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December 31, 2020


I was driving our church shuttle bus, taking some of our members on a trip to Houston. When we travel, we have a backup SUV following us in case of a...

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December 30, 2020

God’s Beautiful Creation

A recent retreat I attended included a Sunday worship service that took place shortly after sunrise. I am not accustomed to rising so early on Sundays, so I was not looking...

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December 29, 2020

Mercy Pick

I still remember to this day the feeling of standing in grade-school gym class, waiting to be chosen by one of the two team captains. Right away, others more athletically gifted...

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December 28, 2020

Character First

Almost 900 miles from home on a motorcycle trip, we rolled into a small town in Wyoming and found a nice lodge. It was a cool day, so we were wearing...

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December 27, 2020

Opportunities Everywhere

After the worship service one Sunday, a young woman behind me tapped my shoulder. She told me she was visiting our church and that throughout the service, she sensed God telling...

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December 26, 2020

Refuge in the Storm

A thousand-year rain settled over a small part of the county I live in and dumped an unbelievable amount of water in a very short time. I watched as roads were...

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December 25, 2020

A New Perspective

Christmas this year was different than previous seasons. I didn’t join a choir, so I wasn’t busy with rehearsals. Most of my family members and relatives couldn’t come for Christmas, so...

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December 24, 2020

The Miracle of Christmas

As a pastor’s wife, I have helped with many Christmas pageants over the years. Memories abound of wise men with cardboard crowns, shepherds in striped robes, angels with paper wings and...

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December 23, 2020

Christmas Blessings

Many devotions around Christmas urge us to make time in our busy holiday schedules to talk to God, spend time in meditation, and read the Bible. These are great suggestions, but...

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December 22, 2020

A Much-Needed Gift

After a long day at work, I accidentally locked my keys and my phone in my car when I stopped to get gas. After going into the gas station to call...

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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