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May 21, 2020

Everyone’s Gift Matters

After having surgery on one of my big toes, I required a walker for support and weeks of recovery. My entire daily life seemed to revolve around that toe and its...

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May 20, 2020

On Assignment

After I received several requests to participate in ministries and projects that I felt were not in keeping with what God had called me to do, my friend Ann encouraged me...

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May 19, 2020

The Power of Presence

I remember having long talks with Melissa discussing the day’s activities, future plans, our goals, our future married life. Then there were the long pauses, maybe lasting as much as ten...

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May 18, 2020

The Ultimate Connection

On the island of Trinidad where I grew up, some of the agricultural crops include pumpkin, watermelon, passion fruit, and tomatoes. All these fruits grow on vines. In John 15, Jesus...

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May 17, 2020

Hills of Life

When I was in high school, we had “hills day.” A group of us jogged to a hill that overlooks a lake, and the coach called out, “Ten times, up and...

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May 16, 2020

When Life Hurts

In July 2012, my wife Joyce died suddenly within 48 hours after shepherding me back home to Oklahoma after emergency surgery in Florida to save my leg. I was bereft. Not...

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May 15, 2020

Moving with God

Even though my husband and I have relocated 21 times, I still find change difficult — it tends to bring out all my insecurities and worries. One move was especially hard...

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May 14, 2020

Always Ready

As a bird lover, I was delighted to see that the lake where my husband and I built our house was a great habitat for a variety of birds. Anticipating opportunities...

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May 13, 2020

Trust through Prayer

As my wife and I finished dinner one evening, we got a phone call from my sister-in-law. She told us that her husband had been in an accident and had suffered...

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May 12, 2020

God Provides

Following the birth of my first child, I had postpartum depression, and my husband was facing unemployment. It became clear that a career change was on the horizon for him, which...

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