Friday, December 9 2022 - 10:25 AM

Inspire

Running Forward

girl running

I was never a gifted athlete.  I was one of those kids assigned to a team in elementary school gym class when the options dwindled. …

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Glad to Be Well

man blowing nose

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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I Love Fall

leaves with "fall" written on them

Dear God: What a glorious fall day. The leaves are just turning their beautiful colors—gold, red, yellow, and burgundy. A walk in the woods with …

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Tell Me the Story of Jesus

John Boyd

Pianist John Boyd plays one of his favorite hymns. Boyd says, “I enjoy improvising on hymns. Earlier this summer, KJ Langlais at First Plymouth gave …

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Politics and Jesus

Voting

Most of my Christian friends are Republican. They think the opposition is the devil. They think the only people worth voting for are Christians, regardless …

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Plans and Detours

plane

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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Bless the Waitress

waitress serving table

Dear God: Our waitress is there every Sunday afternoon when we go through the buffet line. “Rony.” And I sometimes think about her life, that …

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Digging Out the Truth

woman bowed in prayer

Can you imagine if everything you focused your mind on today was captured on film and made into a vast collage—hanging out there for all …

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Painful Learning

baby just born

With my first pregnancy and delivery, I got my Ph.D. in pain. Looking back now, what makes me most sad is remembering how innocent I …

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