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Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 19, 2024
It had been years since we left the Oregon town where we raised our family We rsquo d made great memories there and the visit reminded me of moments I rsquo d forgotten our girls rsquo soccer games our old home church gatherings and our friends rsquo Mexican restaurant nbsp The town had changed but there was enough of the familiar to spark my desire to return When the Israelites went into Babylonian exile they missed the familiarity of people landmarks and culture They forgot they rsquo d been exiled for rebelling against God When false prophets told the exiles [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 17, 2024
ldquo Your job for the international book expo rdquo my boss informed me ldquo is to organize an onsite radio broadcast rdquo I felt fear because this was new territory for me God I rsquo ve never done anything like this I prayed Please help me God provided resources and people to guide me experienced technicians and broadcasters plus reminders during the expo of details I rsquo d overlooked In retrospect I know that the broadcast went well because God knew what was needed and prompted me to use the skills He rsquo d already given me When God calls [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 16, 2024
My friend Joann passed away from a stroke just as the coronavirus began to spread in At first her family published that her memorial service would be at her church but then it was determined it was best to hold it at a funeral home to control the size of the group attending The new notice online read Joann Warners mdash Changed Venue Yes her venue had changed She rsquo d gone from the venue of earth to the venue of heaven God changed her life years before and she lovingly served Him for nearly fifty years Even while she [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 15, 2024
On July scientists awaited the first images of deepest space from the new James Webb Space Telescope The state-of-the-art telescope can look farther into the universe than mankind has ever looked before Suddenly a breathtaking image emerges a color space-scape of the Carina Nebula never before seen like this One NASA astronomer quoted Carl Sagan a noted atheist ldquo Somewhere something incredible is waiting rdquo Sometimes people can look God in the eye and not see Him But the psalmist David looked into the sky and knew exactly what he was seeing ldquo You have set your glory in the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 14, 2024
Adolf Hitler believed big lies were more powerful than small ones and tragically he tested his theory successfully Early in his political career he claimed he was content to support others rsquo aspirations When he came to power he said his party didn rsquo t intend to persecute anyone Later he used the media to portray himself as a father figure and moral leader Satan uses lies to gain power in our lives Whenever possible he provokes fear anger and despair because he rsquo s ldquo a liar and the father of lies rdquo John Satan can rsquo t tell [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 13, 2024
Sweetly fragrant cherry tree blossoms flood Japan with exquisite pale and vibrant pinks every spring delighting the senses of residents and tourists alike The short-lived nature of the blossoms cultivates a keen awareness in the Japanese to savor the beauty and scent while they linger the very brevity of the experience heightens the poignancy of it They call this deliberate enjoyment of something that will change quickly ldquo mono-no-aware rdquo As humans it rsquo s understandable that we rsquo d want to seek and prolong feelings of joy Yet the reality that life is riddled with hardship means we must [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 11, 2024
As teens my sister and I didn rsquo t understand my mom rsquo s decision to receive Jesus as her Savior but we couldn rsquo t deny the changes we saw in her She had more peace and joy and began faithfully serving at church She had such a hunger for studying the Bible that she attended and graduated from seminary A few years after my mom rsquo s decision my sister accepted Christ and started serving Him And a few years after that I also placed my trust in Jesus and started serving Him Many years later my late [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 10, 2024
As Gandalf the Grey confronted Saruman the White it became clear that the latter had turned from what he was supposed to do mdash help protect Middle-earth from the power of the evil Sauron What rsquo s more Saruman had allied with Sauron In this scene from the film The Fellowship of the Ring based on J R R Tolkien rsquo s classic work the two former friends then engage in an epic good-versus-evil battle If only Saruman had stayed the course and done what he knew was right King Saul also had trouble staying the course In one account [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 09, 2024
