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Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 12, 2024
I rsquo d never planned to start a non-profit organization about adult friendship and when I felt called to do so I had so many questions How would the charity be financed and who should help me build it My greatest help on these matters ended up coming not from a business book but a biblical one The book of Ezra is essential reading for anyone called by God to build something Recounting how the Jews rebuilt Jerusalem after their exile it shows how God provided funds through public donations and government grants Ezra - - and how both volunteers [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 26, 2024
More than nbsp two hundred million people from a variety of faiths undertake a pilgrimage each year For many throughout the ages a pilgrim rsquo s task has been to journey to a sacred place to receive some kind of blessing It rsquo s been all about reaching the temple cathedral shrine or other destination where a blessing can be received Britain rsquo s Celtic Christians however saw pilgrimage differently They set out directionless into the wild or let their boats drift wherever the oceans took them mdash pilgrimage for them being about trusting God in unfamiliar territory Any blessing [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 23, 2024
In his parable The Wise Woman George MacDonald tells the story of two girls whose selfishness brings misery to all including themselves until a Wise Woman puts them through a series of tests to help them become ldquo lovely rdquo again After the girls fail each test and suffer shame and isolation one of them Rosamond finally realizes she can rsquo t change herself ldquo Couldn rsquo t you help me rdquo she asks the Wise Woman ldquo Perhaps I could rdquo the woman replied ldquo now that you ask me rdquo And with the divine help symbolized by the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 04, 2024
Leaving home one morning Dean found some friends waiting with balloons His friend Josh stepped forward ldquo We entered your poems in a competition rdquo he said before handing Dean an envelope Inside was a card that read lsquo First Prize rsquo and soon everyone was crying tears of joy Dean rsquo s friends had done a beautiful thing confirming his writing talent Weeping for joy is a paradoxical experience Tears are normally a response to pain not joy and joy is normally expressed with laughter not tears Italian psychologists have noted that tears of joy come at times of [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 10, 2024
I recently read a novel about a woman who refuses to acknowledge she has terminal cancer When Nicola rsquo s exasperated friends force her to face the truth the reason for her avoidance emerges ldquo I rsquo ve wasted my life rdquo she tells them Though born with talents and wealth ldquo I made nothing of my life I was sloppy I never stuck at anything rdquo The prospect of leaving the world now feeling she d achieved little was too painful for Nicola to contemplate I was reading Ecclesiastes around the same time and found the contrast stark Its [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 06, 2024
When Wallace and Mary Brown moved to an impoverished part of Birmingham England to pastor a dying church they didn rsquo t know that a gang had made the grounds of their church and home its headquarters The Browns had bricks thrown through their windows their fences set on fire and their children threatened The abuse continued for months the police were unable to stop it The book of Nehemiah recounts how the Israelites rebuilt Jerusalem rsquo s broken walls When locals set out to ldquo stir up trouble rdquo threatening them with violence Nehemiah ndash the Israelites ldquo prayed [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
November 21, 2023
The first thing I noticed about the city was its gambling outlets Next its cannabis shops ldquo adult rdquo stores and giant billboards for opportunistic lawyers making money out of others rsquo mishaps While I had visited many shady cities before this one seemed to reach a new low My mood brightened however when I spoke to a taxi driver the next morning ldquo I ask God every day to send me the people He wants me to help rdquo he said ldquo Gambling addicts prostitutes people from broken homes tell me their problems in tears I stop the car [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 29, 2023
Was the driver late with your food You can use your phone to give him a one-star rating Did the shopkeeper treat you curtly You can write her a critical review While smartphones enable us to shop keep up with friends and more they have also given us the power to publicly rate each other And this can be a problem Rating each other this way is problematic because judgments can be made without context The driver gets rated poorly for a late delivery due to circumstances out of his control The shopkeeper gets a negative review when she rsquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
August 07, 2023
Business analyst Francis Evans once studied insurance salesmen to find out what made them successful Surprisingly competence wasn rsquo t the key factor Instead Evens found customers were more likely to buy from salesmen with the same politics education and even height as them Academics call this homophily the tendency to prefer people like us Homophily is at work in other areas of life too with us tending to marry and befriend people similar to us While natural homophily can be destructive when left unchecked When we only prefer ldquo our kind rdquo of people society can fracture along racial [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 29, 2023
A friend of mine works on a hospital ship called Africa Mercy which takes free healthcare to developing countries The staff daily serve hundreds of patients whose ailments would otherwise go untreated TV crews who periodically board the ship point their cameras on its amazing medical staff who fix cleft palates and reset club feet hellip [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 25, 2023
In June six Tongan teenagers sailed from their island home in search of adventure But when a storm broke their mast and rudder the first night they drifted for days without food or water before reaching the uninhabited island of lsquo Ata It would be fifteen months before they were found The boys worked together on lsquo Ata to survive setting up a small food garden hollowing out tree trunks to store rainwater even building a makeshift gym When one boy broke his leg from a cliff fall the others set it using sticks and leaves Arguments were managed with [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 17, 2023
The garage of my childhood home holds many memories On Saturday mornings my dad would roll our car down the driveway so we had room to work mdash with my favorite project being a broken go-kart we rsquo d found On that garage floor we gave it new wheels attached a sporty plastic windshield and mdash with Dad on the street looking out for traffic mdash I would race down the driveway with such excitement Looking back I see more was going on in that garage than simply fixing go-karts Instead a young boy was being shaped by his dad [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 04, 2023
I recently came across a helpful word wintering Just as winter is a time of slowing down in much of the natural world author Katherine May uses this word to describe our need to rest and recuperate during life rsquo s ldquo cold rdquo seasons I found the analogy helpful after losing my father to cancer which sapped me of energy for months Resentful of this forced slowing down I fought against my winter praying summer rsquo s life would return But I had much to learn Ecclesiastes famously says there rsquo s ldquo a season for every activity under [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 07, 2023
A woman once told me about a disagreement that was tearing her church apart ldquo What rsquo s the disagreement about rdquo I asked ldquo Whether the earth is flat rdquo she said A few months later news broke of a Christian man who rsquo d burst into a restaurant armed to rescue children supposedly being abused in its back room There was no back room and the man was arrested In both cases the people involved were acting on conspiracy theories they rsquo d read on the internet Followers of Jesus are called to be good citizens Romans ndash [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 18, 2023
For many around the world life is getting lonelier The number of Americans who have no friends has quadrupled since Certain European countries have up to percent of their population feeling lonely while in Japan some elderly folks have resorted to crime so they can have the companionship of inmates in jail Entrepreneurs have come up with a ldquo solution rdquo to this loneliness epidemic mdash rent-a-friend Hired by the hour these people will meet you in a caf eacute to talk or accompany you to a party One such ldquo friend rdquo was asked who her clientele was ldquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 19, 2023
In a psychiatrist rsquo s advice column he responded to a reader named Brenda who lamented that her ambitious pursuits had left her discontent His words were blunt Humans aren rsquo t designed to be happy he said ldquo only to survive and reproduce rdquo We rsquo re cursed to chase the ldquo teasing and elusive butterfly rdquo of contentment he added ldquo not always to capture it rdquo I wonder how Brenda felt reading the psychiatrist rsquo s nihilistic words and how different she may have felt reading Psalm instead In its words David gives us a guided reflection [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 21, 2023
I rsquo m often amused by the unofficial holidays people come up with February alone has a Sticky Bun Day a Sword Swallowers Day even a Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Today has been labeled Be Humble Day Universally recognized as a virtue humility is certainly worth celebrating But interestingly this hasn rsquo t always been the case Humility was considered a weakness not a virtue in the ancient world which prized honor instead Boasting about one rsquo s achievements was expected and you sought to raise your status never lower it Humility meant inferiority like a servant to a master [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 18, 2023
Arukun is a small town in Western Australia mdash its Aboriginal population drawn from seven clans While the gospel came to Arukun a century ago eye-for-eye retribution sometimes remained In clan tensions grew and when a murder happened payback required someone from the offender rsquo s family to die in return But something remarkable happened in early The people of Arukun started seeking God in prayer Repentance followed then mass baptisms as revival began sweeping the town People were so joyful they danced in the streets and instead of enacting payback the family of the murdered man forgave the offending [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
