Achievement Day with contests for spelling and penmanship, among others. To prepare for...

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August 14, 2022

The Bedspread

When I was young, my mother taught me how to knit and cross-stitch. These skills have given me many hours of pleasure through the years. I am now in my seventies,...

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August 13, 2022

Building Strength

I had made many visits to various practitioners for my back pain, but nothing was working. This time, the doctor pointed out that while sitting on the exam table, I was...

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August 12, 2022

Let Go and Let God

“Let go and let God” is a phrase I have often heard Christians use to encourage someone to consciously surrender a situation to the will of God. One particular experience put...

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August 11, 2022

In Any Place

One day on the bus ride home the only other passenger was a young man with his pet dog. I sat down beside him. He had a nice smile, and he...

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August 10, 2022


As I reflect on the days of lifting weights in my youth, I remember how much I hated changing the amount of weight on the bar between lifts. Sometimes the transition...

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August 9, 2022

A Step of Faith

I have an upcoming medical examination at the hospital that I will be going to alone. Normally, my mother would come with me. So the idea of going by myself fills...

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August 8, 2022

A Road Map

One of the things that has always intrigued me about my wife is her love for road maps. She learned to read them as a girl, became the navigator for her...

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This season, Whitney R. Simpson has given us the gift we must open: a clear, accessible invitation to connect with the divine spark that is within us. This is the best present: being present for Jesus’ birth, God made human.”

Learn more about our newest Advent resource, Fully Human, Fully Divine here.