Many years ago New York City launched a Stay Safe Stay Put ad campaign to educate people on how to stay calm and be safe when trapped in an elevator Experts reported that some trapped passengers had died when they tried to pry open the elevator doors or attempted exiting by some other means The best plan of action is to simply use the alarm button to call for help and wait for emergency responders to arrive The apostle Paul spelled out a very different type of rescue plan mdash one to help those trapped in the downward pull of [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 08, 2024
A century ago lush forest covered roughly percent of Ethiopia but today it rsquo s around percent Clearing acreage for crops while failing to protect the trees has led to an ecological crisis The vast majority of the remaining small patches of green are protected by churches For centuries local Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido churches have nurtured these oases in the midst of the barren desert If you look at aerial images you see verdant islands surrounded by brown sand Church leaders insist that watching over the trees is part of their obedience to God as stewards of His creation The [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 06, 2024
Decades ago I went to a college retreat where everyone was talking about a personality test ldquo I rsquo m an ISTJ rdquo one said ldquo I rsquo m an ENFP rdquo another chirped I was mystified ldquo I rsquo m an ABCXYZ rdquo I joked nbsp Since then I rsquo ve learned a lot about that test the Myers-Briggs and others such as the DiSC I find them fascinating because they can help us understand ourselves and others in helpful revealing ways mdash shedding light on our preferences strengths and weaknesses Provided we don rsquo t overuse them they [... 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
May 03, 2024
A routine wellness check for little Calvin revealed a few unexpected spots on his body During the visit he was given some shots and the injection spot was covered with a bandage At home when the time came to remove the small adhesive covering Calvin whimpered with four-year-old fear Seeking to console his son his father said ldquo Calvin you know I rsquo d never do anything to hurt you rdquo His father wanted his son to trust him more than fearing the removal of the bandage Four-year-olds aren rsquo t the only ones who grow faint in the face [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 02, 2024
ldquo Prayers for an upcoming brain scan rdquo ldquo That my kids would come back to church rdquo ldquo Comfort for Dave who lost his wife rdquo Our card ministry team receives a weekly list of prayer requests like these so we can pray and send each person a handwritten note The requests are overwhelming and our efforts can feel small and unnoticed That changed after I received a heartfelt thank-you card from the recently bereaved husband with a copy of his beloved wife rsquo s obituary I realized anew that prayer matters Jesus modeled that we should pray earnestly [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 01, 2024
The ldquo monster rdquo in Mary Shelley rsquo s Frankenstein is one of the most widely known literary characters captivating our cultural imagination But close readers of the beloved novel know that a strong case can be made that Shelley actually portrays Victor Frankenstein the delusional scientist who created the creature as the real monster After creating an intelligent creature Victor denies him any guidance companionship or hope of happiness mdash seemingly guaranteeing the creature rsquo s descent into desperation and rage Confronting Victor the creature laments ldquo You my creator would tear me to pieces and triumph rdquo Scripture [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 30, 2024
Even after Jesus had set my son Geoff free from years of substance abuse I still had worries We rsquo d been through much together and my focus sometimes nbsp remained on his difficult past instead of the future God had for him Parents of addicts often worry about relapse and one day at a family gathering I pulled Geoff aside ldquo Remember rdquo I told him ldquo we have an adversary and he rsquo s powerful rdquo ldquo I know Dad rdquo he responded ldquo He has power but he has no authority rdquo In that moment I was [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 29, 2024
When my now-grown son Xavier was in kindergarten he stretched his arms wide and said ldquo I love you this much rdquo nbsp I stretched my longer arms wide and said ldquo I love you this much rdquo Planting his fists on his hips he said ldquo I loved you first rdquo I shook my head ldquo I loved you when God first put you in my womb rdquo Xavier rsquo s eyes widened ldquo You win rdquo ldquo We both win rdquo I said ldquo because Jesus loved both of us first rdquo As Xavier prepares for the birth [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 28, 2024