January 05, 2023
I recently made a wonderful discovery Following a dirt path into a cluster of trees near my home I found a hidden homemade playground A ladder made of sticks led up to a lookout swings made from old cable spools hung from branches and there was even a suspension bridge slung between boughs Someone had turned some old wood and rope into a creative adventure Swiss physician Paul Tournier believed that we were made for adventure because we rsquo re made in God rsquo s image Genesis ndash Just as God ventured forth to invent a universe vv ndash just [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 01, 2022
In after a decade of childlessness my wife and I chose to start afresh in a new country Exciting as the move was it required my leaving a broadcast career which I missed Feeling lost I asked my friend Liam for advice ldquo I don rsquo t know what my calling is anymore rdquo I told Liam dejectedly ldquo You rsquo re not broadcasting here rdquo he asked I said I wasn rsquo t ldquo And how is your marriage rdquo Surprised at his change of topic I told Liam that Merryn and I were doing well We rsquo d [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
November 27, 2022
A few years ago a popular song hit the charts with a gospel choir singing the chorus ldquo Jesus walks with me rdquo Behind the lyrics lies a powerful story The choir was started by jazz musician Curtis Lundy when he entered a treatment program for cocaine addiction Drawing fellow addicts together and finding inspiration in an old hymnal he wrote that chorus as a hymn of hope for those in rehab ldquo We were singing for our lives rdquo one choir member says of the song ldquo We were asking Jesus to save us to help us get out [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 22, 2022
When British drama Line of Duty concluded record numbers watched to see how its fight against organized crime would end But many viewers were left disappointed when the finale implied that evil would ultimately win ldquo I wanted the bad guys brought to justice rdquo one fan said ldquo We needed that moral ending rdquo Sociologist Peter Berger once noted that we hunger for hope and justice mdash hope that evil will one day be overcome and that those who caused it will be made to face their crimes A world where the bad guys win goes against how we [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 06, 2022
My wife and I once stayed in a lovely old seaside hotel with large sash windows and thick stone walls One afternoon a storm ripped through the region churning up the sea and pounding our windows like angry fists on a door Yet we were at peace Those walls were so strong and the hotel rsquo s foundations so solid While storms raged outside our room was a refuge Refuge is an important theme in Scripture starting with God Himself ldquo You have been a refuge for the poor rdquo Isaiah says of God ldquo a refuge for the needy [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
August 14, 2022
After twenty-two years together I sometimes wonder how my marriage to Merryn works I rsquo m a writer Merryn is a statistician I work with words she works with numbers I want beauty she wants function We come from different worlds Merryn arrives to appointments early I rsquo m occasionally late I try new things on the menu she orders the same After twenty minutes at an art gallery I rsquo m just getting started while Merryn is already in the cafe downstairs wondering how much longer I rsquo ll be We give each other many opportunities to learn patience [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 22, 2022
The sea squirt is a strange creature Found attached to rocks and shells it looks like a soft plastic tube waving with the current Drawing its nutrients from the passing water it lives a passive life far removed from its once active youth The sea squirt starts life as a tadpole with a primitive spinal cord and brain that helps it find food and avoid harm As a juvenile it spends its days exploring the ocean but something happens when it reaches adulthood Settling on its rock it stops exploring and growing In a macabre twist it digests its own [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 07, 2022
Researchers tell us there rsquo s a link between generosity and joy those who give their money and time to others are happier than those who don rsquo t This has led one psychologist to conclude ldquo Let rsquo s stop thinking about giving as a moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure rdquo While giving can make us happy I question whether happiness should be the goal of our giving If we rsquo re only generous to people or causes that make us feel good what about the more difficult or mundane needs requiring [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 22, 2022
I rsquo m often given the privilege of leading spiritual retreats Getting away for a few days to pray and reflect can be deeply enriching and during the program I sometimes ask participants to do an exercise ldquo Imagine your life is over and your obituary is published in the paper What would you like it to say rdquo Some attendees change their life rsquo s priorities as a result aiming to finish their lives well Second Timothy contains the last known written words of the apostle Paul Though probably only in his sixties and though having faced death before [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 26, 2022
Australia rsquo s regent honeyeater bird is in trouble mdash it rsquo s losing its song Though once an abundant species just three hundred birds now remain and with so few others to learn from the males are forgetting their unique song and failing to attract mates Thankfully conservationists have a plan to rescue the honeyeaters mdash sing to them Or more precisely play them recordings of other honeyeaters singing so they can relearn their heart song As the males pick up the tune and attract females again it rsquo s hoped the species will flourish once more The prophet [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 19, 2022
In a widely shared video an elegant elderly woman sits in a wheelchair Once a famed ballet dancer Marta Gonz aacute lez Salda ntilde a now suffers from Alzheimer rsquo s disease But something magical happens when Tchaikovsky rsquo s Swan Lake is played to her As the music builds her frail hands slowly rise and as the first trumpets blast she starts performing from her chair Though her mind and body are perishing her talent is still there Reflecting on that video my thoughts went to Paul rsquo s teaching on resurrection in Corinthians Likening our bodies to a [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
January 01, 2022
When Bryony turned thirty she was sad to still be in a sales job she rsquo d never liked She decided it was time to stop procrastinating and find a new career For David New Year rsquo s Eve had him looking in the mirror vowing this would be the year he lost weight And for James it was watching another month pass without his angry outbursts decreasing Next month he promised himself he would try harder If you rsquo ve ever vowed to change at the start of a new month new year or a major birthday you rsquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 14, 2021
Jia Haixia lost his sight in the year His friend Jia Wenqi lost his arms as a child But they rsquo ve found a way around their disabilities ldquo I am his hands and he is my eyes rdquo Jia Haixia says Together they rsquo re transforming their village in China Since the friends have been on a mission to regenerate a wasteland near their home Each day Jia Haixia climbs on Jia Wenqi rsquo s back to cross a river to the site Jia Wenqi then ldquo hands rdquo Jia Haixia a shovel with his foot before Jia Haixia [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
November 10, 2021
In as Hitler rsquo s reign was expanding across Europe novelist John Steinbeck was asked to help with the war effort He wasn rsquo t asked to fight or visit troops on the frontline but to instead write a story The result was The Moon Is Down a novel about a peaceful land that gets invaded by an evil regime Printed on underground presses and secretly distributed throughout occupied countries the novel sent a message the Allies were coming and by imitating the novel rsquo s characters readers could help secure their freedom Through The Moon Is Down Steinbeck brought [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 26, 2021
ldquo So what you rsquo re saying is it may not be my fault rdquo The woman rsquo s words took me by surprise Having been a guest speaker at her church we were now discussing what I rsquo d shared that morning ldquo I have a chronic illness rdquo she explained ldquo and I have prayed fasted confessed my sins and done everything else I was told to do to be healed But I rsquo m still sick so I thought I was to blame rdquo I felt sad at the woman rsquo s confession Having been given a [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 18, 2021
In February as the COVID- crisis was just beginning a newspaper columnist rsquo s concerns struck me Would we willingly self-isolate she wondered changing our work travel and shopping habits so others wouldn rsquo t get sick ldquo This isn rsquo t just a test of clinical resources rdquo she wrote ldquo but of our willingness to put ourselves out for others rdquo Suddenly the need for virtue was frontpage news It can be hard to consider others rsquo needs while we rsquo re anxious about our own Thankfully we rsquo re not left with willpower alone to meet the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 26, 2021
There I am sitting in the shopping mall food court my body tense and my stomach knotted over looming work deadlines As I unwrap my burger and take a bite people rush around me fretting over their own tasks How limited we all are I think to myself mdash limited in time energy and capacity I consider writing a new to-do list and prioritize the urgent tasks but as I pull out a pen another thought enters my mind a thought of One who is infinite and unlimited who effortlessly accomplishes all that He desires This God Isaiah says can [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 06, 2021
In a popular film an actor plays a success-driven sports agent whose marriage begins to crumble Attempting to win his wife Dorothy back he looks into her eyes and says ldquo You complete me rdquo It rsquo s a heart-warming message that echoes a tale in Greek philosophy According to that myth each of us is a ldquo half rdquo that must find our ldquo other half rdquo to become whole The belief that a romantic partner ldquo completes rdquo us is now part of popular culture But is it true I talk to many married couples who still feel [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
August 21, 2021
The farmer climbed into his truck and began his morning inspection of the crops On reaching the farthest edge of the property his blood began to boil Someone had used the farm rsquo s seclusion to illegally dump their trash mdash again As he filled the truck with the bags of food scraps the farmer found an envelope On it was printed the offender rsquo s address Here was an opportunity too good to ignore That night he drove to the offender rsquo s house and filled his garden with not just the dumped trash but his own Revenge is [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 29, 2021
In the film Amadeus aging composer Antonio Salieri plays some of his music on the piano for a visiting priest The embarrassed priest confesses he doesn rsquo t recognize the tunes ldquo What about this one rdquo Salieri says playing an instantly familiar melody ldquo I didn rsquo t know you wrote that rdquo the priest says ldquo I didn rsquo t rdquo Salieri replies ldquo That was Mozart rdquo As viewers discover Mozart rsquo s success has caused deep envy in Salieri mdash even leading him to play a part in Mozart rsquo s death A song lies at [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 24, 2021
I once spoke at a secular conference for childless couples Heartbroken over their infertility many attendees despaired at their future Having walked the childless path too I tried to encourage them ldquo You can have a meaningful identity without becoming parents rdquo I said ldquo I believe you are fearfully and wonderfully made and there rsquo s new purpose for you to find rdquo A woman later approached me in tears ldquo Thank you rdquo she said ldquo I rsquo ve felt worthless being childless and needed to hear that I rsquo m fearfully and wonderfully made rdquo I asked [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
June 05, 2021
Inside my parents rsquo old photo album is a picture of a young boy He has a round face freckles and straight light-blond hair He loves cartoons hates avocado and owns just one record by Abba Also inside that album are pictures of a teenager His face is long not round his hair is wavy not straight He has no freckles likes avocado watches movies rather than cartoons and would never admit to owning an Abba record The boy and the teenager are little alike According to science they have different skin teeth blood and bones And yet they are [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 15, 2021
In his book Human Universals anthropologist Donald Brown lists more than four hundred behaviors that he considers common across humanity He includes such things as toys jokes dances and proverbs wariness of snakes and tying things with string Likewise he believes all cultures have concepts of right and wrong where generosity is praised promises valued and things like meanness and murder understood to be wrong We all have a sense of conscience wherever we rsquo re from The apostle Paul made a similar point many centuries ago While God gave the Jewish people the Ten Commandments to clarify right from [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 08, 2021
A friend and I recently visited a favorite walking spot of mine Climbing a windswept hill we crossed a field of wildflowers into a forest of towering pines then descended into a valley where we paused a moment Clouds floated softly above us A stream trickled nearby The only sounds were birdsongs Jason and I stood there silently for fifteen minutes taking it all in As it turns out our actions that day were deeply therapeutic According to research from the University of Derby people who stop to contemplate nature experience higher levels of happiness lower levels of anxiety and [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 29, 2021
In the seventh century what is now called the United Kingdom was many kingdoms often at war When one king Oswald of Northumbria became a Christian he called for a missionary to bring the gospel to his region A man named Corman was sent but things didn rsquo t go well Finding the English ldquo stubborn rdquo ldquo barbarous rdquo and uninterested in his preaching he frustratedly returned home ldquo I am of the opinion rdquo a monk named Aidan told Corman ldquo that you were more severe to your unlearned hearers than you ought to have been rdquo Instead [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 20, 2021
Lucy Worsley is a British historian and TV presenter Like most people in the public eye she sometimes receives nasty mail mdash in her case over a mild speech impediment that makes her R rsquo s sound like W rsquo s One person wrote this ldquo Lucy I rsquo ll be blunt Please try harder to correct your lazy speech or remove R rsquo s from your scripts mdash I couldn rsquo t sit through your TV series because it made me so annoyed Regards Darren rdquo For some people an insensitive comment like this might trigger an equally rude [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 25, 2021
Cateura is a small slum in Paraguay South America Desperately poor its villagers survive by recycling items from its rubbish dump But from these unpromising conditions something beautiful has emerged mdash an orchestra With a violin costing more than a house in Cateura the orchestra had to get creative crafting its own instruments from their garbage supply Violins are made from oil cans with bent forks as tailpieces Saxophones have come from drainpipes with bottle tops for keys Cellos are made from tin drums with gnocchi rollers for tuning pegs Hearing Mozart played on these contraptions is a beautiful thing [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 25, 2021
Warren moved to a small town to pastor a church After his ministry had some initial success one of the locals took a dislike to him Concocting a story accusing Warren of horrendous acts the man took the story to the local newspaper and even printed his accusations on pamphlets to distribute to local residents by mail Warren and his wife started praying hard If the lie was believed their lives would be upended King David once experienced something similar He faced an attack of slander by an enemy ldquo All day long they twist my words rdquo he said [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
January 28, 2021
There rsquo s a home improvement store near me that has a big green button in one of its departments If no assistant is present you push the button which starts a timer If you rsquo re not served within a minute you get a discount on your purchase We like being the customer in this scenario who enjoys the speedy service But the demand for fast service often takes a toll when we re the one expected to deliver it So many of us today feel rushed doing our jobs working long hours checking email multiple times a day [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 31, 2020
The ball drops in New York rsquo s Times Square The crowd counts down to Big Ben chiming Sydney Harbor erupts in fireworks However your city marks it there rsquo s something exciting about welcoming in a new year and the fresh start it brings On New Year rsquo s Day we push out into new waters What friendships and opportunities might we find For all its excitement though a new year can be unsettling None of us knows the future or what storms it may hold Many New Year rsquo s traditions reflect this Fireworks were invented in China [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 29, 2020
My interview guest politely answered my questions I had a feeling though that something lurked beneath our interaction A passing comment brought it out ldquo You rsquo re inspiring thousands of people rdquo I said ldquo Not thousands rdquo he muttered ldquo Millions rdquo And as if pitying my ignorance my guest reminded me of his credentials mdash the titles he held the things he rsquo d achieved the magazine covers he rsquo d graced the millions of lives he rsquo d touched It was an awkward moment Ever since that experience I rsquo ve been struck by how God [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 15, 2020
I was in London one night for a meeting It was pouring rain and I was late I rushed through the streets turned a corner and then stopped still Dozens of angels hovered above Regent Street their giant shimmering wings stretching across the traffic Made of thousands of pulsing lights it was the most amazing Christmas display I rsquo d seen I wasn rsquo t the only one captivated Hundreds lined the street gazing up in awe Awe is central to the Christmas story When the angel appeared to Mary explaining she would miraculously conceive Luke ndash and to the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 28, 2020
Lucy Worsley is a British historian and TV presenter Like most people in the public eye she sometimes receives nasty mail mdash in her case over a mild speech impediment that makes her R rsquo s sound like W rsquo s One person wrote this ldquo Lucy I rsquo ll be blunt Please try harder to correct your lazy speech or remove R rsquo s from your scripts mdash I couldn rsquo t sit through your TV series because it made me so annoyed Regards Darren rdquo For some people an insensitive comment like this might trigger an equally rude [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 28, 2020
I recently discovered the wonder of anamorphic art Appearing at first as an assortment of random parts an anamorphic sculpture only makes sense when viewed from the correct angle In one piece a series of vertical poles align to reveal a famous leader rsquo s face In another a mass of cable becomes the outline of an elephant Another artwork made of hundreds of black dots suspended by wire becomes a woman rsquo s eye when seen correctly The key to anamorphic art is viewing it from different angles until its meaning is revealed With thousands of verses of history [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 17, 2020
Sarah has a rare condition that causes her joints to dislocate making her reliant on an electric wheelchair to get around On her way to a meeting recently Sarah rode her wheelchair to the train station but found the elevator broken Again With no way of getting to the platform she was told to take a taxi to another station forty minutes away The taxi was called but never arrived Sarah gave up and went home Unfortunately this is a regular occurrence for Sarah Broken elevators stop her boarding trains forgotten ramps leave her unable to get off them Sometimes [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
August 04, 2020
Malcolm appeared confident as a teenager But this confidence was a mask In truth a turbulent home left him fearful desperate for approval and feeling falsely responsible for his family rsquo s problems ldquo For as far back as I remember rdquo he says ldquo every morning I would go into the bathroom look in the mirror and say out loud to myself lsquo You are stupid you are ugly and it rsquo s your fault rsquo rdquo Malcolm rsquo s self-loathing continued until he was twenty-one when he had a divine revelation of his Christian identity ldquo I realized [... more]
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