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May 26, 2017

What’s Next?

Moses was rescued as an infant and grew up in the palace of the great Pharaoh, receiving all the privileges of royalty. But then, in a terrible, misguided attempt at justice,...

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May 25, 2017

What Does a Neighbor Do?

When I visit urban areas near my home, I am alarmed at the large number of men, women, and sometimes even children sleeping on sidewalks and in other open areas. Then...

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May 24, 2017

My Daughter’s Example

One day, my young daughter came home from school and told me, “My best friend is going to throw a birthday party, and she has already given out the invitations.” I...

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May 23, 2017

No Regrets

While doing some spring cleaning, I came across a dust-covered bag. I expected it to be filled with useless old papers. Instead I was surprised to find old letters, cards, and...

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May 22, 2017

A Time To Wait

As I worried recently about the results of medical tests, I thought of all the occasions in my life that have required waiting. I have waited for a spouse to return...

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May 21, 2017

Small Deeds

Early one morning while watering my plants on my porch I noticed that my favorite hanging plant was wilting. The blossoms were beginning to fade. I had only a little water...

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May 20, 2017

Excuses, Excuses

I have flaws, and all too often I discover something new that I cannot do well. My typical response is to spend my free time lying in bed watching TV. I...

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May 19, 2017

Keep Your Heart in Tune

I woke up one morning, singing a song that my classmates and I sang many years before at our preschool graduation ceremony. The song emphasized the importance of praying in the...

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May 18, 2017

A Mother’s Gift

My mother died on Mother’s Day — the day she and I usually celebrated by remembering when she gave birth to me and heard my first breath. But on that Mother’s...

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May 17, 2017

The Ice Cream Man

When I was around six or seven the ice cream man would come in his white truck with the chimes ringing out — a signal for the children to come with...

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An Anchor to Hold

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