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Do you know a woman whose co-workers exclude her? Or you observe her adversaries snickering behind her back? You suspect she might be lonely, and you think you heard her cry in the bathroom when she thought she was alone. Gossip flies through the office like bees swarming from a hive. Are the stories truth […]

October 12, 2021

October 11, 2021

While I was teaching a fifth-grade class, God used Austin to remind me that God would always help me. I was waiting for an important text — one that concerned an issue I’d been praying about for a year. My phone was visible, and I glanced at it when it vibrated. When I read the […]

What are you waiting for? Something to begin or something to end?  In our instant society, we like things done fast. We often consider waiting inconvenient because it tests our patience. We wait for:  •           The right relationship  •           A new job to begin or retirement to come •            Test results  •           Babies to be […]

September 15, 2021

July 9, 2021

Tears puddled upon my Bible as I read 1 John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. “I don’t hate anyone — I strongly dislike!” I said to God. “They deserve to be hated for the terrible things they’ve […]

Picture yourself on a beach at sunrise. Pink, yellow, orange, and purple blend across the sky. The ocean is calm, its surface like shiny glass as the sun’s rays reflect on it. Your eyes look to the never-ending horizon, and you wonder what is on the other side. You glance to your right. People walk […]

July 9, 2021

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