Love To Tell His Story

When noted author Studs Terkel was looking for a topic for his next book, one of his friends suggested “death.” While he was resistant at first, the idea gradually began to take shape, but its voice became all too real when Mr. Terkel’s wife of 60 years passed away. Now the book was also a personal search: a yearning to know what lies beyond, where his loved one had just gone. Its pages are a poignant reminder of our own search for Jesus and the questions and concerns we have about eternity while we walk our faith journey.

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With Him Forever!

In 1859, during the turbulent years prior to America’s Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had the opportunity to speak to the Agricultural Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As he spoke, he shared with them the story of an ancient monarch’s search for a sentence that was “true and appropriate in all times and situations.” His wise men, faced with this heady challenge, gave him the sentence, “And this, too, shall pass away.”

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Just As I Am

Good memories flooded my mind as I sat in a concert. The group’s leader had just introduced the song they were about to sing: “Just As I Am.” I remembered how years ago at the end of his sermons my pastor would ask people to come forward while we sang that song, indicating they would like to receive the forgiveness Christ offers for their sins.

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Look To The Hills

Atop Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stands Christ the Redeemer, one of the tallest statues of Christ in the world. Standing 30 meters tall, with arms spreading 28 meters, this sculpture weighs 635 metric tons. It can be seen day or night from almost anywhere in the city. One look to the hills brings this figure of Christ the Redeemer into view.

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We’re Safe

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a fortified building that stores 5,000 tons of gold bullion and other precious items entrusted to the federal government. Fort Knox is protected by a 22-ton door and layers of physical security: alarms, video cameras, minefields, barbed razor wire, electric fences, armed guards, and unmarked Apache helicopters. Based on the level of security, Fort Knox is considered one of the safest places on earth.

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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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Too Late

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

It happens nearly every semester. I tell my freshman college writing class often that they need to keep up with the numerous writing assignments in order to pass the class. But nearly every semester some don’t believe me. They’re the ones who send me frantic emails after the last day of class and give me their reasons for not taking care of business. I hate to do it, but I have to tell them, “I’m sorry. It’s too late. You have failed the class.”

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Shout Hallelujah!

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

A few days ago, I spied my old friend Bob vigorously pedaling a bike at our neighborhood gym and staring down at a blood pressure monitor on his finger.

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Joining The Family

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

Maurice Griffin was adopted when he was 32 years old. He had lived with Lisa and Charles Godbold 20 years earlier as a foster child. Although Maurice was now a man living on his own, adoption had been what the family and he had always longed for. Once they were reunited and the adoption was official, Maurice commented, “This is probably the happiest moment in my life. . . . I’m happy to be home.”

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Mistaken Identity

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

My youngest brother, Scott, was born when I was a senior in high school. This age difference made for an interesting situation when he grew to college age. On his first trip to his college campus, I went along with him and our mom. When we arrived, people thought we were Scott Crowder and his dad and his grandmom. Eventually, we gave up correcting them. No matter what we said or did, our actual relationships were overridden by this humorous case of mistaken identity.

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18 thoughts on “Mistaken Identity

  1. seekingtoserve says:

    Today, members of Christ’s body are asked the same question as the early disciples.

    When faced with difficult circumstances – who do you say that He is ? When happy because of answered prayers – who do you say that He is ?

    Do your actions reflect this truth ? Remember, Christ rose from the dead, so these questions definitely apply in to the present. We can appeal to His never-ending mercies, when we forget because of the distractions in our lives.

    May He be praised forever, Amen!

  2. rjb81760 says:

    Lord I haven’t been to church in a long while so please forgive me.
    I just can not bring myself to attend when so many members act like Pharisees and not like you. So much hatred. Please forgive them, for they know not what they do.

    1. starviot says:

      Hi, you may want to start going to church again. I did not attend any church services for about 3 years. God brought me back. I know He wants you back too. Nobody is perfect. Somebody told me that the place with the most sinners is church, Christ body. Christ is here to save the sinners, not righteous. May God bless you. :)

  3. ghost84 says:

    Jesus Christ is everything to me. He is the way the truth and the light. He is truly my everything. Lord I ask that u continue to bless my family and allow us to continue to give u praise honor and glory for u are worthy to be praised. I know exactly who u are. The savior!

  4. grepow says:

    God is so good. Even when I don’t deserve his grace and mercy, he is ever faithful and loving! Thank you Jesus!

  5. El Elyons' says:

    Happy Holy week,
    I love reading all the comments above. “I also love you Jesus and help me honor you this week.” We serve El Elyon. El Is the Strong One. Elyon is THE MOST HIGH GOD. “We all celebrate you Jesus during this Holy week Jesus. Thank you for dieing on the cross, resurrection and sitting on the right hand side of God interceding for Your children.” Oh What a Mighty God we Serve :-)

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