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A Possum’s Pose

Possums are known for their ability to play dead. When this happens, the possum’s body wilts, its tongue flops out, and its heart rate declines. After about 15 minutes, the animal revives. Interestingly, animal experts do not believe that possums purposefully play dead to evade predators. They faint involuntarily when they become overwhelmed and anxious!

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More Of Him, Less Of Me

While I was pastoring a church early in my ministry, my daughter Libby asked me, “Dad, are we famous?” To which I replied, “No, Libby, we’re not famous.” She thought for a moment and then said rather indignantly, “Well, we would be if more people knew about us!”

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The Barking Lion

Visitors to a zoo were outraged when the “African lion” started barking instead of roaring. Zoo staff said they had disguised a Tibetan mastiff—a very large dog—as a lion because they could not afford the real thing. Needless to say, the zoo’s reputation was sullied and people will think twice before visiting it.

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A Picture Of Humility

During the Easter season, my wife and I attended a church service where the participants sought to model the events that Jesus and His disciples experienced on the night before He was crucified. As part of the service, the church staff members washed the feet of some of the church volunteers. As I watched, I wondered which was more humbling in our day—to wash another person’s feet or to have someone else wash yours. Both those who were serving and those being served were presenting distinct pictures of humility.

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He Calls The Stars By Name

On a plateau high above the Atacama Desert in Chile, the world’s largest radio telescope is giving astronomers a view of the universe never seen before. In an Associated Press article, Luis Andres Henao spoke of scientists from many countries “looking for clues about the dawn of the cosmos—from the coldest gases and dust where galaxies are formed and stars are born to the energy produced by the Big Bang.”

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Feeling Chained?

Boethius lived in sixth-century Italy and served the royal court as a highly skilled politician. Unfortunately, he fell into disfavor with the king. He was accused of treason and imprisoned. While awaiting execution, he asked for writing materials so he could compose his reflections. Later, these became an enduring spiritual classic on consolation.

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Uncertain Times

During a major economic downturn several years ago, many people lost their jobs. Sadly, my brother-in-law was one of them. Writing to me about their situation, my sister shared that although there were uncertainties, they had peace because they knew that God would care for them.

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The Growth Chart

If my family ever moves from the house where we live now, I want to unhinge the pantry door and take it with me! That door is special because it shows how my children have grown over the years. Every few months, my husband and I place our children against the door and pencil a mark just above their heads. According to our growth chart, my daughter shot up 4 inches in just 1 year!

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An Honest Heart

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

I came across an epitaph on an old gravestone in a cemetery the other day. It read, “J. Holgate: An honest man.”

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Room And Board

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

On a recent trip to England, my wife and I visited Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. The house is more than 400 years old, and it was the childhood and family home of William Shakespeare’s wife.

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33 thoughts on “Room And Board

  1. rvanzeetest says:

    Great thought for today! God still uses our everyday life to help us understand His eternal truths.

  2. duckster says:

    To avoid sin in our thoughts & actions, we too must “Keep our hands (& minds) above the Board!”
    God IS “The Chairman of the Board” and Jesus sits at his right hand, on the “Prep” side of the board.

  3. intel710 says:

    the Lord had promise to prepare a place for us which is above human imagination, and has also provided for us here on earth greatly. Lord help me to enter into your enternal home at last.

  4. steviepowell says:

    I woke up this moning with worries on my heart & mind, as thete are a lot of changes & tjings going on in my life & with my family – a vast unknown. Through God & this lesson I see, know I am not alone! God is & will continue to take care of me – He & my faith are my future – my Room & Board. Thank you Jesus!

    1. jhn99l says:

      Yes Lord!

  5. edwinpadilla says:

    One of the comments written stated the “mansions” were not intended for the church. My understanding is the whole purpose of Christ coming was to welcome all, specifically the gentile and not just the Jew; although we do know it is the Jew first but we also know they refused Him hence the cross. Quite frankly whether there are mansions or not His miracles will never be denied nor His Salvation for all whom will come. That’s all the matters in the end. Praise God.

    1. eternallyhis says:

      I wrote the following in reply to the comment you mentioned in your post, praying my view of God’s Word doesn’t offend anyone, but I feel the need to share it. Because of the following scriptures (and many more)I see us all as one in Christ Jesus, whether Jew or Gentile, and therefore we can claim All the promises of God, as it is written. Anyhow, here is the reply and I hope it brings praise to our heavenly Father and blessings upon all who read and believe.
      “I pray you will not be offended, but I cannot agree with the various teachings that say certain promises are meant only for the Jews, and others for the Gentiles, etc. because it is written:
      in Galatians 3:28 there is no difference between Jew or Greek(Gentile),male nor female, bond or free, for we are all one in Christ Jesus, and as it is written in verse 29 “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Romans 2:28,29 testifies that it is the heart that is circumcised that makes us a Jew; Romans 8:14-17 tells us we are adopted into the family of God through faith in His Son and that we become joint-heirs with Christ (wow!). And 2Corinthians 1:20 tells us that ALL the promises of God in Him are yea and in Him Amen unto the glory of God. Many other scriptures refer to this, of which some are: Ephesians 1:5; Romans 11; Galatians 4:3-7. “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” 1John 3:1 What an awesome, wonderful God we have, all glory, honor and praise to His Holy Name.

  6. knottcon says:

    Love it! God still uses our everyday life to help us understand His eternal truths.

  7. mruppert says:

    Just think, a room w/o a mortgage, rent, inflation, or anything else we have to put up w/ down here, rather a promise from the Lord.

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