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Praying for a Friend


Unfounded accusations at work, a rebellious teenager, an unpaid mortgage, nagging illness — the hardships my co-worker was experiencing seemed overwhelming. I listened without comment. What could I say? He surely didn’t need a lecture on how to endure hardship. My heart ached for him. My mind searched for a helpful response. When he paused to take a drink of water, I said, “I’d love to solve even one of these problems for you, but I can’t. But I can and I do pray for you.” I picked up my Bible, opened it to Philippians 1, and said, “Here’s what ...

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Finding Comfort


The beauties of nature have always been a fascination for me. The majesty of the forest, the vastness of the ocean, and the limitless nighttime ...

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A Lesson Learned


A terrible thing happened to me a while back. I inadvertently clicked a wrong command and deleted all the files on my new laptop. Frantic ...

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Blog for August 8, 2014


A Safe Place Today’s meditation recalls a special message presented at our daily worship in the Urban Ministries Chapel, Greensboro, NC. Part of the purpose ...

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