When fighting spiritual battles believers in Jesus should take prayer seriously A Florida woman found out how dangerous it can be however to practice it unwisely When she prayed she closed her eyes But while driving one day and praying with eyes shut she failed to stop at a stop sign flew through an intersection and went offroad into a homeowner rsquo s yard She then tried unsuccessfully to back off the lawn Though not injured she was given a police citation for reckless driving and property damage This prayer warrior missed a key part of Ephesians be alert As [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 27, 2024
As medical test after medical test filled up Bev rsquo s schedule she grew overwhelmed and weary Doctors alarmed her when they told her they were looking for cancer somewhere in her body Each day God faithfully encouraged her with the promises of His presence and an abiding peace when she turned to Him or read the Bible She battled with the uncertainties and frequently learned to roll the ldquo what ifs rdquo onto God rsquo s shoulders One morning Bev came across a verse in Exodus that popped out from the page to her heart before a serious surgery [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 26, 2024
After burying a few seeds in a planter in my backyard I waited to see the results Reading that the seeds would sprout within ten to fourteen days I checked often as I watered the soil Soon I saw a few green leaves pushing their way out of the soil But my bubble burst quickly when my husband told me those were weeds He encouraged me to pull them quickly so that they wouldn rsquo t choke the plants I was trying to grow Jesus also told of the importance of dealing with intruders that can impede our spiritual growth [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 25, 2024
nbsp Rescue workers cooperated to help two men stranded on an island in Micronesia Teamwork was necessary because a widespread health crisis required them to limit their exposure to each other The pilot who first spotted the castaways radioed a nearby Australian Navy ship The ship sent two helicopters which provided food water and medical care Later the US Coast Guard arrived to check on the men and deliver a radio Finally a Micronesian patrol boat taxied them to their destination We can accomplish a lot when we work together to achieve a common goal The Philippian believers pooled their [... more]
The Daily Platform
Bob Jones University
April 25, 2024
Dr Drew Conley continues a Seminary Chapel series entitled The Lord s Prayer from Matthew The post Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread appeared first on THE DAILY PLATFORM [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 24, 2024
My friend Raleigh is sprinting toward his eighty-fifth birthday Since my first conversation with him more than thirty-five years ago he rsquo s been a source of inspiration When he recently mentioned that since retiring he rsquo d completed a book manuscript and started another ministry initiative mdash I was intrigued but not surprised nbsp At eighty-five Caleb in the Bible wasn rsquo t ready to stop either His faith and devotion to God had sustained him through decades of wilderness living and wars to secure the inheritance God had promised Israel He said ldquo I am still as strong [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 23, 2024
In his essay ldquo Service and the Spectrum rdquo Professor Daniel Bowman Jr writes of the difficulty of navigating decisions about how to serve his church as an autistic person He explains ldquo Autistic people have to forge a new path forward every single time a unique path that takes into account mental emotional and physical energy alone recharging time sensory inputs and comfort level time of day whether or not we rsquo re being valued for our strengths and accommodated for our needs rather than excluded for perceived deficits and much more rdquo For many people Bowman writes such [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 22, 2024
On December the US Civil War raged Union and Confederate troops camped seven hundred yards apart on opposing sides of Tennessee rsquo s Stones River As they warmed themselves around campfires Union soldiers picked up their fiddles and harmonicas and began playing ldquo Yankee Doodle rdquo In reply the Confederate soldiers offered ldquo Dixie rdquo Remarkably both sides joined for a finale playing ldquo Home Sweet Home rdquo in unison Sworn enemies shared music in the dark night glimmers of an unimagined peace The melodic truce was short-lived The next morning they put down their fiddles and picked up their [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 21, 2024
ldquo I knew that the only way to succeed was to forget about home and my wife son and daughter rdquo said Jordon ldquo I rsquo ve found I can rsquo t do that They rsquo re woven into the fabric of my heart and soul rdquo Alone in a remote area Jordon was participating in a reality show where contestants are asked to survive outdoors with minimal supplies for as long as possible What forced him to forfeit was not the grizzly bears freezing temperatures injury or hunger but an overwhelming loneliness and desire to be with his family [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 20, 2024
