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Our Daily Bread

  Read: Jeremiah 1:4-9 | Bible in a Year: 1 Samuel 1–3; Luke 8:26-56 Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 Didn’t Get Credit? Sunday July 23rd, 2017 Cindy Hess Kasper Hollywood musicals were wildly popular during the 1950s and ’60s, and three actresses in particular—Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, and Deborah Kerr—thrilled viewers with their compelling performances. […]

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The Meaning of a Name

Read: Matthew 1:18-25 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 40–41; 2 Peter 3 You are to give him the name Jesus. Matthew 1:21 According to a New York Times article, children in many African countries are often named after a famous visitor, special event, or circumstance that was meaningful to the parents. When doctors told the parents of one child […]

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Beyond Disappointment

Read: Genesis 29:14-30 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 22–23; 1 Peter 1 Hope in the Lord and keep his way. Psalm 37:34 Perhaps you’ve seen the video of the little boy who learns he’s getting another sister. In the middle of his meltdown he laments, “It’s always girls, girls, girls, girls!” The story gives an amusing glimpse into human […]

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The Sounds of Silence

Read: Proverbs 10:19-21 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 20–21; James 5 The lips of the righteous nourish many. Proverbs 10:21 A fishing buddy of mine observed, “Shallow streams make the most noise,” a delightful turn on the old adage, “Still waters run deep.” He meant, of course, that people who make the most noise tend to have little of […]

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As It Is Written

Read: Ezra 3:1-6 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 11–13; James 1 [They] built the altar . . . to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written. —nkjv Ezra 3:2 When it comes to putting things together—electronics, furniture, and the like—my son and I have differing approaches. Steve is more mechanically inclined, so he tends to toss the […]

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Safe in His Arms

Read: Isaiah 66:5-13 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 5–7; Hebrews 12 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. Isaiah 66:13 I sat next to my daughter’s bed in a recovery room after she had undergone surgery. When her eyes fluttered open, she realized she was uncomfortable and started to cry. I tried to reassure her […]

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Shared Struggles

Read: Galatians 6:1-10 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 3–4; Hebrews 11:20-40 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. —nlt Galatians 6:2 April 25, 2015, marked the 100th commemoration of Anzac Day. It is celebrated each year by both Australia and New Zealand to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps […]

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The Big Stink

Read: Genesis 3:6-13,22-24 | Bible in a Year: Lamentations 1–2; Hebrews 10:1-18 God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:5 In August 2013, large crowds gathered at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to witness the blooming of the tropical plant known as […]

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Crumbs of Time

Read: Daniel 6:10-23 | Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 50; Hebrews 8 Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10 A friend was coming to town. He is a very busy man and his schedule was tight, but after a difficult day in […]

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Gentle Lights

Read: 1 Peter 3:13-17 | Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 48–49; Hebrews 7 Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Wang Xiaoying (pronounced Shao-ying) lives in a rural area of China’s Yunnan province. Due to health problems, her husband couldn’t find work in the fields, causing […]

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