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November 26, 2022

Lessons from a Storm

The morning after a hurricane moved through the southern United States, I ventured out to my back porch to check on my plants. With lights turning off and on as the...

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November 25, 2022

Healing through Christ

As I write this, I am 11 months into my journey to sobriety. It has been a difficult pathway with many challenges, but I am encouraged by Philippians 4:13. These words...

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November 24, 2022

Ever Thankful

My daughter loves to decorate for Thanksgiving. Each year, she fills our dining room with string lights, decorative turkeys, and fall foliage. One year she started a new tradition of taking...

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November 23, 2022

The Forgotten Bike

As I hurried by, I saw that the bike was still there — small, pink and white, probably once a girl’s greatest treasure. Now it sat unsecured and forgotten, strangely out...

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November 22, 2022


As I read again the parable of the mustard seed this morning, I am reminded of the time I spent in my garden last week planting seeds. The peppermint seeds were...

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November 21, 2022

God’s Faithfulness

There’s nothing quite like a sunrise. The beautiful rays of light bursting over the trees seem to call out, “Wake up! It’s time to start the day!” Recently, beautiful snow blanketed...

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November 20, 2022

Honest Emotions

There are times when I wake up discouraged. There is no particular reason for me to feel this way, but nonetheless the feeling is overwhelmingly there. I struggle to find motivation...

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November 19, 2022


One of the benefits of my employment as a professor at a public university is the free tuition for children of employees. My daughter decided to enroll at this university and...

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November 18, 2022

Even When

The following was written on a wall during the Holocaust by an unknown author: “I believe in the sun even when it is not shining, I believe in love even when...

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November 17, 2022

The Good Shepherd

When I was a child, the parable of the lost sheep was my favorite. I often asked my parents to tell it to me at bedtime. I found the story thrilling...

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