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The Courage to Tell Our Stories

I love baptism Sunday.  This article reflects on the courage of men and women who’d recently shared their stories before baptism and how we all need the same courage for everyday conversations. All is well, Lisa

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Our Daily Bread

Faithful in Prayer

Malcolm Cloutt was faithful in prayer. In his lifetime, Cloutt kept a record of each person he had given a bible, which numbered more than

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Christian Life

Every Moment Holy

When I wrote this devotional there was only one volume in the Every Moment Holy series. The third volume comes out this fall and I’ve

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Our Daily Bread

God’s Mighty Power

I was captivated when I read a news article about how the mighty Mississippi actually reversed course for several hours as a result of the

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Our Daily Bread

Live in Freedom

June 19, 2023 is the third year that the U.S. government officially recognized Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the date in 1865 that slaves in

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Art

Painted In

Viewing art used to feel like a marathon. I needed good running shoes on my early visits to art museums as I raced through the

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Our Daily Bread

Loving Leadership

Happy Mother’s Day! Today’s devotional was inspired by the viral video of a mama bear attempting to get her four cubs across the street (the

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Art

Drops of Red

I first saw one of van Gogh’s olive trees paintings more than 30 years ago and I’m still entranced by them. A reproduction of one

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Lent

Perfect Sacrifice

As we begin Holy Week, I am reminded that Jesus fulfilled the entire law so that when he died on a cross he could open

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Books

Known by God

I am delighted to announce that Known by God is available for preorder. This book features devotional insights on 40 women in the Bible, along with

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Marriage

Rejoicing Love

Remember Covid weddings? Zoom bridal showers. Masks except during the ceremony when everyone stood six feet apart. Streaming the service. 25 guests or fewer. And

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Our Daily Bread

Always Hope

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” is a soulful Black spiritual song of lament and sorrow. It’s a modern day psalm that inspired this article

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Marriage

Love that Forgives

I love this 1941 wedding picture of Jim’s great-uncle Pete and great-aunt Ruth. They are so young. Little did they know that their love story

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Christmas

Shining in the Darkness

Due to a “once-in-a-generation” blizzard, one of our favorite holiday traditions likely won’t be held today — the Christmas Eve candlelight service. Even though we

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Christian Life

What’s in a Name?

Even though we often don’t think about it, our names actually convey a lot of information. Pondering some of the history my name holds led

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