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May 11, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron

During this past school year, a colleague and friend approached me and suggested I start a Bible study for teachers. After some thought and prayer, I decided to send an email...

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May 10, 2020

A Room Fully Prepared

Three days before Thanksgiving I was feeling the full effects of my chemotherapy treatments. My mother called, full of excitement that my husband and I were coming home for the holiday....

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May 9, 2020

Grateful Expectation

For a few years, I have had to wait for God to heal my son. Some days my faith has been strong, and I have felt fired up. On others, I...

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May 8, 2020

Chosen

I hurried to the park near my house, excited to try out for the Little League team. After doing drills for a while, we gathered to hear who was chosen to...

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May 7, 2020

Quest for the Queen

A queen bee nestled in her hive can be quite elusive. I’m pretty good at finding hidden objects in a picture game on a page; but as a new beekeeper, I...

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May 6, 2020

A Lenten Challenge

During Lent our pastor challenged the congregation to step out of our comfort zone by faithfully tithing 10 percent, sharing the gospel with others, and helping our community through acts of...

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May 5, 2020

Peace and Comfort

One evening as I was preparing supper for the family, a saucepan full of boiling milk poured out onto my right leg — from my knee down to my foot. I...

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May 4, 2020

Small Acts

As I left the restaurant carrying my box of leftovers, I saw a person lying in my path. As I approached, I leaned over and asked, “Would you like something to...

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May 3, 2020

Resting on a Rock

Once or twice a year, my husband’s uncle would drive from his Indiana home to a northwestern desert. He said he needed to get away from everything and spend some time...

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May 2, 2020

Never Too Late

As part of my pastoral responsibilities at a local hospital, I was called to the bedside of an elderly woman. I found her shouting out in anguish to Jesus and then...

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