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The Way of Faith

The shocking outcome of the 2017 World Cup qualifying soccer match between the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago inspired today’s devotional. The Soca Warriors beat the U.S. Men’s National Team, a team ranked 56 places higher, eliminating the U.S. team from the 2018 World Cup. All is well, Lisa

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A Remarkable Life

Today’s devotional reflects on the remarkable life of Catherine Hamlin, an Australian surgeon who lived most of her life in Ethiopia treating women who suffered

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Pursued by Love

In my attempt to grow in appreciation of poetry, I have been reading both classic and contemporary poems. As part of this endeavor, I read

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Anchored in Truth

Living in an old house means it has a lot of character and needs a lot of love. A conversation with a builder, along with

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Easter

He is Not Here

On the days leading up to Easter, I often think about to visits to the Garden Tomb, a lovely garden outside the city gates in

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Art

Simon of Cyrene

Today’s entry in “The Greatest Love” Easter devotional was inspired after viewing the beautiful artwork “Simon of Cyrene” by contemporary artist Egbert Modderman. In addition

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Our Daily Bread

It’s Jesus!

If you need a little something to put a smile on your face today, spend just a few minutes watching Heavenly Joy.  Today’s devotional was inspired

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Never Alone

In January 2018, I read an article about the staggering increase in loneliness. I was really struck by the concerning concern among health professionals about

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Crosswalk

Images of God’s Love

Frustrated by somewhat shallow images of love in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I was needing something more meaningful. I was drawn to

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A Mighty Stream

A highlight of a family trip to Washington DC several years ago was a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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God Hears Her

Successes and Sorrows

“When we acknowledge God, we remember His presence in both the successes and sorrows, whether big or small, of our lives.” —Lisa Samra    

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Sound the Trumpets

Today’s devotional reminds us that if we will “sound the trumpets,” or call out to God for help, He always responds to the prayers of

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A Father’s Prayer

Growing up in Texas, country music was the soundtrack of life. I still enjoy listening to (some) country music and one of my favorite artists

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The Sweetest Harvest

The picture of Israel in Isaiah 5 explored in today’s devotional is a humbling reminder to me of the areas of my life where I

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Choosing Hope

In today’s devotional, I write about my experience with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) because of the long, dark winters in Michigan. While I’ve learned it

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