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Pablo Casals was considered to be the preeminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century. When he was still playing his cello in the middle of his tenth decade of life, a young reporter asked, “Mr. Casals, you are 95 years old and the greatest cellist that ever lived. Why do you still practice 6 hours a day?”

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Story Stewards

Many people take great care to make sure their resources are used well after they die. They set up trusts, write wills, and establish foundations to guarantee that their assets will continue to be used for a good purpose after their life on earth is done. We call this good stewardship.

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Another Hero Of Christmas

For most of my life, I missed the importance of Joseph in the Christmas story. But after I became a husband and father myself, I had a greater appreciation for Joseph’s tender character. Even before he knew how Mary had become pregnant, he decided that he wasn’t going to embarrass or punish her for what seemed to be infidelity (Matt. 1:19).

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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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D-Day

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

Recently I asked my older sister, Mary Ann, if she remembered when our family moved into the house where we lived for many years. She replied, “You were about 9 months old, and I remember that Mother and Daddy stayed up all night packing boxes and listening to the radio. It was June 6, 1944, and they were listening to live coverage of the Normandy Invasion.”

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21 thoughts on “D-Day

  1. atirdbread says:

    Thank You Dear God!!

  2. bfitzgerald says:

    Thanks for such a thoughtful message.

  3. nanxi says:

    Father, please help me make the right decision in life. Give me a sign.

  4. sentinel46 says:

    Blessed Heavenly Father, I humbly thank you with all that I am for your Word today in this new day and new life in your gift of your Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit whom dwells with us. For in Him is our life and life to the fullest of times.

    “ Oh blessed assurance Jesus Christ is mine (the great I Am) and I am His. What is done for the Lord Jesus in His name will last for all eternity…Amen!”

    Bible References:
    …Joshua 24:1-28; Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 8:5-22; Matthew 10:1-42; Matthew 11:28-30; Matthew 16:24-28; Matthew 19:13-30; Mark 1:16-20; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:21-27, 57-62; John 1:35-39; John 15:1-27; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Corinthians 13:11-14…

    Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)

    28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Colossians 3:1-17 New International Version (NIV)

    Living as Those Made Alive in Christ:
    3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    Footnotes:
    a. Colossians 3:4 Some manuscripts our
    b. Colossians 3:6 Some early manuscripts coming on those who are disobedient

  5. lisawoock says:

    Yes

  6. jerome00 says:

    Thank God for ODB and His wonderful use of these wonderful writers to minister to us. Today’s devotional was truly inspiring and re-mindful. I surrendered my life to Christ in June 1994 and at the time the media was filled w/ the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I recall the Lord speaking to my spirit and telling me that my up impending baptism would culminate my D-Day.

  7. meka6352 says:

    It is a privilege to serve the Lord. There are so many blessings and advantages for serving him. My desire is to stay under the realm of God until I depart to go live with him in paradise. Everyday of my life, I try to live a holy and fruitful life. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

  8. eja says:

    Father I want to thank you today for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We cannot obey you and do your will without the Holy Spirit living in our hearts so Holy Spirit we invite you to come and live in us forever Amen.

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