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May 22, 2017

A Time To Wait

As I worried recently about the results of medical tests, I thought of all the occasions in my life that have required waiting. I have waited for a spouse to return...

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May 21, 2017

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Early one morning while watering my plants on my porch I noticed that my favorite hanging plant was wilting. The blossoms were beginning to fade. I had only a little water...

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May 20, 2017

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May 19, 2017

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I woke up one morning, singing a song that my classmates and I sang many years before at our preschool graduation ceremony. The song emphasized the importance of praying in the...

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May 18, 2017

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My mother died on Mother’s Day — the day she and I usually celebrated by remembering when she gave birth to me and heard my first breath. But on that Mother’s...

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May 17, 2017

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May 16, 2017

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I spent one summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan planning and leading children’s activities. Before I arrived I imagined that the other staff members would be friendly, that the children...

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May 15, 2017

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One of my favorite places to study the Bible and to spend my devotional time is in the room adjoining our kitchen, near a fireplace and lots of windows. In this...

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May 14, 2017

Seeds of Faith

My parents were of Armenian heritage. My mother’s name was Zabel, or Isabel. I give thanks to God for my parents and their legacy of family prayer. I remember with fondness...

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May 13, 2017

No One to Help

It was the Sabbath. Jesus and the disciples were in Jerusalem when they encountered a number of people who were blind, sick, and lame waiting by the pool of Bethesda. These...

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