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July 22, 2020

Coming Near to God

I clutched my side and felt a pulsating sensation in my throat. With each labored breath, my chest heaved up and down. I had finished my first 5K run, just before...

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July 21, 2020

Sharing Prayer

Late one evening, my husband became very ill and started bleeding. We rushed him to the hospital. After our very long wait, my husband was finally admitted for further treatment. On...

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July 20, 2020

“When You’re Smiling”

From 4:00 to 6:00 each morning I spend time in prayer and devotion. I find it the best time to engage in conversation with God, praising and thanking God for each...

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July 19, 2020

A Lesson in Forgiveness

Years ago, I taught a ninth-grade Sunday school class. One Sunday, after a particularly trying week, I walked into the classroom to find paper streamers hanging from the light fixtures, chairs...

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July 18, 2020

A Christian Legacy

One day while cooking yet another big meal in our family kitchen, I sighed and asked aloud, “What will others remember most about me when I’m gone — the cooking or...

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July 17, 2020

Sleep in Peace

One night when my younger brother and I were kids, he had a nightmare. I gave him a hug and asked him to go back to sleep. But he said the...

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July 16, 2020

A Good Deed

Our senior ministry group has added a new line to the above verse: “We were stranded and you rescued us.” On a trip to Jackson, Georgia, our bus experienced transmission trouble....

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July 15, 2020

Just As I Am

Most of my religious friends seem to think that religious people should fit a particular mold. I am outgoing and inquisitive, and my friends don’t think I should behave that way....

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July 14, 2020

A Single Red Feather

As predicted, the severe thunderstorms had blown through our area with a vengeance; but now the sun shone more radiantly than usual. Yet I felt as broken as the tree limbs...

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July 13, 2020

Unconventional Places

Strip clubs aren’t places you would typically expect a church group to go in search of friends. But for years, my friend Tonya and other women from her church went there...

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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”

 On September 19th, attend Emmaus Ministries International Virtual Gathering.