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January 23, 2017

Trusting God 
through Transition

When I moved to the bustling metropolis of Istanbul, a city of more than 15 million people, God seemed distant and unconcerned. My wife, our two children, and I had moved...

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January 22, 2017

Seeing the Potential

The plant had only two puny leaves sticking out of a dirty clay pot. When one of the rummage-sale workers asked me, “Will you take it?” my first thought was, Another...

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January 21, 2017

Storms of Life

The day was stormy. Lightning flashed all around. The wind howled, the rain fell, and tornadoes threatened. At the radio station in Athens, Georgia, where I worked during college, the owner...

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January 20, 2017

The Benefit of the Present

On a Friday afternoon, I was driving along Interstate 95 outside of Washington, D.C., when I came upon a flashing alert sign that read: “Traffic ahead next 2 miles.” I thought,...

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January 19, 2017

Broken

When an item breaks, I have three responses: 1) I’m 
unhappy; 2) I’m frustrated; 3) I’m challenged to fix it. The first two responses rarely last long. In a short time,...

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January 18, 2017

Not Giving Up

Some months ago I joined my local church’s prayer shawl ministry and began knitting and crocheting with a group of women. In the early stages of my work with the group,...

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January 17, 2017

Miracles Happen

My six-year-old son, Sabalo, had been diagnosed with a tumor. After many medical examinations, including two 
biopsies, we learned that the tumor was growing and could not be successfully radiated. Five...

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January 16, 2017

Journals of Praise

Several years ago, I began incorporating journaling into my devotional time. I had always written my requests and the desires of my heart — my cries to Jesus — in blue...

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January 15, 2017

More Than a Building

Through the years, I have attended church and Sunday school in many different places: tents, a large home, a movie theater, a former army Quonset hut, refurbished army barracks, an elementary...

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January 14, 2017

Guide My Journey

My family enjoys road trips. As I plan each one, my goal is to determine the best route and clearest directions. My car is equipped with technology that provides these answers....

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You are invited . . .

Join us on March 1 in observing the World Day of Prayer. Wherever your desire for prayer begins, we invite you to join with persons around the world for an intentional Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1, 2019.