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February 10, 2017

Staying Connected

I was responsible for maintaining a large aquarium at 
our church. Recently, because of a busy schedule, I became negligent in the regular care of the fish. Many of them had...

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February 9, 2017

Leaning on God

The letter from my friend overseas was painful to read. Her husband had deserted her. They had been married a long time and had teenage children. I reread the letter several...

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February 8, 2017

Serving Quietly

My husband, Bill, is naturally curious and observant, which contributes to his being a quick study. He’s never been afraid to try to fix anything. He fondly recalls working alongside “Uncle”...

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February 7, 2017

SET Free

Israel awaited a messiah that they knew would one 
day come to liberate them. Jesus shocks the people in the synagogue saying, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” In...

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February 6, 2017

Walking With Me

My husband and I are enjoying watching our 11-month-old son, Adam, learn to walk. Every day, we take him by the hand, lift him up, and guide him as he takes...

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February 5, 2017

Listening to God 
or Goliath?

When David fought Goliath, he had a choice. He could believe either the taunts of Goliath or the promises of God. Replying to the Philistine with today’s verse, David chose God...

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February 4, 2017

New Purpose

We were on holiday in York, a beautiful, historic city in Northern England, filled with overhanging Elizabethan 
buildings, Georgian and Victorian houses, medieval 
churches, city walls, and Roman remains. During our...

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February 3, 2017

Three to Thirty

A school nurse approached our church about providing backpacks filled with food items for a few local schools to send home each Friday with students who would likely have nothing to...

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February 2, 2017

In God’s Hands

Several years ago, my thirteen-year-old daughter needed back surgery to straighten her spine. The diagnosis terrified us. The curve in her back was extensive, and the surgery would be long. During...

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February 1, 2017

To Heal a Broken Heart

We have an old beagle named Shorty. He wandered onto our land seventeen years ago. He’d been abused, judging by the way he made a hasty retreat the moment any of...

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Sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ . . .

“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.