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June 5, 2020

The Right Road

I was alone in my car driving home at night when suddenly I wound up in a location I did not recognize. I had taken the wrong road and was in...

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June 4, 2020

Letting Go

Shortly after I was born, my mother fell ill. Her doctor prescribed potent medication that severely impaired Mom’s ability to focus. But this didn’t stop her from sharing Christ with me,...

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June 3, 2020

Words and Actions

When I married Bill, classical was not on my list of musical genres I wanted to listen to. But it was Bill’s favorite. When a classical radio station began broadcasting in...

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June 2, 2020

Heavy Cost

Recently my son required corrective surgery for which the surgeon had to break his jaw in seven places. We knew the surgery was needed, but that only slightly reduced the stress....

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June 1, 2020

“I Am Still Here”

My husband and I needed some work done on our home, so we selected a repairman to do the job. When the man came to the house, he proved to be...

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May 31, 2020

Ourselves or Others?

I was teaching English as a Second Language to college-age students who were preparing to enter a university in the U.S. One day the class was learning to use the reflexive...

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May 30, 2020

Best for Us

Drinking soft drinks or juice in my young nephew’s presence will likely cause him to cry because he wants the drink and is not allowed to consume too much sugar. One...

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May 29, 2020

Distracting Pride

During my first backpacking trip, I wasn’t far into the trek up the mountain before I realized that I had grossly overpacked. As I struggled, I saw a member from our...

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May 28, 2020

God’s Love Endures

It started with a twinge of pain in my leg, but the little twinges soon became greater and steadily intensified. Two years later, while I was sitting in my seventh-grade math...

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May 27, 2020

A Change of Heart

At our farewell luncheon celebrating my first five years of ministry in the United States, the group was surprised when George spoke. He was a retired businessman who had always sat...

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