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Latest Devotionals

November 22, 2021

The Narrow Path

Our village is crisscrossed by winding paths between the houses. Walls seven feet high protect the paths. I enjoy turning from the road through the narrow entrance onto the path because...

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November 21, 2021

Waiting for God

My grandchildren live a continent away. When we are planning a visit, waiting to be reunited can seem to take an eternity for all of us. My daughter helps the children...

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November 20, 2021

A Sense of Urgency

Recently, my wife and I pulled into a restaurant parking lot and noticed that a vehicle backing out had something on the rear bumper. As we got closer, I could see...

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November 19, 2021

Trusting God

I had applied for a professional course at my university, but my name wasn’t on the first provisional list of candidates chosen. When I saw this, I became anxious and blamed...

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November 18, 2021

Strength and Peace

On Friday, July 28, 2017, my wife Lisa and I were shocked to hear my physician say, “I think you have ALS.” I don’t remember much after those words except for...

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November 17, 2021

Our Noisy World

From the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep, we’re bombarded with noise. The alarm clock begins the cacophony, giving way to the morning news, the honking...

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November 16, 2021

God Can

When a women’s retreat committee asked me to speak to them, God urged me to share my struggle with depression and how God brought people into my life in answer to...

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November 15, 2021

Greater Love

In the summer of 2018, I spent a week backpacking in Colorado with my discipleship group. We hiked over 40 miles to reach a mountain that we would summit the final...

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November 14, 2021

God Healed My Heart

My left knee throbbed, the spot between my shoulder blades ached, and my thumb joints screamed at me. Arthritis and fibromyalgia were causing me great pain. For a while I was...

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November 13, 2021

Unconditional Love

My husband and I have five children. Raising them brought quite a few challenges. One son in particular went through a very difficult period from the age of 15 into adulthood....

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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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