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July 12, 2017


You would expect the Son of God to begin his ministry with a spectacular miracle: raising someone from the dead, multiplying loaves and fishes, or at least walking on the sea....

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July 11, 2017

Letting Go of Life’s 

A hymn titled “The Old Rugged Cross” has this line in its chorus: “I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down.” It is about the...

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July 10, 2017

Faith and Praise

The red light at the intersection seemed to take forever. I sat in my car, fuming impatiently, tapping my fingers on the steering wheel. I had a long list of errands....

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July 9, 2017

Daily Praise

Life can be busy, with endless responsibilities. I get caught up in the chaos and stress of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. By day’s end I am often tense, exhausted, and impatient. Lately,...

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July 8, 2017

Sharing my faith

While I was studying as an exchange student in Japan, I was out of my comfort zone. It was difficult. Once, a friend invited me to a birthday dinner where I...

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July 7, 2017

Strong Roots

My daily walk goes by a lake that has cypress trees along the banks. One day I stopped to look more closely at one of these trees and its large, entangled...

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July 6, 2017

Always Prepared

As kitchen staff, we have a responsibility to keep our workplace clean. Every day before we leave for home, my co-workers and I clean the cooking utensils, scrub the floor, and...

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July 5, 2017

Answer to Prayer

I could smell the paint drying on my latest work as I knelt to pray, “Thank you, God, for inspiring me to do this piece. Now whom do you want me...

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July 4, 2017


I let a friend of mine borrow my horse, Norman. He stayed with her for almost a year. When it was summer again I realized how lonely I was without him....

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July 3, 2017


My recovery from hip surgery includes intensive daily physical therapy to retrain the muscles in my weakened leg. I begin with gentle massage and passive range of motion and then progress...

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An Anchor to Hold

“One of the most pressing spiritual needs of our service men and women is to have a sense of rootedness whether at home or in combat, . . . an anchor to hold on to when everything is going to pieces.” Support The Upper Room Chaplains' Ministry.