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RECENTLY I WAS LISTENING to the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, and I was surprised to hear in it a message about prayer, something I’d never considered before. As you will remember, Jesus is passing through Samaria. Tired from Hi
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Thursday, July 16
ONE AFTERNOON, MY HUSBAND ATTACHED our new license plates to the backs of our vehicles. I joked about ordering a custom plate containing some profound words for the front end of my car. “Well, I’ll probably put Live, Love, Laugh on mine,” he said. Ri
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Saturday, August 1
IN 1997, MY HUSBAND AND I playfully discussed the possibility of living on a sailboat someday. That conversation turned serious in August 2017, when we both sensed Jesus say, Now’s the time to act. We knew this would be a significant transition. We a
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Monday, August 17
THIS PAST WEEKEND I VISITED a town in northwest Arkansas where one of my best friends lives. She invited my girls and me to join her at her house on Beaver Lake, where we rode on her boat, swam, and relaxed. As we always do, we reminisced about the y
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Wednesday, July 1
THIS SUMMER I VACATIONED WITH my family to South Dakota’s Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. We drove our RV and ended up having a great time, but the first few days were rough for me. I struggled to stay in the moment and appreciate wh
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Friday, July 17
“THE HALIBUT, PLEASE.” I FOLDED the menu shut and smiled at the server. My husband and I sat at a small table at an outdoor café in Mexico. “I’m sorry, we’re out of halibut tonight.” The waiter glanced downward before handing the menu back to me. I b
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Sunday, August 2
PREPARING TO MOVE ABOARD A sailboat meant purging nearly all our earthly belongings. The only other option was to rent a storage unit nearby, but that seemed like unwise stewardship. “It’s cheaper to replace those belongings when we return to shore t
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Tuesday, August 18
I LOVE TO TRAVEL, BY myself or with my family. This summer, my husband and our two grown children took a twelve-hour overnight bus trip to reach a mountain tourist destination. After enjoying our time there, we left for another city, but this time we
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Thursday, July 2
I GLANCED AT THE DOOR of the bank, eager to step inside so I could make a bank transaction before the end of the day. Then I saw a gray-haired man, wobbling and straining to reach for something firm to hold on to as he made his way unsteadily toward
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Saturday, July 18
JUDY HAD NOT SPOKEN TO her sister in thirty years. One night as she added the usual “Bless Mary Beth” to her prayers, she sensed a clear message: That’s not good enough. You need to go ask her for forgiveness. Judy felt shocked. “Ask her for forgiven
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Monday, August 3
MOVING ONTO A SAILBOAT HAD many ramifications. Besides having us purge our possessions and planting us in a new environment, it meant no longer having space to host all our kids and grandchildren overnight. Family time brings me great joy, so that re
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Wednesday, August 19
WHENEVER I FEEL INADEQUATE OR feel I don’t have the ability to accomplish something, I remember a lady I once met when I applied for a job. She was the receptionist and her desk was located behind a wall with a sliding glass window. When I tapped on
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Friday, July 3
THIS MORNING AT 2:00 A.M. my husband and daughter climbed into the rented moving truck and set out for Nashville. My girl is moving across the country for a job with a company she loves. I’m thrilled for her opportunity and her courage. But here’s th
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Sunday, July 19
ALONG WITH JAMES AND JOHN, Peter received a special revelation. Jesus briefly revealed His glory to these three disciples on a mountaintop, His clothing and face glowed with a supernatural brightness. Suddenly the two greatest Old Testament prophets
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Tuesday, August 4
FIVE MONTHS AFTER WE MOVED into the marina, an eleven-month-old puppy belonging to one of our neighbors broke its leg. The neighbor, unemployed at the time, managed to take the dog to a vet. Surgery was necessary. “I don’t know what to do,” the neigh
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Thursday, August 20
