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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 is so important for me to take care of myself and follow my doctor’s instructions, my greatest hope comes from God’s faithfulness to me to

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Love Locks

Today’s devotional took place several years ago when I was visiting mission partners in Europe. Reading it again today when my life can feel so unanchored

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Named By God

Today’s devotional is based on the idea that nicknames can be a source of encouragement or a reminder of suffering and failure. What are the

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Art

Betrayed

Today’s devotional comes from the Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. What fascinates me about this painting depicting the aftermath of Jesus’ announcement

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Books

More Books to Consider

When my Crosswalk editor asked writers for submissions on resources addressing racism and racial reconciliation, I agreed to write the article because I had already

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Found On the Edges

Today’s devotional was written after watching a motorcycle demonstration at CityFest Grand Rapids in September 2019. I hope the truth that God sees you even

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Books

A Grace Disguised

In today’s sermon, God’s Quiet Grace, Jim quoted from Jerry Sittser’s book, A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, including this section that

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Eclipse

Do you remember all the excitement surrounding the total eclipse that was visible in West Michigan during summer 2017? That unique experience became the basis

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Response to Current Events

A Word for Today – May 1

Today’s video looks at 2 Corinthians 8, where Paul writes about the power of churches giving to support other churches in times of need. We

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Response to Current Events

A Word for Today – April 16

In today’s video, we address different ways of responding to the pandemic.  I spoke about the comfort from Lamentations 3:19-24 when feeling personally overwhelmed by

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Curtained Off

Again today, if you read the Our Daily Bread booklet you would not have seen one of my devotionals; however, if you have the ODB

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