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December 6, 2016

Peace that Passes 
Understanding

My friend Helen was expressing her concern for her son, who lived in a home for people with disabilities. At 86, 
she and her husband knew they would not be with...

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December 5, 2016

LEFT HAND — RIGHT HAND

My wife had surgery on her right hand and couldn’t use it for several weeks. She needed help to do almost everything; so I became her right hand. Some of the...

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December 4, 2016

Freely Given

I volunteer to speak in Sunday evening worship services for residents of a nearby healthcare facility. Preparing a fifteen-
minute sermon can be challenging. The message must be 
concise and easily understood...

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December 3, 2016

Worthy is the Lamb

We all know how hard it is to accept criticism, especially when we’re fully convinced that we’re in the right. When we get back that best-written paper from our professor, we...

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December 2, 2016

Doing What Is Right

Recently, I was struggling with feelings of uncertainty and a lack of direction; in general I wasn’t sure how I felt. My 
uncertainties were frustrating and affected nearly everything 
I did....

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December 1, 2016

Desires in Conflict

I was alone in a foreign country, on an overnight stopover after a busy three weeks of preaching and teaching, and I 
had once again watched TV pornography. No one will...

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November 30, 2016

Healing Prayer

Three-and-a-half hours had elapsed as my sister’s friends and family waited in the crowded hospital lounge. We were relieved when the physician made her way toward us. With concern in her...

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November 29, 2016

Showing Love

As I was walking home, I saw three young girls who looked confused. They asked me, “Sister, do you want to cross the road?” I replied, “Oh, no, I’m waiting for...

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November 28, 2016

“Please, Lord, Fill Me”

As a former water-utilities instructor traveling throughout West Texas, I’ve seen drought many times — up close and 
personal. To me, drought is scarier than almost any other 
natural disaster. When...

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November 27, 2016

The Power of Jesus

In today’s reading, we find a man confronted with 
bad news: he has been struck by a painful and incurable 
disease. The effects of 
leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) are 
visible...

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE