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Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
May 29, 2024
How do you eliminate foul language A high school chose to institute a ldquo no foul language rdquo promise The students took an oath saying I do solemnly promise not to use profanities of any kind within the walls and properties of our school rdquo This was a noble effort but according to Jesus no external rule or pledge can ever cover the odor of foul speech Removing the stench of the words that come from our mouths begins with renewing our hearts Just as people recognize the kind of tree by the fruit it bears Luke ndash Jesus said [... 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
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
February 07, 2024
Pride precedes and often leads to humiliation mdash something a man in Norway found out Not even dressed in running clothes the individual arrogantly challenged Karsten Warholm mdash the world record holder in the -meter hurdles mdash to a race Warholm training in an indoor public facility obliged the challenger and left him in his dust At the finish line the two-time world champion smiled when the man insisted that he rsquo d had a bad start and wanted to race again In Proverbs we read ldquo Pride brings a person low but the lowly in spirit gain honor rdquo [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
November 03, 2023
A compassionate volunteer was called a ldquo guardian angel rdquo for his heroic efforts Jake Manna was installing solar panels at a job site when he joined an urgent search to find a missing five-year-old girl While neighbors searched their garages and yards Manna took a path that led him into a nearby wooded area where he spotted the girl waist-deep in a marsh He waded into the sticky mud to pull her out of her predicament and return her damp but unharmed to her grateful mother Like that little girl David also experienced deliverance The singer ldquo waited patiently [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 22, 2023
God doesn rsquo t help those who help themselves He helps those who trust in and rely on Him Jonathan Roumie mdash the actor who plays Jesus in the successful TV series The Chosen which is based on the four Gospels mdash realized this in May of Roumie had been living in Los Angeles for eight years was nearly broke had enough food just for the day and had no work in sight Not knowing how he would make it the actor poured out his heart and surrendered his career to God ldquo I literally prayed the words lsquo I [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
September 25, 2023
When a baby cries it rsquo s a signal that she rsquo s tired and hungry right Well according to doctors at Brown University subtle differences in a newborn rsquo s cries can also provide important clues for other problems Doctors have devised a computer program that measures cry factors like pitch volume and how clear the cry sound is to determine if something rsquo s wrong with the baby rsquo s central nervous system Isaiah prophesied that God would hear the distinct cries of His people determine their hearts rsquo condition and respond with grace Judah rather than consulting [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 08, 2023
David Willis had been upstairs in Waterstones Bookshop when he came downstairs and found the lights were turned off and the doors locked He was trapped inside the store Not knowing what else to do he turned to Twitter and tweeted ldquo Hi Waterstones I rsquo ve been locked inside of your Trafalgar Square bookstore for hours now Please let me out rdquo Not too long after his tweet he was rescued It rsquo s good to have a way to get help when we rsquo re in trouble Isaiah said there rsquo s Someone who will answer our cries [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
April 04, 2023
We all leave a bit of ourselves behind when we move to a new place But to become a long-term resident of Villas Las Estrellas Antarctica a cold and desolate place leaving a piece of yourself behind is a literal thing With the nearest hospital miles away a person will be in serious trouble if her appendix bursts So every citizen must first undergo an appendectomy before moving there Drastic right But it rsquo s not as drastic as becoming a resident of the kingdom of God Because people want to follow Jesus on their own terms and not His [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
February 28, 2023
The restless soul is never satisfied with wealth and success A deceased country music icon could testify to this truth He had nearly forty of his albums appear on Billboard's country-music top ten charts and just as many number one singles But he also had multiple marriages and spent time in prison Even with all his achievements he once lamented There rsquo s a restlessness in my soul that I've never conquered not with motion marriages or meaning It's still there to a degree And it will be till the day I die Sadly he could have found rest in [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 16, 2022
In the movie Fiddler on the Roof the character Tevye talks honestly with God about His economics ldquo You made many many poor people I realize of course that it rsquo s no shame to be poor But it rsquo s no great honor either So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune Would it have spoiled some vast eternal plan mdash if I were a wealthy man rdquo Many centuries before author Sholem Aleichem placed these honest words on Tevye rsquo s tongue Agur lifted an equally honest but somewhat different prayer to God [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
August 20, 2022
To test the stability of two houses engineers simulated a category three hurricane by using powerful fans that produced winds gusts of mph for ten minutes The first house was built according to a non-hurricane building code and the other was put together with a reinforced roof and floors The first house shook and eventually collapsed but the second house survived with only a few cosmetic damages One of the engineers summarized the study by asking Which house would you rather be living in Concluding His teaching on values of kingdom living Jesus said ldquo Everyone who hears these words [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
July 05, 2022
Encouragement is like oxygen mdash we can rsquo t live without it This was true for nine-year-old James Savage The boy swam more than two miles from the San Francisco shoreline to Alcatraz Island and back breaking the record for the youngest person to accomplish the feat But thirty minutes into the swim the choppy frigid waters made James want to quit However a fleet of paddlers called out ldquo You can do it rdquo The words gave him the boost he needed to finish his goal When the choppy frigid waters of tribulation made believers in Jesus want to [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
December 08, 2020
When their bank accidentally deposited into their account a couple went on a shopping spree They purchased an SUV camper and two four-wheelers in addition to paying off bills Discovering the deposit error the bank told the couple to return the money Unfortunately the husband and wife had already spent it They were then charged with felony theft When the couple arrived at the local court the husband said to a reporter ldquo We took some bad legal advice rdquo The two learned that following bad advice and spending what wasn rsquo t theirs could lead to making a mess [... more]
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Various Hosts
October 01, 2020
Julio was biking across the George Washington Bridge mdash that nbsp busy double-decked thoroughfare connecting New York City and New Jersey mdash when he encountered a life-or-death situation A man was standing on a ledge over the Hudson River preparing to jump Knowing that the police wouldn rsquo t arrive in time Julio acted quickly He recalls getting off his bike and spreading out his arms saying something like ldquo Don rsquo t do it We love you rdquo Then like a shepherd with a crook he grabbed the distraught man and with the help of another passerby brought him [... more]
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