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Posts by Rachel Wojo

Today’s Truth

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6 NIV).

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As a child, my parents took me to church every time the doors were open. I heard thousands of sermons in my childhood and every sermon held at least one illustration. I certainly don’t remember all of them, but there is one that stuck. One Sunday morning, the pastor explained that when we’re driving a car in the dark, we can’t see all the way to our destination. But we get in the car and trust that the car lights will remain on. As we drive, little by little, the roads are illuminated.


No one ever stomps their foot and says, “Well, I’m just not going to go anywhere tonight because my car’s lights aren’t shining all the way

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Today’s Truth

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. (Romans 12:12, NLT)

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When my special needs daughter, Taylor, was ages 4-6, she could sing like a little bird. From If You’re Happy and You Know It to I Love You, You Love Me, she knew dozens and dozens of songs and everywhere she went, she sang. She often sang herself to sleep.


I will never forget the last time she sang Jesus Loves Me all the way through. Not long after that, disease stole her words. While she could no longer sing, she still loved to listen to music. In the last weeks of her life as her suffering grew worse, when we played praise music in her room, I could feel a difference in the tension of her body.


There

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Today’s Truth

Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord. (Psalm 107:43, NIV).

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One sunny afternoon, my family enjoyed a beautiful day at the zoo. To catch a bit of cool air, we opted to go into the reptile house. Though it’s not my favorite, the boys were anxious to see the snakes, so snakes it was. Within a few seconds of entering the foyer, all eyes honed in on the various exhibits.


Suddenly a low growl like a crocodile permeated the room. Within a minute, I could no longer see my sweet 3-year-old, Tristina’s, blonde curls bobbing anywhere nearby. Panic seized my husband and I at the same time. The circular building forced him one way and I the other. She was nowhere to be found. I raced out the

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Today’s Truth

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10, NIV).

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You know that pit that forms in your stomach when you’ve made a mistake?


When I was a child, I loved to help my mom carry groceries from the car into the house. I do not know what it was about the weekly process that was so enjoyable to me, but I remember it made me happy. One day I grabbed a gallon of milk that was too big for me to handle at the time. I remember the “You probably shouldn’t try that” look on my mom’s face. Just as I began to skip to the porch, proving my strength, the milk slipped from my hands onto the asphalt, breaking open and leaving a white trail. What

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Today’s Truth

The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

(Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)

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The letter had arrived. I had been waiting for weeks and finally, there it was! With my breath half-held, I ripped open the back, unfolded the paper, and began to speedread the words, rushing to reach the point of the letter.


Denied. My sweet Taylor’s special needs bathtub insert had been denied by the insurance company. Showering her had become somewhat of an Olympic feat, trying to wash her well and hold her up at the same time. Though she could no longer sit up alone on the shower chair, someone felt she didn’t meet the proper criteria.


Time seemed to stand still for a moment as discouragement poured over my heart and mind. Why did life with a

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Today’s Truth

The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

(Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)

Friend to Friend


The letter had arrived. I had been waiting for weeks and finally, there it was! With my breath half-held, I ripped open the back, unfolded the paper, and began to speed read the words, rushing to reach the point of the letter.


Denied. My sweet Taylor’s special needs bathtub insert had been denied by the insurance company. Showering her had become somewhat of an Olympic feat, trying to wash her well and hold her up at the same time. Though she could no longer sit up alone on the shower chair, someone felt she didn’t meet the proper criteria.


Time seemed to stand still for a moment as discouragement poured over my heart and mind. Why did life with

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8