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November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Every Day

In my country we celebrate a day of thanksgiving each 
year. I wonder how many people stop to consider why they celebrate. Does a day of thanksgiving cause us to pause...

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November 23, 2016

Hungry and Thirsty

“Come on, boys; dinner’s ready!” My daughter called her two young sons to the table. James came running and sat down, looking to see what delicious food his mother had prepared....

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November 22, 2016

Letting Go

As I pulled up my once-beautiful periwinkles, now lifeless after a recent freeze, it dawned on me that I wasn’t just getting rid of the old plants; I was making room...

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November 21, 2016

Helping Hand

My great-grandniece, María Camila, started walking at 
the age of ten months. To hone this new skill and feel more secure, she would hold on to someone’s hand. Because she was...

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November 20, 2016

God’s Markers

In 1920, the United States opened its first coast-to-coast airmail delivery route. Before radio navigation was common in airplanes, pilots had to navigate by landmarks. Therefore, bad weather and nighttime essentially...

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November 19, 2016

Doing Good

When my daughter was two or three years old, she threw the normal tantrums of a child that age. When she got into trouble, she would start crying and loudly repeating,...

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November 18, 2016

Two Semis and a 
Dump Truck

It was a beautiful autumn day. My wife and I were traveling through the hills of North Carolina on our motorcycle. 
I was anxious about our trip. We needed to reach...

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November 17, 2016

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I was traveling by bus when a well-dressed young man stood up and started talking about a new herbal product. He was moving from the front of the bus to the...

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November 16, 2016

When There Are No Words

“I can’t imagine how you must feel.” The grief my friend experienced when her husband died was palpable, but I 
realized there was nothing I could say to make it better....

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November 15, 2016

Expectant Prayer

A friend was telling me about a Christian concert at which she was going to sing. She and others had spent long hours organizing and practicing for the event. Worry began...

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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.