Rick Hamlin

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Purring cat
Power of Prayer

Life Lesson from a Cat

After a stressful visit to the vet, some spiritual perspective on facing things we dread.

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Reading the Bible
Stories of Faith

What to Do When the Bible Is Hard to Understand

Confusing Bible verses, after prayerful meditation, can ultimately reveal more than expected.

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Easter eggs
Stories of Faith

Easter’s Not Over!

In the heat of July, in the bitter cold of January, in any continent in any season in any time zone. Easter is always here. It’s forever.

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Happy Holy Week
God's Grace

Happy Holy Week

Being open to the pain of Good Friday allows us to see the approaching bright, brilliant, dazzling, impossible-to-comprehend truth.

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Blessing to others
Answered Prayers

YOU Are an Answer to Prayer

It’s more than a little awe-inspiring, isn’t it? But that’s the way God’s world works.

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MADELEINE L'ENGLE, author, circa 2000. Credit:  © Shaw/Everett Collection
Stories of Faith

Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith and Persistence

Her children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected 42 times before it was published. Her trust in God helped it see the light of day.

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How to both read and pray the Bible
How to Pray

How to Both Read and Pray the Bible

A Guideposts editor uses an ancient prayer practice while riding the subway on his way to work.

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Billy Graham
Stories of Faith

Mom and Billy Graham’s 1949 Crusade

How the country's best known Christian evangelist changed the lives of many and one in particular.

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Flash prayers of love for Lent
Power of Prayer

Love a Little at Lent

Flash prayers—how to intentionally spread some love and peace

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Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday
Power of Prayer

Love, Mortality and Lent

On Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday, a reminder that the most important thing we can do while we’re on earth is to love generously, passionately, unselfishly.

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