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April 20, 2017

The Gift of Laughter

One Sunday morning I noticed many solemn faces in my congregation. I knew these people well, and many concerns weighed on their hearts. As I invited the children to come forward...

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April 19, 2017

Someone Prayed for Me

Each time I hear the song, “Somebody Prayed for Me,”* I remember a special woman, a servant of God, who prayed for me during a time when I was rebelling against...

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April 18, 2017

God’s Perfect Harmony

For my birthday one year, my daughter, Veronica, gave me a deluxe collection of gospel music. The collection contains nearly everything — classic hymns, artists that my parents grew up listening...

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April 17, 2017

The Best Out of the Worst

Every Easter morning my family would gather at the table to begin our Easter celebration by eating rice bread that our mother baked for us. One Easter morning, my siblings and...

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April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

None of the biblical accounts explains how the Resurrection took place. The Gospel writers say nothing about how the stone was rolled away or what happened to bring Jesus back to...

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April 15, 2017

To Pray is to Change

Last year I was diagnosed with a deadly heart disease. The prognosis was grim, and my sole option was a highly specialized surgery. Fortunately I was selected for a program that...

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April 14, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY

Each year when my husband and I planted corn, we 
marveled as the kernels we planted would grow and become stalks with many ears of corn, each ear with many kernels...

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April 13, 2017

A Secure Grip

When I was young, my family went walking in the forests of Hogsback, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. To get to the top of the slope, we first had...

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April 12, 2017

The Path of Mercy

Many people know the story of the good Samaritan and his compassion for the man who was in crisis. I find it interesting that the verb in today’s quoted verse is...

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April 11, 2017

Testing the Pond

Growing up, my brothers and I loved to skate and play hockey on the frozen pond near our house. Finding out when it was solid enough to skate on was quite...

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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.