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March 25, 2022

Planting Seeds of Faith

I am a music leader for a Christian camp that serves adults with developmental disabilities. We plan worship services that incorporate musical arrangements of scripture with motions so that our nonverbal...

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March 24, 2022

An Answer to Prayer

I awoke with a feeling of dread. I was going to see our son in a nursing home for people with mental illness. The previous time my wife and I had...

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March 23, 2022

The Great Commission

Every year I return to my family’s beach house for a time of rest and relaxation. While there, I visit the park where my family and friends planted trees years ago....

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March 22, 2022

God’s Ways, Not Mine

In the spring of 2020, my husband and I were taking care of our dog, Kohl, after he had broken some vertebrae. Kohl was only 10 months old and usually had...

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March 21, 2022

Plastic Bread Bags

One snowy, wet morning, my sister and I searched the kitchen for discarded bread bags. After the recent deaths of our parents, we couldn’t afford quality footwear. Instead, we used bread...

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March 20, 2022

First Days

The first day of a new venture can be both exciting and unnerving. My first day of college brought many firsts — a new job, a new city, a new church,...

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March 19, 2022

What’s My Motivation?

During an extended vacation with my husband, I received an alert on my cell phone from our home security system. I checked the cameras and was surprised to see our son...

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March 18, 2022

Beginning to Heal

How could someone in his thirties have this much back pain? I wondered. One day the pain just showed up. I didn’t know what had caused it, but it hurt all...

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March 17, 2022

Aroma of Christ

On my way to church one Sunday morning, I noticed a pleasant scent. I looked up and saw olive flowers in bloom. Each of the small flowers was giving off a...

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March 16, 2022

What No Longer Works

It had been a year since I last made applesauce from fresh apples. I was eager to get into the task and gathered my tools quickly. As I started to prepare...

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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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