BY THE TIME I DUG my phone out of my purse, I’d missed a call from my sister-in-law, Julie. We rarely talk on the phone, so my imagination kicked in and my mind raced. Was my eighty-eight-year-old mom okay? It must be something really bad—because if
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Saturday, July 4
MY GRANDKIDS WERE THRILLED ABOUT the big Fourth of July celebration in their new town. They wore patriotic clothes and bought red, white, and blue “glow” glasses and light-up sticks. My three-year-old granddaughter, Lilah, enjoyed dancing to the musi
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Monday, July 20
MY FRIEND RECENTLY CLIMBED MOUNT St. Helens and reached the summit. She said, “It was a very challenging climb but truly rewarding.” Friends congratulated her for the feat, since she was in her fifties. She’d also climbed the peak in chilly, windy we
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Wednesday, August 5
OUR MARINA IS AN ENVIRONMENT unlike anything I’ve ever known. My former neighborhoods had families with young children and people who shared my beliefs and values. But it’s different here. About fifteen permanent residents live along our dock. Only t
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Friday, August 21
DURING A RECENT WEEKEND TRIP to the coast, my husband and I stayed in a motel at a marina. Sailboats and fishing vessels lined up, cozy as eggs in a carton. We sat on our balcony that evening, talking. The next morning, I woke early. I tiptoed to the
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Sunday, July 5
I’M ROUTINELY AMAZED AT HOW Jesus reveals Himself through real-life experiences, particularly when I include Him in the process. My son, Isaac, has Down syndrome, and loving him has blessed and grown me in unexpected ways. Isaac has inspired me to be
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Tuesday, July 21
IT’S THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER, and last week the weather forecast called for rain for ten days. Invitations to summer fun fell like dominoes, parties canceled, outdoor activities postponed. And then—you guessed it—it turned out that the forecast was gloo
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Thursday, August 6
SOON AFTER MOVING ABOARD, WE set aside a Saturday to sail with friends and family. The weathermen predicted strong winds—the kind on which experienced sailors thrive. As we motored down the Fraser River, we ran into howling winds. I felt queasy. Two
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Saturday, August 22
THE ROAD TWISTED THROUGH SWITCHBACKS, making its way up the mountain. My husband, daughter, and I were driving to a family reunion in Colorado. Cliffs loomed over the road. Signs warned of avalanches and rock slides. The terrain was beautiful but for
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Monday, July 6
I’D JUST ACCEPTED A NEW research project and needed a millennial perspective, so I texted my daughter to ask her what FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) meant to her. FOMO is all over social media these days. “It’s when you see your friends’ posts of wedding
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Wednesday, July 22
A BOUT WITH PNEUMONIA—MIDSUMMER, OF all things—sapped my strength. I’d had such plans. The weather was beautiful. I couldn’t get off the couch. I had meaningful, soul-refreshing work to do. It waited, untouched. I had to cancel a speaking engagement.
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Friday, August 7
MY GRANDDAUGHTER’S DOG KNOWS MY voice. And my name. All dog lovers will understand. I don’t see Sadie very often, but she “knows” that I’m family. If my daughter says, “Sadie, Grammie’s coming,” the dog will run to the door, sit, and wait for me. My
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Sunday, August 23
“HEIDI! HEIDI!” I YELLED, STANDING at the edge of the woods. Heidi, one of our four dogs, was lost. I had already looked for her down by the pond and all around our yard. Please help me find her, I asked Jesus. I had driven around the neighborhood ho
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Tuesday, July 7
“MOM, SHOULD I TAKE THIS robe?” My about-to-be-a-teenager daughter is holding out her pink fleece robe as we pack for sleepaway camp. It comforts me to imagine her snuggled in the soft robe during a cold night when she is far from home. I want to wra
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Thursday, July 23
MY HUSBAND AND I RECENTLY explored Portland Island, a provincial park in the southern Gulf Islands off British Columbia’s coast. It features more than six miles of hiking trails. At the start of the trail system stands a map that shows optional desti
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