Thieves in Germany stole a truck rsquo s refrigerated trailer filled with more than twenty tons of chocolate The estimated worth of the stolen sweetness was eighty thousand dollars Local police asked anyone who was offered large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels to report it immediately Surely those who stole the massive amount of sweets will be facing bitter and unsatisfying consequences if they rsquo re caught and prosecuted Proverbs confirms this principle ldquo Food gained by fraud tastes sweet but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel rdquo Things we acquire deceptively or wrongfully may seem [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 19, 2024
My sister brother and I flew from our separate states to our uncle rsquo s funeral and stopped to see our ninety-year-old grandmother She rsquo d been paralyzed by a stroke had lost the ability to speak and had only the use of her right hand As we stood around her bed she reached out that hand and took each of our hands placing one atop another over her heart and patted them in place With this wordless gesture my grandmother spoke into what had been our somewhat broken and distant sibling relationship ldquo Family matters rdquo In God rsquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 18, 2024
Poet William Cowper struggled with depression much of his life After a suicide attempt he was committed to an asylum But it was there through the care of a Christian physician that Cowper came to a warm vital faith in Jesus Soon afterwards Cowper became acquainted with pastor and hymnwriter John Newton who encouraged him to collaborate on a hymnal for their church Among the hymns Cowper wrote was ldquo God Moves in a Mysterious Way rdquo which contains these words pressed from the crucible of experience ldquo You fearful saints fresh courage take the clouds you so much dread [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 17, 2024
A video of a dad comforting his two-month-old son while the baby received his routine vaccinations garnered international attention for the way it captured a dad rsquo s love for his child After the nurse finished administering the vaccinations the dad tenderly held his son close to his cheek and the boy stopped sobbing within seconds There is almost nothing more reassuring than the tender care of a loving parent In Scripture there are many beautiful descriptions of God as a loving parent images that invoke God rsquo s deep love for His children Old Testament prophet Hosea was given [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 16, 2024
Pastor Damian rsquo s schedule included hospital visits to two people nearing death who rsquo d chosen two different life paths In one hospital was a woman beloved by her family Her selfless public service had endeared her to many Other believers in Jesus had gathered around her and worship prayer and hope filled the room In another hospital the relative of a member of Pastor Damian rsquo s church was also dying His hardened heart had led to a hard life and his disheveled family lived in the wake of his poor decisions and misdeeds The differences in the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 15, 2024
The book Hidden Figures recounts preparations for John Glenn rsquo s flight into space Computers were new-fangled inventions in subject to glitches Glenn didn rsquo t trust them and worried about calculations for the launch He knew one brainy woman in the back room could run the numbers He trusted her ldquo If she says the numbers are good rdquo Glenn said ldquo I rsquo m ready to go rdquo Katherine Johnson was a teacher and mother of three She loved Jesus and served in her church God had blessed Katherine with a remarkable mind NASA tapped her in the [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 14, 2024
ldquo There rsquo s no place like home rdquo says Dorothy clicking the heels of her ruby slippers In The Wizard of Oz that was all it took to magically transport Dorothy and Toto from Oz back to their home in Kansas Unfortunately there aren rsquo t enough ruby slippers for everyone Although many share Dorothy rsquo s longing for home finding that home mdash a place to belong mdash is sometimes easier said than done One of the consequences of living in a highly mobile transient world is a sense of detachment mdash wondering if we rsquo ll ever [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 13, 2024
Lando a jeepney a form of public transport in the Philippines driver in Manila gulped down coffee at a roadside stall Daily commuters were back again after the Covid- lockdowns And the sports event today means more passengers Lando thought I rsquo ll get back lost income Finally I can stop worrying He was about to start driving when he spotted Ronnie on a bench nearby The street sweeper looked troubled like he needed to talk But every minute counts Lando thought The more passengers the more income I can rsquo t linger But he sensed that God wanted him [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 23, 2024
