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A Piece of Bread

I was sitting in my car in a convenience store parking lot nibbling on a biscuit that I had bought for lunch. The morning had been busy and full of errands and the afternoon looked like it would be even busier still. It was one of those days that we often get in...

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My Back-up Alarm

Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! I sat up groggily as my alarm went off. The bedroom was still dark and I fumbled for the alarm clock and switched it off. My body and mind just weren’t ready to get up yet. I groaned, laid back down, put my head on my pillow, and closed my...

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A Million Acts of Love

It was the first day of 4-H camp. I was 10 years old and in the middle of a fist fight with another boy my age. I can no longer remember what the fight was even about, but I do remember that it wasn’t going very well for me. I was fortunate then when the camp...

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I was blowing the dust off of some of my Grandma’s old photo albums the other day and looking at pictures of that little boy I used to be. One in particular caught my eye. I was smiling, sitting in a corner chair by an old bookcase, hugging my best friend in the whole...

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DIVINE Appointments

Philip was instructed by God to go to a certain place at a certain time, and when he arrived, there just "happened" to be an Ethiopian official on that same road, an Ethiopian with lots of questions about Scripture. A chance meeting? Hardly. Truly a divine...

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Circle of Love

It was over 20 years ago. I was holding my baby son in my arms while my two other children played under a big tree in the front yard of an old house. The house was also a local food bank and I was watching my children while my wife went in. I had been laid off work...

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