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A Word For The Struggler

There is an old adage that says, “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.” It’s wise not to take on more responsibilities than we can handle. At some time, however, we will likely feel overwhelmed by the size and difficulty of a task we have agreed to do.

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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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Finding God’s Pathway

The Channel Tunnel opened on May 6, 1994, nearly two centuries after it was first proposed in 1802 by Napoleon’s engineer, Albert Mathieu. Today the 31-mile passage beneath the English Channel allows thousands of people, cars, and trucks to travel by train each day between England and France. For centuries, people had sailed across the Channel until this surprising new way to go under it was completed.

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Grain On The Mountaintop

I’ve been on a number of mountaintops in the US in my time, and I can tell you that not much grows up there. The summits of mountains are bare rock and lichen. That’s not where you would normally find an abundance of grain.

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The Power Of A Name

Nicknames are often descriptive of some noticeable aspect of a person’s character or physical attributes. Growing up, my elementary school friends brutally called me “liver lips” since at that stage of development my lips seemed disproportionately large. Needless to say, I have always been glad that the name didn’t stick.

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Keep Calm And Carry On

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

Keep calm and call mom.” “Keep calm and eat bacon.” “Keep calm and put the kettle on.” These sayings originate from the phrase: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” This message first appeared in Great Britain as World War II began in 1939. British officials printed it on posters designed to offset panic and discouragement during the war.

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Interruptions

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

My sister and I were looking forward to our holiday in Taiwan. We had purchased our plane tickets and booked our hotel rooms. But 2 weeks before the trip, my sister learned she had to stay at home in Singapore to handle an emergency. We were disappointed that our plans were interrupted.

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“If You Are Willing”

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

Molly wanted her dad’s help, but she was afraid to ask. She knew that when he was working on his computer, he didn’t want to be interrupted. He might get upset at me, she thought, so she didn’t ask him.

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New Beginnings

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

New beginnings are possible. Just ask Brayan, a young man who joined a gang in elementary school. Brayan ran away when he was 12 years old, and for 3 years was lost in gang and drug life. Although he left the gang and returned home, it was difficult for him, as he had been expelled from school for selling drugs. When he enrolled in a new high school, however, a teacher inspired and encouraged him to write about his experiences rather than repeat them. He embraced the challenge and is now experiencing a fresh start.

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Who’s At The Center?

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

Recently, I had what for me was a “Copernican moment”: I am not at the center of the universe. The world doesn’t revolve around me. It doesn’t move at my pace, in my terms, nor in accord with my preferences.

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22 thoughts on “Who’s At The Center?

  1. marlayna says:

    This has been a tough several weeks and this message is hard to hold on to right now. I am not sure the people on the Malaysian flight or in the Ukraine are fully believing that “the nations also revolve around The Lord” right now, but I hope for everyone’s sake that it is true and we are on the way to a greater path.

  2. barryclark81 says:

    Guide me lord. Make me what ur will will be… I love u god… In Jesus name

  3. xs says:

    Your Glory is indeed magnificent God…. With You at the center God….. I will stand firm.

  4. annwrites says:

    In John Chapter fifteen, Jesus says “I am the vine and ye are the branches.” This truly shows that Jesus is the center of world, and we are the body. By this I mean we are to go out and win souls for Christ. I truly enjoyed this devotion.
    Love and prayers to everyone.

  5. milanbuban says:

    Yes, Lord, be the center of my life.

  6. ghost84 says:

    GOD OVER EVERYTHING! I want to continue to allow my Heavenly Father to lead my life and help me with the things I struggle with. Thank u lord. AMEN!

    1. xs says:

      I have the same thoughts….. I pray your strength …. Stand firm!

  7. uwa beulah says:

    JESUS BE THE CENTER OF MY LIFE

  8. mrpomeyie@gmail.com says:

    With Him as the center, everything spins in its right orbit.
    Thank you God for this opportunity that has reminded me to keep you ALWAYS at the center.
    More of YOU and less of me!

    1. annwrites says:

      Amen.

  9. sandy229 says:

    I thank God for being in control. Without Him…….I am nothing!

    1. xs says:

      I totally agree

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