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February 12, 2021

Stronger than Fear

One day at church, I came across this saying: “Faith is stronger than fear.” This reminded me of a difficult situation when my family and I found this to be true....

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February 11, 2021

None Forgotten

It has often intrigued me that Jesus commended a social outcast in his parable about the good Samaritan. But until recently, I hadn’t paid attention to the fact that of the...

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February 10, 2021

Being Present

Each Saturday morning a men’s group from the church where I am a pastor meets for breakfast at a local restaurant. It’s an opportunity for men to talk honestly about their...

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February 9, 2021

God Is Good

When I went through a difficult time, it was hard for me to understand what God was doing in my life. Everyone else seemed happy except me. I asked many questions:...

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February 8, 2021

Powerful Words

I was confident that I was going to get an A in my humanities course. I had earned nearly perfect grades and eagerly participated in classroom discussions throughout the semester. Now...

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February 7, 2021

Love Others as Yourself

One of my friends in high school suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. I tried to reassure my friend that I would always be there for support and encouragement, which my...

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February 6, 2021


I recently began a new hobby: candle making. In my first class, I made a candle by layering different shades of blue. I had to wait for the first layer to...

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February 5, 2021

Risky Love

As I got home with a car full of groceries, my buddies — a pair of four-foot-tall sandhill cranes who wander the neighborhood — foraged in the yard. I sang out,...

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February 4, 2021

God’s Voice

Our home is located next to a park where I often walk with my young daughter in the early spring. When the birds begin their spring migration, the park is filled...

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February 3, 2021

God’s Comfort

“I have difficult news for you,” said the doctor. “You have cancer.” Shock and fear washed over me. Then came heartbreak and tears. Thus began the endless rounds of scans, medical...

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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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