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November 7, 2016

I am who I am

A dear family member recently suffered an infirmity 
that left her practically incapacitated. Friends and family members flooded her with questions about the hows and whats of her condition. After wrestling...

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November 6, 2016

In the Belly

God told Jonah to deliver a warning to the Ninevites. But the Ninevites were Jonah’s enemies, and the last thing he wanted was to preach God’s message to them. So Jonah...

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November 5, 2016

Never Give Up!

During my teaching career I decided to pursue National Board Certification, a rigorous and demanding endorsement. Teachers are allowed only three attempts to pass the certification process. My two young children...

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November 4, 2016

Spider Town

After the rain, the sun shone low across the path as I walked toward my home on a late summer’s morning. This path is bordered by tall close-clipped evergreen hedges, all...

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November 3, 2016

Seasons of Life

Last week I had dinner with a longtime friend. During our conversation, my friend said she realized we are in the autumn of our lives. Initially this made me feel sad,...

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November 2, 2016

Open to God’s Guidance

We were on our way from Nashville, Tennessee, to Camp Sumatanga in Alabama. The beautiful stretch of highway promised smooth driving, until a huge orange sign 
indicated a detour. We took...

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November 1, 2016

Peace in Suffering

In his last days, my father-in-law, Pastor Vicente Barrón, suffered from severe bronchial distress and most of the time had to be connected to a breathing apparatus. His distress became ours...

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October 31, 2016

FROM DEATH TO LIFE

I was taking care of my sister, Josephine, who had a 
terminal condition. For two weeks my duties had included showing her love by listening to her, helping her eat, and...

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October 30, 2016

If Only They Knew

I was driving in the right lane with my foot to the floorboard. The speed limit was 50 mph, but my car would not go any faster than 20 mph. Several...

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October 29, 2016

Giving from the Heart

Forty years ago, when I lived in the United States, I learned about an organization that helped poor children all over the world. But as a single mother of three, I...

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"One Thanksgiving night there was a shooter in my neighborhood . . .

. . . The police were getting the closest families to evacuate. My house was close enough that we could see things happening but far enough away to be safe. The police had told some people to wait in front of our house where it was safe. There was a father and his young son outside our house, and they were getting cold. We invited them to come inside until it was safe. Thankfully, the situation was resolved without anyone getting hurt." Read more from Pockets magazine.