Friday, February 23 2024 - 1:18 PM

David B. Smith

writes from Southern California.

Death of A Saint

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Dear God: Lord, we’ve experienced a great loss in our church. Dan was such a superb leader, and he served our congregation so effectively. But …

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Easter Joy

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Dear God: Father God, on this wonderful weekend, I want to praise you for your victory at Calvary. Thank you, thank you, thank you for …

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A Break In the Weather

tsunami

Dear God: Our whole state is locked in a deep freeze, Father, and this four-day snowstorm has crippled us all. The roads are piled high …

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Competitive Spirit

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Dear God: Lord, please temper my competitive juices just a little bit. (Okay, a lot.) It’s fun to win and to be the best at …

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Speak Once, Then Act

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Someone once suggested that the best guide to discipline is just four words long: “Speak once, then act.” My cousin Morris Venden once described an …

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Glad to Be Well

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Dear God: It feels so good to be well! Last month, when I had that flu bug for almost a week and was so miserable, …

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Plans and Detours

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Dear God: It is frustrating to have plans change! Our daughter just called, and her incoming flight is two hours late and being routed to …

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