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June 9, 2017

Growing Potential

For several years, wild violets have grown in part of my herb garden. Then it finally occurred to me that violets are weeds. They may be beautiful, but I was allowing...

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June 8, 2017

God Is Good

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. A few years after my diagnosis, I went through months of debilitating pain. At that time, I was unable to do much...

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June 7, 2017

Hold Nothing Back

My son Stephen gave me a big bottle of my favorite cologne. I treasure this gift, and as the months go by, I use just a little of it because I...

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June 6, 2017

Stronger on My Knees

Having put all five of us children and all our belongings into the cart, my father helped my mother get onto the carabao (water buffalo) and led us back to his...

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June 5, 2017

Flower Pies

When I was young, I could have won a medal for making fantastic “flower pies.” I would spend countless hours gathering wide varieties of rocks from my grandma’s driveway and placing...

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June 4, 2017


I have been teaching my 6th grade Sunday school students about Pentecost. I tell them how I relate to the first disciples who were amazed by the way the Holy Spirit...

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June 3, 2017

“The Price is Paid”

The wind was brisk as we stood huddled and cold on the town steps one evening in April. We were thankful we had remembered to wear our heavy coats, gloves, and...

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June 2, 2017

Why God, Why?

I have never understood why people suffer or prayers seem to go unanswered, and I probably never will. I do, however, find comfort in knowing that I’m not alone in my...

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June 1, 2017

Loss or Launch?

“Kim, you’re a good employee and the residents love you, but due to budget cuts, your job is being eliminated.” I was shocked to hear these words from the director of...

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May 31, 2017

Complain or contribute?

One Sunday morning after worship I overheard a brief conversation between two parishioners. One of the men said, “I didn’t get much out of the service. Did you?” “Not much,” the...

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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.