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Anywhere

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

As I flipped through a box of my old wedding photographs, my fingers stopped at a picture of my husband and me, newly christened “Mr. and Mrs.” My dedication to…


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The Art of Forgiveness

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

One afternoon I spent two hours at an art exhibit—The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness—in which all of the pieces were focused on Jesus’s parable of…


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Hurry Not

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.” When two friends repeated that adage by the wise Dallas Willard to me, I knew I needed to consider it. Where was I spinning my wheels, wasting…


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Judging Origins

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

“Where are you from?” We often use that question to get to know someone better. But for many of us, the answer is complicated. Sometimes we don’t want to share…


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Learning to Know God

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mother. I dreamed about getting married, getting pregnant, and holding my baby in my arms for the first…


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Just a Second

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Scientists are pretty fussy about time. At the end of 2016, the folks at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland added an extra second to the year. So if you…


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Reason to Sing

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

When I was thirteen, my school required students to take four exploratory courses, including home economics, art, choir, and woodworking. On my first day in choir, the instructor called each…


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Into Our Storms

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Wind howled, lightning flashed, waves crashed. I thought I was going to die. My grandparents and I were fishing on a lake, but we’d stayed out too long. As the…


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When One Hurts, All Hurt

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

When a coworker called in sick due to extreme pain, everyone at the office was concerned. After a trip to the hospital and a day of bed rest, he returned…


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Faith, Love, and Hope

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

For ten years, my Aunt Kathy cared for her father (my grandfather) in her home. She cooked and cleaned for him when he was independent, and then took on the role…


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How Long?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

In Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, Alice asks, “How long is forever?” The White Rabbit responds, “Sometimes, just one second.”

That’s how time felt when my brother David suddenly died. The…


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Only by Prayer

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

My friend called me late one night during her cancer treatment. Grieved by her uncontrollable sobs, I soon added my own tears and a silent prayer. What am I supposed…


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Leaving a Legacy

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Some years ago our sons and I spent a week on an abandoned backcountry ranch on the Salmon River, Idaho’s “River of No Return.”

One day, exploring the ranch, I came…


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Strength in Suffering

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0000

When eighteen-year-old Sammy received Jesus as Savior, his family rejected him because their tradition was of a different faith. But the Christian community welcomed him, offering encouragement and financial resources for…


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