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July 28, 2022

Slow to Anger

I was driving home from work one day when another car cut into my lane, almost hitting me. I became furious and wanted to make the driver stop so that I...

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July 27, 2022

Signs of God’s presence

During the last days of my grandpa’s life, my family and I took a break from the hospice center where he was staying and went for a walk. We went to...

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July 26, 2022

Unexpected Blessings

I was raised in a Christian home and my early Christian education taught me the power of prayer. These lessons have stuck with me, and I have adopted different prayer habits...

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July 25, 2022

The Best that We Have

I tend to fall into the trap of comparing myself with others quite easily. Usually I’m comparing my spirituality or level of ministry involvement to that of others. The other day...

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July 24, 2022

Comfort in Loss

“There is nothing more they can do.” When my daughter told me her husband was coming home on hospice, I couldn’t find the words to pray. How could I put into...

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July 23, 2022

Work in Progress

As I was putting away the dishes this morning, I looked at our spoonula — a silicone kitchen tool that is a cross between a spatula and a spoon. I consider...

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July 22, 2022

Built to Last

I inherited some pieces of wooden furniture from my parents and a great-aunt. I am not sure when they were originally made, but they are solid pieces that are both beautiful...

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July 21, 2022

Change of Plans

I was in my senior year of high school when the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the years prior, I had set high expectations for the conclusion of my high school career....

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July 20, 2022

A Good Day to Forgive

I was young when I met the person who would become my husband. Unfortunately, my husband’s mother and I did not get along, and the tension was evident through her words...

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July 19, 2022

Holding Fast

Years ago, I served as a counselor for middle school students exploring Catalina Island off the California coast. My responsibilities included monitoring students as they participated in ocean-related studies as well...

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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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