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May 26, 2024

Observing Ospreys

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May 25, 2024

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May 24, 2024

Patience and Perseverance

After completing my secondary-level education, I was unable to meet the requirement for college courses. After being at home for a year, a distant cousin told me I could find work...

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May 23, 2024

Staying Rooted

One summer, I planted a young tomato plant and placed a cage around it for protection. But the following morning, I found that deer had eaten all its leaves. It stood...

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May 22, 2024

Sabbath Rest

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May 21, 2024

Like a Bird

When I suddenly became unemployed, I had no source of income and no immediate prospects. I watched my savings shrink and my dreams disappear. I sank into overwhelming debt. I would...

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May 20, 2024

Hands and Feet

Scripture tells us that we are to be the hands and feet of Christ. In the parable of the good Samaritan, who cared for a stranger alongside the road, Jesus shows...

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May 19, 2024

Our Advocate

As I was reading about this verse in a Bible commentary, the word advocate jumped off the page. My mind went to the definition of a special education advocate. This type...

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May 18, 2024

The True and Safe Path

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