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April 24, 2018

Standing in Confidence

In today’s reading, the battle lines were drawn. For the Israelites the stakes were high; their freedom was the prize. The Philistines stood confidently with Goliath leading them. The Israelites were...

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April 23, 2018

Our Guidebook

One autumn, my husband and I hiked beneath Diamond Head crater in Hawaii. It was a strenuous climb filled with pitch-black tunnels, a spiral staircase, other steep stairs, and a tight...

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April 22, 2018

Looking Forward

Sometimes I find myself complaining about the aches and pains of old age and reminiscing about the “good old days.” In today’s reading, we meet Anna, an elderly widow who did...

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April 21, 2018

Chorus of Praise

I love the early morning when it is still dark but the pale light of dawn is beginning to show. I rise early and then I listen for the soft, lonely...

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April 20, 2018

A Two-Year-Old’s Plea

I enjoy babysitting my granddaughter, Molly. But recently she had a fever and didn’t feel well. An unhappy, sick two-year-old can be a challenge. Yet Molly has taught me a lesson...

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April 19, 2018

Under Construction

Our home has been under construction for quite some time now. We have taken down walls and ceilings. But many of the changes have been internal improvements that do not show,...

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April 18, 2018

Called by Name

The day’s news brought another image of refugees. I had seen many scenes of distraught people huddled together on their perilous sea journey or their long march to safety and new...

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April 17, 2018

Every Good Thing

Over the years, my neighborhood has become home to a rather large stray-cat population. Several of us within the community provide clean drinking water and fresh food for these cats daily...

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April 16, 2018

Through the Father’s Eyes

Nine years ago when I held my first-born child, Melina, for the first time, I knew I had what had been missing in my life. I knew that there in that...

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Discovery Weekend Changed Me and Our Church.

"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).