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May 1, 2020

More than We Asked

Prostate cancer had metastasized to the bones throughout my husband’s body. The next morning, my first thought was, Earle is dying, and nothing is ever going to be all right again....

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April 30, 2020

Aging with Grace

Recently I turned 73. During the previous year, I had begun to feel life shifting. My body was aging — my strength, energy, and endurance lessening. I had to give up...

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April 29, 2020

Open My Eyes

When Jesus was passing by, the two blind men sitting by the road cried out to him. When Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” (NIV) they...

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April 28, 2020

Trust during Healing

I recently had two operations just six weeks apart to remove large kidney stones from both my kidneys. Following each operation I bemoaned the days I lost, unable to focus at...

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April 27, 2020

The Finish Line

My son loves to run. He spends hours and hours after school running in our rural community — across miles of terrain that changes from asphalt streets to roughly packed gravel...

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April 26, 2020

Never Alone

My father showed symptoms that made us fear he had suffered a stroke. I suddenly had a terrifying thought: What if my father died? I felt that my life would be...

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April 25, 2020

Safely Home

On the way home while on a walk, I became disoriented and got lost. Because I am blind, I relied on the position of the sun and on cardinal directions from...

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April 24, 2020

Terminal

It had been two years since I’d heard the oncologist describe my painful cancer as incurable. I felt as if I were riding on prayers as my friends, family, and church...

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April 23, 2020

Changing My Prayer

The story of Naaman — a leper — reminds me of myself years ago. When I was a young adult I had some problems with my father. For years I prayed...

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April 22, 2020

Not About Us

Most of us have probably heard the saying “Be good, and I’ll give you a treat.” Sometimes we think about God in much the same way — that God will give...

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