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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 21, 2021

“Why does it do that, Daddy?” With pure curiosity the child asks his father for an explanation. Unafraid, and confident. Fully trusting. Do we approach our heavenly Father with the same confidence? When I was younger, approaching God was foreign to me. In my mind, more important people, mostly preachers and missionaries, were first in […]

Have you ever cried all day? Have you ever asked, Why does life have to be so hard? How often do you feel that way? Psalm 126:5 tells us, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with a joyful shouting.” The word sow may remind you of the farmer who sows seeds months before he […]

July 16, 2021

July 9, 2021

If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s change. The changing seasons bring outstanding beauty and fresh opportunity. Technology changes the way we communicate, what we see, and how doctors treat our illnesses. Fashion trends and hairstyles evolve. Our health changes. Our skin reveals the decades with wrinkles and age spots. Family meals change […]

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 […]

July 9, 2021

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