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January 23, 2019

Rich in Faith

With rent, utilities, medicine, food, and anything else required for day-to-day living, my wife and I often find ourselves struggling to live on our small, fixed income. We try to plan...

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January 22, 2019


My parents took me into their home when I was three months old. After that, every detail of their lives was scrutinized before they could adopt me. In court, their friends...

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January 21, 2019


The members of our youth group were weighed down by heavy burdens and many worries. When the time came for our monthly hike, the leaders saw a great opportunity to help...

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January 20, 2019

One Day at a Time

Struggling with the grief of widowhood, I’ve had days where even the touch of my clothes seems uncomfortable, and I wonder how I can carry on by myself. When I feel...

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January 19, 2019

God Can

When my children were preschoolers, I would ask them to do something like pick up toys in their rooms or make their beds. Sometimes they responded, “I’m too little!” even when...

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January 18, 2019

God’s Assurance

Lightning zipped across the sky with thunder roaring on its heels, as we drove from downtown Seattle to Duvall, Washington. From the back seat my nine-year-old great-niece cried out in fear....

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January 17, 2019

House of God

I was standing near a large building that was about to be demolished. The building had offered office space for many businesses and organizations. My church used to rent a worship...

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January 16, 2019

Busy Days

One day at school, I had two tests, neither of which I had studied for. A friend was having a really bad morning, and she also had a test that day....

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January 15, 2019

The Gift of Another Year

At the retirement home where I live, I host the birthday dinners. Each month I share with the guests the verse quoted above. A birthday celebration can be a time to...

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January 14, 2019

In the Same Boat

I had just finished my primary education and by God’s grace had passed and been the best in my region. Everyone was happy for me, and I remember that my friends...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .