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The Shadow of Death

Even though I grew up outside one of Central America’s most violent cities, I was never touched by the violence until Guillermo disappeared. Though shaken, I stayed calm, fully expecting my friend to be found unharmed because “in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Rom. 8:28, NIV). So when I heard he was dead, I could not believe the news. Surely God would never let anything happen to Guillermo, the inspiring worship leader and thoughtful friend whose 20th birthday was just around the corner; Guillermo, who kept in touch with me after I moved ...

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An Update

  Sadly, my dad passed away only a few months after writing today’s meditation.  Since then, Mom has been on her own, going on two ...

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  I feel a great deal of empathy with the unnamed disciple who asked Jesus to teach his followers to pray (Luke 11:1). I don’t ...

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