Wednesday, July 28 2021 - 8:47 AM

Rich DuBose

is director of Church Support Services for the Pacific Union Conference.

On the Road

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Dear God: For the last two weeks, I’ve been on the road on business, away from my immediate family. Sometimes it gets lonely. Thank you …

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A Difficult Truth

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When bad things happen, we pray for instant relief, deliverance and resolution. But notice Jesus’ personal response to impending trauma. “We must allow the story of …

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The Sound of Silence

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Did you know that silence can be loud? Really loud? Sometimes it is what’s not said that speaks the loudest. “The chief priests went on …

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What is Your Focus?

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The two disciples walking the road to Emmaus were so overwhelmed with their loss of Jesus that they didn’t recognize that the “stranger” who joined …

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Freedom to Believe

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Dear God: Thank you for the freedoms we enjoy in our country. Here in the U.S., it’s easy to take for granted the fact that …

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The Struggle

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Are we supposed to have to struggle to understand what God wants us to know? Yes! There is no such thing as easy knowledge, especially …

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The Kingdom Manifesto

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Many claim to be followers of Jesus. “We’re Christian,” they say. But do they realize what that means? Here is Luke’s most concentrated summary of …

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Contrarian People

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How do we define a person who is against what everyone else is for? How do we describe their contrariness? “Someone who automatically tends to …

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Contemporary Pioneers

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Sometimes we’re tempted to think that the glory days of pioneers exploring new frontiers is a thing of the past. After all, when was the …

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