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February 5, 2023

Carefully Shaped

My neighbor has a beautiful tree, a spreading green canopy with a gentle shape. Its loveliness is no surprise because my neighbor is fully dedicated to caring for and shaping her...

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February 4, 2023

Carrying a Heavy Load

I phoned a friend whose husband suffers from multiple sclerosis. She herself does not enjoy the best of health. “How are you today?” I asked. “Well,” she replied, “it’s like I’m...

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February 3, 2023

Rod and Staff

Despite experiencing severe vision loss in childhood, I enjoyed hiking in the Southern Rockies with my family. Some parts of the trail were scary because I couldn’t judge drop-off distances when...

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February 2, 2023

Source of Light

On a clear night I took our dog outside. The sky was beautiful. I often feel a sense of awe for God’s creation, particularly when many stars and planets are visible...

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February 1, 2023

Remembering Promises

I graduated from high school in June 2019 with nearly perfect grades. I hoped to attend law school at a prestigious university in Zimbabwe, but that didn’t happen. I applied to...

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January 31, 2023

Follow in His Footsteps

I live near the ocean, and I love to walk on the beach. Experiencing the changing seasons and feeling the sand go from frozen and snowy to scorching hot causes me...

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January 30, 2023

Free from Fear

I cried for the first five years of my daughter’s life. She had been alive for only eight months when she was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized...

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January 29, 2023

Joy in Sacrifice

In the summer of 2011, I was in Singapore for what I thought would be a short trip to renew my visa before returning to my mission field in northern India....

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January 28, 2023

My Focus

Some days everything seems wrong, and everywhere I go appears dismal. I notice dirt on the floor, smudges on the windowpanes, a new gray hair, and an endless list of stressors....

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