We know Leonardo da Vinci as the renaissance man His intellectual prowess led to tremendous advances across multiple fields of study and the arts Yet Leonardo journaled of ldquo these miserable days of ours rdquo and lamented that we die ldquo without leaving behind any memory of ourselves in the mind of men rdquo ldquo While I thought I was learning how to live rdquo said Leonardo ldquo I was learning how to die rdquo In this he was closer to the truth than he may have realized Learning how to die is the way to life After Jesus rsquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 22, 2024
My seatmate on the flight told me she was non-religious and had immigrated to a town that was home to numerous Christians When she mentioned that most of her neighbors went to church I asked about her experience She said she could never repay their generosity When she brought her disabled father to her new country her neighbors built a ramp to her house and donated a hospital bed and medical supplies She said ldquo If being a Christian makes one so kind everyone should be a Christian rdquo Exactly what Jesus hoped she rsquo d say He told His [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 21, 2024
What would cause someone to help a competitor For a restaurant owner named Adolfo in Wisconsin it was the opportunity to encourage other struggling local restaurant owners adapting to COVID regulations Adolfo knew firsthand the challenges of operating a business during a pandemic Encouraged by another local business rsquo generosity Adolfo spent his own money to purchase more than in gift cards to give away to his customers to use at other restaurants in his community That rsquo s an expression of love that rsquo s not just words but action nbsp Building on the ultimate expression of love expressed [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 20, 2024
Ole Kassow of Copenhagen loved bicycling One morning when he saw an elderly man sitting alone with his walker in a park Ole felt inspired by a simple idea why not offer elderly people the joy and freedom of a bike ride So one sunny day he stopped at a nursing home with a rented trishaw a three-wheeled bike and offered a ride to anyone there He was delighted when a staff member and an elderly resident became the first riders of Cycling Without Age Now more than twenty years later Ole rsquo s dream to help those who missed [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 19, 2024
A woman rescued Rudy from the animal shelter days before he was to be euthanized and the dog became her companion For ten years Rudy slept calmly beside Linda rsquo s bed but then he abruptly began to jump next to her and lick her face Linda scolded him but every night Rudy repeated the behavior ldquo Soon he was jumping on my lap to lick my face every time I sat down rdquo Linda said As she was planning to take Rudy to obedience school she began to consider how insistent Rudy was and how he always licked her [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 18, 2024
Singapore rsquo s Ministry of Manpower announced in that all migrant domestic workers must be given at least one rest day a month that employers couldn rsquo t compensate them for instead of giving them the day off Employers however were concerned they wouldn rsquo t have someone to care for their loved ones on those days While the logistics of caregiving could be solved by making alternative arrangements their attitude in not seeing the need for rest wasn rsquo t as easy to solve Treating others considerately isn rsquo t a new issue The apostle Paul lived in a [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 17, 2024
Jack a professor of philosophy and literature had a brilliant mind He rsquo d declared himself an atheist at the age of fifteen and in adulthood adamantly defended his ldquo atheistic faith rdquo Christian friends tried to persuade him As Jack put it ldquo Everyone and everything had joined the other side rdquo But the Bible he had to admit was different from other literature and myths About the Gospels he wrote ldquo If ever a myth had become fact had been incarnated it would be just like this rdquo One Bible passage became most influential to Jack mdash Exodus [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 15, 2024
In the Church of England founded the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in order to send missionaries around the globe The motto they chose was transiens adiuva nos mdash Latin for ldquo Come over and help us rdquo This has been the call on gospel ambassadors since the first century as followers of Jesus take the message of His love and forgiveness to a world in desperate need of it nbsp The phrase ldquo come over and help us rdquo comes from the ldquo Macedonian call rdquo described in Acts Paul and his team had arrived at Troas [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 14, 2024
As Dust Bowl sandstorms ravaged the USA during the Great Depression John Millburn Davis a resident of Hiawatha Kansas decided to make a name for himself A self-made millionaire with no children Davis might have invested in charity or economic development Instead at great expense he commissioned eleven life-size statues of himself and his deceased wife to stand in the local cemetery ldquo They hate me in Kansas rdquo Davis told journalist Ernie Pyle Local residents wanted him to fund the construction of public facilities like a hospital swimming pool or park Yet all he said was ldquo It rsquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 13, 2024
A thousand dollars of food mdash jumbo shrimp shawarma salads and more mdash was delivered to a homeowner But the man wasn rsquo t having a party In fact he didn rsquo t order the smorgasbord his six-year son did How did this happen The father let his son play with his phone before bedtime and the boy used it to purchase the expensive bounty from a restaurant ldquo Why did you do this rdquo the father asked his son who was hiding under his comforter The six-year-old replied ldquo I was hungry rdquo The boy rsquo s appetite and [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 12, 2024
Trapped under two floors of collapsed rubble caused by an earthquake -year-old Jinan a Syrian girl called out to rescuers as she shielded her little brother from the debris surrounding them ldquo Get me out of here I rsquo ll do anything for you rdquo she called heartbreakingly ldquo I rsquo ll be your servant rdquo nbsp nbsp Cries of distress are found throughout the Psalms ldquo When hard pressed I cried to the Lord rdquo While we may never experience the crushing weight of earthquake-collapsed buildings we all recognize the suffocating fears from a challenging medical diagnosis economic hardship [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 11, 2024
Near the dawn of the nineteenth century Mary McDowell lived worlds apart from the brutal stockyards of Chicago Although her home was just twenty miles away she knew little about the horrific labor conditions that prompted workers in the stockyards to strike Once she learned of the difficulties faced by them and their families McDowell moved in and lived amid them mdash advocating for better conditions She ministered to their needs including teaching children at a school in the back of a small shop Standing up for better conditions for others mdash even when not directly impacted mdash is something [... 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
March 08, 2024
The first time we met our neighbor Henry he pulled a well-worn Bible out of a bag he rsquo d been carrying Eyes sparkling he asked if we rsquo d like to discuss Scripture We nodded and he flipped to some highlighted passages that he excitedly explained He showed us a notebook full of his observations With a humble grin he announced he rsquo d also created a computer presentation full of other related information Henry went on to tell us how he rsquo d come from a difficult family situation and then alone and at his worst he accepted [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 07, 2024
The Brisbane City Hall in Australia was a dazzling s project White stairs boasted marble from the same quarry Michelangelo used for his David sculpture The tower reflected Venice rsquo s St Mark rsquo s Basilica and the copper dome was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere The builders intended for a massive Angel of Peace to adorn the pinnacle but there was a problem no money left Plumber Fred Johnson came to the rescue He used a toilet cistern an old lamp post and bits of scrap metal to craft the iconic orb that rsquo s crowned the tower [... more]
Renewing Your Mind
R.C. Sproul
March 07, 2024
Since we have been forgiven an immeasurable debt by God's grace in Christ how can we refuse anyone who seeks our forgiveness Today R C Sproul considers several challenging implications of the Lord's Prayer Get R C Sproul's Book 'The Prayer of the Lord' and Teaching Series 'The Lord's Prayer' for Your Gift of Any Amount https gift renewingyourmind org the-lords-prayer Don't forget to make RenewingYourMind org your home for daily in-depth Bible study and Christian resources A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries Explore all of our podcasts https www ligonier org podcasts [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 06, 2024
The remarkable movie Little Women sent me back to my worn copy of the novel especially the comforting words of Marmee the wise and gentle mother I rsquo m drawn to the novel rsquo s depiction of her steadfast faith which underlies many of her words of encouragement to her daughters One encouragement that stood out to me was this ldquo Troubles and temptations may be many but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your heavenly Father rdquo nbsp Marmee rsquo s words echo the truth found in Proverbs [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 05, 2024
Though he didn rsquo t normally carry money with him Patrick sensed God was leading him to tuck a five-dollar bill in his pocket before leaving home During the lunch hour at the school where he worked he understood how God may have prepared him to meet an urgent need In the midst of the lunchroom buzz he heard these words ldquo Scotty a child in need needs to put on his account so he can eat lunch for the rest of the week rdquo Imagine the emotions Patrick experienced as he gave his money to help Scotty In Titus [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 04, 2024
