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Life-Giving Rain

During the August heat of 1891, R. G. Dyrenforth arrived in Midland, Texas, determined to blast rain from the sky. Known as a “concussionist,” he and his team launched and detonated huge balloons filled with explosive gases, fired cannons, and exploded piles of dynamite on the ground—shaking both earth and sky. Some believed he made it rain a little, but most said all he caused was noise. The explosive power was impressive but ineffective.

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The Upright Thumb

According to an African fable, four fingers and a thumb lived together on a hand. They were inseparable friends. One day, they noticed a gold ring lying next to them and conspired to take it. The thumb said it would be wrong to steal the ring, but the four fingers called him a self-righteous coward and refused to be his friend. That was just fine with the thumb; he wanted nothing to do with their mischief. This is why, the legend goes, the thumb still stands separate from the other fingers.

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Difficult People

In the book God in the Dock, author C. S. Lewis describes the kind of people we have trouble getting along with. Selfishness, anger, jealousy, or other quirks often sabotage our relationship with them. We sometimes think, Life would be much easier if we didn’t have to contend with such difficult people.

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All We Need To Know

In a Fernando Ortega rendition of “Just As I Am,” Billy Graham’s voice can be heard faintly in the background. Dr. Graham is reminiscing about an illness during which he believed he was dying. As he mused on his past, he realized what a great sinner he was and how much he continues to need God’s daily forgiveness.

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Graceland

The Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the most visited homes in the US. It was built in the 1930s and named after the original owner’s great aunt, Grace. It later became famous as the home of Elvis Presley.

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Marion Stroud

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Marion Stroud lives in Bedford, England. She is an author whose books are rooted in real life and many of them have been translated into other languages. She works as a cross-cultural trainer for Media Associates International, helping writers in Eastern Europe and other spiritually “hard places of the world” to author books for their…

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Whoppers Or Adventures?

My grandfather loved to tell stories, and I loved to listen. Papaw had two kinds of tales. “Whoppers” were stories with a whiff of truth, but which changed with each new telling. “Adventures” were stories that really happened, and the facts never changed when retold. One day my grandfather told a story that just seemed too far-fetched to be true. “Whopper,” I declared, but my grandfather insisted it was true. Although his telling never varied, I simply couldn’t believe it, it was that unusual.

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Generous God

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

When our family lived in Chicago several years ago, we enjoyed many benefits. Near the top of my list were the amazing restaurants that seemed to try to outdo each other, not only in great cuisine but also in portion sizes. At one Italian eatery, my wife and I would order a half portion of our favorite pasta dish and still have enough to bring home for dinner the next night! The generous portions made us feel like we were at Grandma’s house when she poured on the love through her cooking.

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The Crash

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

For years after the Great Depression, the stock market struggled to win back investors’ confidence. Then, in 1952, Harry Markowitz suggested that investors spread their stock holdings over several companies and industries. He developed a theory for portfolio selection that helped investors in uncertain times. In 1990, Markowitz and two others won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their theory.

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Pace Yourself

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

Not long ago I developed a physical problem. My left shoulder and arm were aching, I had a painful rash on my forearm and thumb, and I struggled daily with fatigue. When I finally went to the doctor, I learned that I had a case of shingles. The doctor put me on antiviral medication and said it would take several weeks for the disease to run its course.

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14 thoughts on “Pace Yourself

  1. atirdbread says:

    Thank You Dear God!!!

  2. happy93111 says:

    What does GOD want to tell me throught this meditation? Recently, i was diagnosed with panic disorder. i has suffered physically and emotionly. My doctor said to me that i had to take enough rest. i think i have been working hard. But i know what i work can’t make me happy. i want to take a rest in order to know what make me happy. i have been searching for a accomplshment that make me seem to be superior to others. but i feel that i don’t need to do that. i want to make me happy in my soul. i know the way to do that is to rest in God.

  3. joy123 says:

    Yes , ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus, Just from sin and self to cease, Just from Jesus simply taking Life and Rest and Joy and Peace. Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more! There is life and rest and joy and peace when we put self aside and practice being in the presence of God. O for Grace that I would trust you more! Bruce

  4. wendyboyd says:

    My mother recently was diagnosed with shingles. I hope this devotion gets through to her because she just can’t seem to stop and “rest”.

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