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November 30, 2016

Healing Prayer

Three-and-a-half hours had elapsed as my sister’s friends and family waited in the crowded hospital lounge. We were relieved when the physician made her way toward us. With concern in her...

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November 29, 2016

Showing Love

As I was walking home, I saw three young girls who looked confused. They asked me, “Sister, do you want to cross the road?” I replied, “Oh, no, I’m waiting for...

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November 28, 2016

“Please, Lord, Fill Me”

As a former water-utilities instructor traveling throughout West Texas, I’ve seen drought many times — up close and 
personal. To me, drought is scarier than almost any other 
natural disaster. When...

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November 27, 2016

The Power of Jesus

In today’s reading, we find a man confronted with 
bad news: he has been struck by a painful and incurable 
disease. The effects of 
leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) are 

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November 26, 2016

Trusting God

My father was a pastor in another state and truly devoted to the church. He had diabetes and was insulin dependent. One day, after visiting him, I prayed that God would...

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November 25, 2016

Freedom to Choose

Every day we are required to make choices: when to 
get up, what to eat, how to approach the day. Many of 
our choices are major 
decisions about what road we...

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November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Every Day

In my country we celebrate a day of thanksgiving each 
year. I wonder how many people stop to consider why they celebrate. Does a day of thanksgiving cause us to pause...

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November 23, 2016

Hungry and Thirsty

“Come on, boys; dinner’s ready!” My daughter called her two young sons to the table. James came running and sat down, looking to see what delicious food his mother had prepared....

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November 22, 2016

Letting Go

As I pulled up my once-beautiful periwinkles, now lifeless after a recent freeze, it dawned on me that I wasn’t just getting rid of the old plants; I was making room...

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November 21, 2016

Helping Hand

My great-grandniece, María Camila, started walking at 
the age of ten months. To hone this new skill and feel more secure, she would hold on to someone’s hand. Because she was...

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"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .