A Matter Of Trust

A news item from Australia told the story of Pascale Honore, a paraplegic woman who, after 18 years of being confined to a wheelchair, has taken up surfing. How?

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Hope To Continue On

The solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse can fly day and night without fuel. Inventors Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg hope to fly it around the world in 2015. While the plane flies all day by solar power, it gathers enough energy to be able to fly all night. When the sun rises, Piccard says, “It brings the hope again that you can continue.”

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Holy, Holy, Holy

“Time flies when you’re having fun.” This cliché has no basis in fact, but experience makes it seem true.

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New Birth

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

What is there about babies that makes us smile? Many people will stop everything at the sight or sound of a baby and will flock to gaze at the little one. I noticed this when I visited my dad at a nursing home. Though most of the residents were wheelchair-bound and suffered from dementia, the visit of a family with a baby almost unfailingly brought a spark of joy to their eyes that—tentatively at first but then undoubtedly—became a smile. It was amazing to watch.

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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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Acts Of Kindness

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

I was traveling with some men when we spotted a family stranded alongside the road. My friends immediately pulled over to help. They got the car running, talked with the father and mother of the family, and gave them some money for gasoline. When the mother thanked them over and over, they replied, “We’re glad to help out, and we do it in Jesus’ name.” As we drove away, I thought how natural it was for these friends to help people in need and acknowledge the Lord as the source of their generosity.

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Spoonful Of Sugar

Our Daily Bread Cover April 2014

Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? I know this sounds as if I’m longing for the good old days when cheerfully unrealistic movies featured characters like this fictional nanny, but what I’m really longing for are people with a vision for the future that is realistically optimistic. I yearn for joyful, creative people who can show us the positive side of what we consider negative, who can remind us that “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

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Heaven Rejoices!

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

Joann had been raised in a Christian home. But when she went to college, she began to question her beliefs and walked away from God. After graduation, she traveled to a number of countries, always looking for happiness but never feeling satisfied. While experiencing some difficulties, she recognized that God was pursuing her and that she needed Him.

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The Discipline Of Waiting

Our Daily Bread Cover January 2014

Waiting is hard. We wait in grocery lines, in traffic, in the doctor’s office. We twiddle our thumbs, stifle our yawns, and fret inwardly in frustration. On another level, we wait for a letter that doesn’t come, for a prodigal child to return, or for a spouse to change. We wait for a child we can hold in our arms. We wait for our heart’s desire.

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An Ordinary Day

Our Daily Bread Cover January 2014

While exploring a museum exhibit titled “A Day in Pompeii,” I was struck by the repeated theme that August 24, ad 79 began as an ordinary day. People were going about their daily business in homes, markets, and at the port of this prosperous Roman town of 20,000 people. At 8 a.m., a series of small emissions were seen coming from nearby Mount Vesuvius, followed by a violent eruption in the afternoon. In less than 24 hours, Pompeii and many of its people lay buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash. Unexpected.

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10 thoughts on “An Ordinary Day

  1. klbecker says:

    God is good all the time God is great Any day He will make all things right with no pain or suffering only love and beauty.Any day Jesus

  2. estheraubert says:

    Praise God for His goodness. I am so thankful for your loving kindness, Lord. Please continue to protect and guide my daughter.

  3. faith1 says:

    Thank you Jesus for ur word it’s the deed for our life . Thank you Jesus for this day . Just to be able to read your word Is a blessing .

  4. bubebawselady says:

    Pray for the salvation of those that are still yet to know the Lord, that God may open their eyes to the truth, so they will come to Him and not be left behind, pray also for those that are already in Christ that their lives will be examples and they will not be found wanting on the last day.
    I need a job and I am believing God for one before the months runs out.
    My family needs a lot of financial break this year 2014 because there will be two weddings in our home this year Praise God.

  5. jasmincd says:

    God please continue to forgive me for my sins. Please put love in the hearts of those that don’t know you. Help them learn to love you and others. Please be with those that need you the most, send my love and strength if needed.

  6. kclarkuta says:

    Amen to that!

    Be ready, be vigilant.

    Praise God!!

  7. letsgetgoing says:

    Lord help me to be sensitive to your spirit and watchful at all times for your coming. Don’t let me and my family be left behind!

  8. tiagirl says:

    Thank you Lord for your grace and your mercy. Help me to always be watchful and pray continually until you decide to return for your people. Fill me with your love; fill me with your joy and fill me with your peace. Bless all my friends and family in Jesus name!-

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  10. butterflysoul says:

    Pray for peace for my children n myself. My parents and my Mammam . Also my brother , sister- in- law. God you are awesome , amazing and you everlasting love . You’ve saved me w the cancer the first time. I know ur I’ll again, and even if not I will always praise you my King.

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