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September 11, 2023

Finding Christ

On September 11, 2001, my husband, Brian, shook me awake when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. After we watched the second plane crash into the South Tower, just...

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September 10, 2023

Caretakers of Creation

I panicked when I saw my five-year-old daughter lying face down in the dirt. As I ran toward her, I yelled, “Katie! Are you okay?” She looked up and calmly replied,...

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September 9, 2023

Ordinary People

I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, so I first learned about the Bible through Christian comics. David and Goliath, Noah and the ark, Jonah and the fish — these men...

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September 8, 2023

Unexpected Generosity

Several years ago, I was employed in a school administration office. One day I had only enough money for my commute to the office. Because I had no money to buy...

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September 7, 2023

The Fire

I was six years old and sleeping soundly when I was shaken awake and yanked out of bed by my panic-stricken mother who was saying, “There’s a fire.” Her trembling hands...

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September 6, 2023

Embracing Obstacles

For years I viewed health issues, career setbacks, and other difficulties as frustrating interruptions to the life I wanted. Every time I overcame a tough situation, another one sprang up, slowing...

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September 5, 2023

Shaped by Christ

Clad in his favorite work gloves, my husband’s strong hands have dug gardens, shoveled snow, and fixed cars. The worn leather gloves are permanently curved in the shape of his hands....

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September 4, 2023

A Morning Song

Years ago, I worked at night. It was a hectic life. I took my two children to and from school and then to sports or after-school activities. I seldom slept well;...

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September 3, 2023

Wasting Time

I’d say that I manage my time well, so it startled me recently to discover I’d wasted an entire week! I couldn’t believe it, but there it was on my cellphone...

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September 2, 2023

The One I Trust

While I was doing yard work around my home, I began pulling weeds. As I reached for the last patch of weeds, I noticed a coiled snake. I quickly retracted my...

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