“Recently it seems like my future has become unclear. With our world changing daily, it can be hard to find clarity about what is to come. I find my mind overthinking and falling deeper into fear and anxiety because I cannot see a clear path for my future and the future of the world. I…

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“I have recently found myself caught up in political discussions in which no one wins. I turned to scripture for peace and understanding. What I’ve come to see is that in our current home, here on earth, we must deal with things that divide us – political polarization, racism and violence – to name a few.…

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“My daily practice of spending time reflecting on God’s Word has been a wonderful stabilizing factor in this world where each day brings something different in dealing with the pandemic. I have chosen a guide that follows the lectionary and spends an entire week on one theme. Recently it was “Signs and Wonders” from Daniel…

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“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:13 NRSV Bible) Someone once reminded me, “The average pencil is seven inches long, and the eraser is only a quarter of an inch long – just in case you thought optimism was dead.” When we look…

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“Since the start of the Pandemic I have found each day is unique – some days are good. I feel content, comfortable, safe. Then there are days when I catch myself pushingdown feelings of panic, fear, and anxiety. There is a chair in my bedroom where I often sit to read the Bible and pray.…

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“Isaiah 26:3 says: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Nothing is easier today than to have a mind that is not “stayed” on God. In addition to hundreds of marketing messages we receive each day through the strategy of “attention economics,” we also have…

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“During the past month, it seems like our world has been consumed by uncertainty. I would often find myself sitting in my room, feeling unsure about what I should do or what I was suppose to do. I let this feeling consume me and didn’t know how to let it go. I opened up my…

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“What has this pandemic and social distancing been like for you? I have had days where I vacillate between depression, fear, anger and loneliness followed by guilt. Other days, I am happy, hopeful and at peace. These are the days that I’ve chosen to turn off the news and tune into our Lord. Several weeks…

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