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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


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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October 28, 2016

Directional Arrows

With sunrise an hour away, my friend and I had the 
responsibility of marking the 5K course for the walkers and runners participating in the race sponsored by two neighborhood churches....

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October 27, 2016

Unmistaken Identity

One Sunday the cashier at a local store was smiling at me broadly as she totaled my bill. As she handed me my receipt, she said, “Have a great day, John!”...

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October 26, 2016

Pestering God

“Oh please, Mommy! Please! Oh please!” I said. When I was a child and wanted my mother to say yes, I pestered her constantly. She often told me to stop begging,...

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October 25, 2016

Never Forgotten

While walking along the lakeside of our local county park, taking photos of the beautiful landscape, and enjoying the sunshine and warm breezes, I noticed something lying in the dirt. It...

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October 24, 2016

The Joy of Obedience

Recently, I saw a student rocking his chair in class. I 
reminded him that another student had fallen while rocking his chair and had needed to go to the hospital for...

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October 23, 2016

Power of a Psalm

During our son Paul’s training as a cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy, he and the other cadets were tested to their limits. As his parents, Betty and I supported...

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