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July 25, 2023

Intercessory Prayers

The globe in my office shows continents, countries, and names of cities around the world. Each day, I spin the globe gently. After a moment or two, I place my finger...

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July 24, 2023

Always Ready

Growing up in the southwestern United States, we knew that we would have to deal with severe weather from time to time. It could be in the form of drought or...

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July 23, 2023

A Meager Offering

Many years ago, I assisted a local church with a children’s musical that told the story of the feeding of the five thousand. We used some stage tricks to make this...

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July 22, 2023

Source of Strength

Watching the eight o’clock television program one morning made me realize that the clock in our house had stopped. I shook and tapped the clock several times in an attempt to...

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July 21, 2023

Shepherd the Flock

I was married to an alcoholic who was abusive. Many days I dreaded what might happen when I arrived home from work. During the hardest nights, I would lie awake worrying...

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July 20, 2023

Important Lessons

When I was in the eighth grade at school, I took scripture lessons on a weekly basis. The lessons were about stories from the Holy Bible. My scripture teacher asked us...

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July 19, 2023

Broken and Loved

I had been noticing the condition of my mother-in-law’s coffee cup for months. The colors had worn, the gold rim had dulled, and now it even had a chip at the...

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July 18, 2023

God’s Timing

As an avid gamer, many of my favorites are 2D side-scrolling platformers. A well-crafted game of this type can provide a player with an exhilarating feeling of unstoppable momentum as they...

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July 17, 2023

Safe with God

Ever since my teenage years, Psalm 121 has been important to me. At boarding school it was read to us on the last morning of each term. Verse eight was especially...

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July 16, 2023

The Path

A well-worn path runs along the perimeter of the field behind my house, a path that has been forged by the countless steps I’ve taken on its three-mile track. I’ve walked...

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