In March the ldquo Ghost Army rdquo helped US forces achieve the Rhine River crossing mdash giving the allies a vital base to operate from on World War II rsquo s Western Front The soldiers were most definitely human not apparitions all part of the rd Headquarters Special Troops On this occasion the -man team imitated men by using inflatable decoy tanks blasting troop and vehicle sound effects over speakers and more The relatively small number of Ghost Army members led the enemy to fear what appeared to be a far greater force The Midianites and their allies also trembled [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 03, 2024
As a blizzard bore down on my state in the western USA my widowed mother agreed to stay with my family to ldquo ride out rdquo the storm After the blizzard however she never returned to her house She moved in dwelling with us for the rest of her life Her presence changed our household in many positive ways She was available daily to provide wisdom advice to family members and share ancestral stories She and my husband became the best of friends sharing a similar sense of humor and love of sports No longer a visitor she was a [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 02, 2024
As long as you keep your mouth closed I told myself you won rsquo t be doing anything wrong I rsquo d been outwardly holding back my anger toward a colleague after misinterpreting things she rsquo d said Since we had to see each other every day I decided to limit communication to only what was necessary and retaliate with my silent treatment How could a quiet demeanor be wrong Jesus however said that sin begins in the heart Matthew minus My silence may have fooled people into thinking all was well but it wasn rsquo t fooling God He [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
March 01, 2024
One wouldn rsquo t normally think of butterflies as being loud creatures after all the flapping of a single Monarch butterfly rsquo s wings is practically inaudible But in the Mexican rainforest where many of them begin their short lives their collective flapping is surprisingly loud When millions of Monarchs flap their wings at the same time it sounds like a rushing waterfall The same description is made when four very different winged creatures appear in Ezekiel rsquo s vision Though fewer than the number of butterflies he likens the sound of their flapping wings to ldquo the roar of [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 29, 2024
ldquo Am I an owner or a steward rdquo The CEO of a multibillion-dollar company asked himself that question as he weighed what was best for his family Concerned about the temptations that can come with vast wealth he didn rsquo t want to burden his heirs with that challenge So he gave up his personal stake in the company Recognizing that everything he owns belongs to God helped him make his decision to allow his family to earn a living in exchange for work while also using future profits to fund Christian ministry In Psalm God tells His people [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 28, 2024
The topic was Leviticus and I had a confession to make ldquo I skipped a lot of the reading rdquo I told my Bible study group ldquo I rsquo m not reading about skin diseases again rdquo That rsquo s when my friend Dave spoke up ldquo I know a guy who believed in Jesus because of that passage rdquo he said Dave explained that his friend mdash a doctor mdash had been an atheist He decided that before he completely rejected the Bible he rsquo d better read it for himself The section on skin diseases in Leviticus fascinated [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 27, 2024
ldquo Where is my faith mdash even deep down right in there is nothing but emptiness amp darkness If there be God please forgive me rdquo The author of those words might surprise you Mother Teresa Beloved and renowned as a tireless servant of the poor in Calcutta India Mother Teresa quietly waged a desperate war for her faith over five decades After her death that struggle came to light when portions of her journal were published in the book Come Be My Light What do we do with our doubts or feelings of God rsquo s absence Those moments [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 26, 2024
For days the sickly cat cried huddled in a box near my workplace Abandoned on the street the feline went unnoticed by many who passed it by mdash until Jun came along The street sweeper carried the animal home where he lived with two dogs which were former strays ldquo I care for them because they rsquo re the creatures no one notices rdquo Jun said ldquo I see myself in them No one notices a street sweeper after all rdquo As Jesus walked toward Jericho on His way to Jerusalem a blind man sat begging by the roadside He [... more]
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