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November 17, 2016

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I was traveling by bus when a well-dressed young man stood up and started talking about a new herbal product. He was moving from the front of the bus to the...

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November 16, 2016

When There Are No Words

“I can’t imagine how you must feel.” The grief my friend experienced when her husband died was palpable, but I 
realized there was nothing I could say to make it better....

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November 15, 2016

Expectant Prayer

A friend was telling me about a Christian concert at which she was going to sing. She and others had spent long hours organizing and practicing for the event. Worry began...

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November 14, 2016

Planting the Seed

Since I have a great love and zeal to minister to young gang members, I decided to visit an area where I knew I would find one of the most notorious...

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November 13, 2016

The Stoning of Stephen

When I read the story of how Stephen was cast out of the city and stoned to death because of false testimony brought against him, I often wonder how he could...

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November 12, 2016

God Provides

When I was in college I had very little money. One Sunday morning I used some of what I had to get to church. While I was in church I felt...

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November 11, 2016

Never Thirst Again

On a day trip, we stopped in a small village. Our children asked why we were there. “Let’s go get a drink,” we said. They thought we would buy soft drinks...

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November 10, 2016

Held Up to the Light

Recently I came across a pile of vintage tablecloths that I had collected over the past several years. A cherry-print tablecloth caught my eye. As I unfolded it and ran my...

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November 9, 2016

24/7

A friend asked me, “What have you learned about God that you didn’t expect to learn?” After taking some time for reflection, I replied that when I first accepted Christ I...

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November 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes

I love weddings. I am sometimes asked to arrange the flowers or make bouquets for the event, so I am often one of the many busy people behind the scenes. People...

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