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Latest Devotionals

November 19, 2020

Something New

There is a legend about a cook preparing a meal one night about 2,000 years ago. As he stirred together a few ordinary kitchen ingredients, the mixture suddenly exploded, which led...

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November 18, 2020

The Card

I am involved in two ministries at my church. It’s not a large church, and it sometimes seems like a relatively small number of people do most of the work. So...

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November 17, 2020


One of my joys in retirement has been finding more time to read the Bible. I have been amazed by how many verses and stories pertain to humility. They have prompted...

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November 16, 2020

What Can I Do?

I don’t enjoy cooking or washing dishes. So when members of the church prepare dinner each night of revival meetings, I don’t volunteer. “Are you going to be here to help?”...

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November 15, 2020

Glimpses of God’s Power

Warm spring days often bring badgers out early, so my husband and I set out on our first badger watch of the year with great anticipation, hoping to catch sight of...

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November 14, 2020

Feed the Hungry

My wife grew up in northwest Indiana. Her mother, Miriam, was a teacher and housewife, and her father, Henry, was a farmer and the local postmaster. Their modest home faced the...

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November 13, 2020

Strong Roots

The young live oak tree in our front yard was struggling. Battered by Hurricane Florence, it was leaning to one side and on the verge of being uprooted. My husband and...

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November 12, 2020

God’s Abiding Love

I was born with a withered Achilles tendon, and I walk with a limp. My parents took me to many doctors in search of a remedy to no avail. Despairing, I...

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November 11, 2020

Sharing the Spirit

Recently, I received an email regarding a friend who was struggling with serious issues after surgery. “Please join us in prayer tomorrow at 9:10 am,” the message said. Usually I would...

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November 10, 2020

God’s Promises

As a teenager I was introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) through Al-Anon, a fellowship that offers a program of recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. My mom was an active...

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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.” 

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