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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 the physical and psychological damage resulting from loneliness. And, this was even before Covid. Thinking through God’s design for community lead to writing this devotional.

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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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Our Daily Bread

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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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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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Our Daily Bread

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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