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February 19, 2017

Never Off Duty

Recently I met my son, James, for lunch. To my surprise, he insisted on paying for my meal, saying, “Give the money to someone who really needs it.” After lunch we...

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February 18, 2017

Blessed Assurance

My good friend Glenn had been diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. As I drove to visit him, I wondered how the visit would go. I have made other...

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February 17, 2017

God’s Gifts

My sister, Bev, is a retired English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and I am a retired nurse. We have recently 
become involved in meeting the needs of refugees. Trying...

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February 16, 2017

God is Watching

Thirteen years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I was only 52 and in good health. This brain stem stroke left me totally paralyzed from the neck down, without the ability...

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February 15, 2017

Eternal Light

Honey bees navigate by the position of the sun. I thought of this while sitting in our tent one night, watching a trapped bee trying to get back to its hive...

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February 14, 2017

body of Christ

One evening, my wife and I were sitting in a concert hall listening to nice music. Suddenly, my cell phone rang, and I saw that it was my daughter calling. The...

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February 13, 2017

Faith Without Fanfare

When I was a young girl, I thought God lived at our church. Our family resided on Eton Way, and I believed that God made a home in a brown building...

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February 12, 2017

Leaving the Past Behind

I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to...

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February 11, 2017

Sleeping in Peace

Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who...

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February 10, 2017

Staying Connected

I was responsible for maintaining a large aquarium at 
our church. Recently, because of a busy schedule, I became negligent in the regular care of the fish. Many of them had...

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The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.