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His Love for Us

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John sums up all that can be said about God with a word that has many facets and meanings—love! “Anyone who loves is a child …

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Christmas Cactus People

Christmas cactus plant

My mother always owned a Christmas cactus. It was often tucked away in a cool spare bedroom during the fall, thus nurtured for blooming. So …

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Wait Patiently

“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for …

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The Sin of Hurry

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One morning, I got caught hurrying again. I was on my way to coach our college football team. As usual, I’d tried to cram too …

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In His Time

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Patience is not one of those virtues that people are dying to display. Usually, we want more noble virtues such as love, peace, or wisdom. …

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Patient, Easy and Light

Reminiscent of grandma doing 50 in the fast-people-only lane, my slow-pokiness in all things spiritual has frustrated me for as long as I can remember. …

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Encounter with My Student

Seasoned by years of experience, I’d had my share of memorable teaching encounters but none quite matched this one. It began in a routine manner: …

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No Fair

Before my sophomore year in college, I managed to get a job at the Puyallup Fair, a popular event in the Puget Sound area. I …

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A New Language

“Will that be all?” Smiling, I motioned toward the plate of food. Without glancing up, the older gentleman rummaged through his worn wallet. I sat …

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