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June 19, 2017

Calmed Storms

In today’s reading, the disciples were overcome by fear and woke Jesus from a sound sleep. They cried out and questioned his care for them. But Jesus calmed the wind and...

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June 18, 2017

Just Like My Father

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be just like my dad. He was my hero and my best buddy. I loved everything Dad loved. I loved fishing,...

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June 17, 2017

Full of Life Again

In our HIV/AIDS clinic, we maintain a rose garden to honor the patients we serve. We grow red roses as a sign of love and solidarity, and white roses in memory...

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June 16, 2017

Joy in Times of Stress

My husband and I were going through some difficult times with work-related stress and financial worries. We had moved back to the United States after living in another country. We accepted...

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June 15, 2017

The Perfect Gift of Love

When my grandparents retired and decided to move into a smaller home, they asked extended family members to come and choose some special mementos from the items that they couldn’t take...

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June 14, 2017


The way we see God affects the way we see ourselves. If we imagine God to be a demanding boss, we expect to be rewarded or punished based on our performance....

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June 13, 2017

God Is Near

A year had passed since Brion, my husband, died. My heart was still profoundly broken. One night, grief overwhelmed me. My Bible was beside me, but almost defiantly I pointed to...

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June 12, 2017

The Lord’s Good Work

One day as I was leaving the grocery store, a man recognized me from my teaching days. He introduced himself and asked if I could give him a lift to a...

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June 11, 2017

United By One Love

Some friends and I went to a piano symphony concert in Parnu, Estonia. The musicians played beautifully, and it seemed to me as if time stood still. When I looked at...

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June 10, 2017

Waving the Flag

Like many other places, my hometown has a maze, cut into a field of corn. This corn maze covers six acres and can be very confusing and difficult to complete. Each...

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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.