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July 22, 2021

Shifting Shadows

The warmth of the sun lured me to the window. I noticed long shadows stretching across the snow-covered ground from barren trees blocking the light. A breeze rustled the branches and...

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July 21, 2021

Bringing out the Best

As I was quickly making lunch, the delicious scent of pumpkin soup filled my nose. I had added chicken, seasonings, and some vegetables. But when I uncovered the pot and took...

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July 20, 2021

Always Joyful

I am originally from Gujarat, India. One of my greatest blessings is that all my children received good educations and now have settled in Australia and the U.S. I have been...

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July 19, 2021

Beyond the Galaxies

Have you ever gazed at the endless expanse of stars and felt small? It is hard to grasp the size of our own solar system, much less the Milky Way galaxy....

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July 18, 2021

God Never Forsakes Us

In 2001, a family in our neighborhood suffered a terrible loss. One day a fire broke out in their house. Nobody was at home, but the house was completely destroyed. All...

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July 17, 2021


I’m terrified of drowning, so I’ve avoided water most of my life. Before I turned 40, however, I decided to face my fears and take swimming lessons. My coach knew I...

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July 16, 2021

Lost and Found

A few years ago, my grandparents’ dog, Lady, went missing. They looked everywhere for her, from the fields to the forest to the town and even to the town down the...

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July 15, 2021

Give the Best

When I was interviewed by someone from a TV channel after resigning from my job, a reporter asked me if I felt a sense of loss at leaving my position in...

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July 14, 2021

Patient in Prayer

When I was young, we lived two thousand miles from my paternal grandparents. I was able to see them only a couple of times in their lifetimes. They had little money,...

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July 13, 2021

A Small Thing

I heard a beautiful song on the radio years ago that I immediately loved. I only heard it once, but it has stuck with me. Many times since I heard it,...

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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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