Terms Of Service

If you’re like me, you seldom read the full text of contracts for online services before you agree to them. They go on for pages, and most of the legal jargon makes no sense to ordinary people like me.

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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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Breaking Free

The elephant is the largest land animal on earth—and one of the most powerful. Yet it takes only a strong rope to restrain one. Here’s how it works. When the elephant is young, he is tied to a large tree. For weeks, he will strain and pull, but the rope holds him fast. So eventually he gives up.

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The Careful Walk

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

One of my favorite places to visit in Jamaica is Ocho Rios, home of Dunn’s River Falls—a spectacle that never ceases to amaze. Water cascades down a long series of rocks as it makes its way to the Caribbean Sea. Adventurers can climb the falls, scrambling over rounded rocks on an invigorating trek to the top. The flowing water, the potentially slippery surface, and the steep angles make the going slow and a bit treacherous.

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The Link To Life

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

By the time he was 16, Morris Frank (1908–1980) had lost his sight in both eyes. Several years later, he traveled to Switzerland where he met Buddy, the canine who would help to inspire Frank’s involvement with the Seeing Eye guide-dog school.

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Gentle Witness

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

Years ago, I was hospitalized following a life-threatening, 38-foot fall from a bridge. While I was there, the wife of the man in the next bed stopped to speak to me. “My husband just told me what happened to you,” she said. “We believe God spared your life because He wants to use you. We’ve been praying for you.”

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Heart Food

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

I love food! I love to see it beautifully presented, and I love to savor the taste. If it were up to me, I would eat more often than I should—although it wouldn’t help my waistline! So, it’s a good thing my wife, Martie, knows when to lovingly remind me to eat healthful foods in the right amount.

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Make It Personal

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

During my days as a teacher and coach at a Christian high school, I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with teenagers, trying to guide them to a purposeful, Christlike life—characterized by love for God and love for others. My goal was to prepare them to live for God throughout life. That would happen only as they made their faith a vital part of life through the help of the Holy Spirit. Those who didn’t follow Christ floundered after they left the influence of Christian teachers and parents.

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Dressed To Deceive

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

Hiking in the mountains of Utah, Coty Creighton spotted a goat that didn’t look like the rest of the herd. A closer look revealed that the unusual animal was actually a man dressed as a goat. When authorities contacted the man, he described his costume as a painter’s suit covered in fleece, and he said he was testing his disguise for a hunting trip.

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Transforming Power

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

Many people love to play games that test their knowledge. Recently, a colleague and I were testing a Bible-knowledge game. Since we were seated in an open area of our office, those nearby could hear our conversation. Soon questions ranging from Noah’s ark to the woman at the well were being answered by those within earshot of us. It was a delight to hear various staff members volunteering responses to Bible questions.

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12 thoughts on “Transforming Power

  1. themantis says:

    Pharoah dreams, the cup bearer, baker? Seven years of harvest n famine

  2. vwkg1969 says:

    IF THIS Insight true:
    There is no record in the Bible of God speaking to anyone in any form—including dreams, oracles, or visions—from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses. This mean that Moses had a great imagination.

  3. sandy229 says:

    God spoke to Moses through a burning bush……. But I think they meant from Joseph’s time to Moses….cuz God spoke to Moses many times.

  4. nanachad says:

    “Many books can inform, but only the Bible can transform.” AMEN..
    Information is good to have, but being transformed by the WORD OF GOD, is so much better!!

  5. tricia1962 says:

    I liked it when the reading said, “many books informs but only the bible transforms”.

  6. flicker says:


    “You should resign!” I told one of our company’s top bosses in an open forum in front of all employees in our division. At that time, our company was springing a leak and I believed it was spurred by loose management at the top. In our dog-eat-dog part of this world, displaying such daring dash in the workplace is like throwing one’s career under the bus.

    Ultimately, the global economic crisis swept away our company. One day my wife told me that she chanced on one of my former office mates and they chatted. Here’s one thing my former office mate intimated to my wife that has stricken me with wonder up to this day: Not so few in our office thought that I had some “special connection” with some “powerful backer” in the company.

    Apparently, such thought came out of my seeming power in holding up my head during the crisis when everyone in the office was having qualms on keeping one’s job.

    It might have taken them by surprise to hear from me this one true thing: God is my Boss, and I’ve been in touch with Him daily.

  7. wencreation says:

    Was reading your insight and there was a statement indicated “There is no record in the Bible of God speaking to anyone in any form—including dreams, oracles, or visions—from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses.” I think I have read in the life of Moses that God speaks to him in the form of dreams. Did I get it wrong? Please clarify. Thanks.

    1. princess charlotte says:

      Me too because the bible indicated that, God spoke to Joseph (Mary’s husband) in a dream.

    2. kricket says:

      wencreation,You are RIGHT, there ARE records in the Bible of God speaking to us: in dreams, visions,, through an angel….
      to NOAH – Genesis 7-9, 12
      to ABRAHAM – Genesis 22:1-2 and more…
      to SAMUEL – 1 Samuel 3:4,6,8,10
      to MARY (through an angel) Luke 1
      to Joseph (in a dream 2x) – angel of the Lord
      Matthew 1:20, 2:20
      Just a few….

      1. kricket says:

        Key word here is:
        “from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses”..

        An Angel of God spoke to Jacob in a dream – Genesis 31:11
        The LORD DID talk to Moses in Exodus 31:11,13

    3. sees says:

      I think the author meant the period of time between Joseph and Moses. The sentence could have been constructed better so it’s not so misleading.

  8. mortimer says:

    Romans 12:2

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