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April 18, 2021

Let It Happen

I was excited to attend a conference in California. While praying about the trip, I sensed God preparing me to share the gospel with a passenger on my flight. My seatmate...

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April 17, 2021

Grace and Comfort

I remember the day in 2008 when my dad lost his company to bankruptcy. All I could hear was the frustration in my dad’s voice, but eight-year-old me didn’t really understand...

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April 16, 2021

Noble Work

Recently some local high school students were returning home from a math competition when the brakes went out on their bus. The driver took her foot off the accelerator and slowly...

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April 15, 2021

God’s Faithfulness

I remember the indescribable emotion I felt the first time I heard the heartbeat of my soon-to-be-born daughter. The next day, I accompanied my wife to the doctor’s office for a...

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April 14, 2021

Love and Protection

In 2016, my husband and I took our two teenage granddaughters on a trip to Alaska. As we settled into our seats for the first leg of our flight there, I...

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April 13, 2021

Enthusiastic Response

A young family walked to the chancel for an infant baptism as our congregation waited expectantly. Two parents, their infant son, and their four-year-old daughter, Sydney, gathered around the baptismal font....

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April 12, 2021

Family Time

In Mark chapter 3, Jesus’ family members were looking for him when he was among the people, teaching them the word of God. When Jesus heard that his family members were...

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April 11, 2021

Without Envy

My friend Emily suffers from cystic fibrosis, a degenerative lung disease. She often wheezes and has labored breathing, and she periodically sees a specialist to determine if she is a candidate...

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April 10, 2021


When I take a morning run in the summer, I pass a field with row after row of sunflowers. It is a breathtaking sight. One overcast morning, I noticed that every...

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April 9, 2021

Spiritual Food

I’ve always considered reading to be spiritual food and a daily treat. Early in my life it became not only a treat but a tool to build up my inner strength....

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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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