Snake In A Box

At a nature center, I watched my friend’s rosy-cheeked toddler pat the side of a large glass box. Inside the box, a bull snake named Billy slithered slowly, eyeing the little girl. Billy’s body was as thick as my forearm and he sported brown and yellow markings. Although I knew Billy could not escape from his container, seeing a menacing-looking creature so close to a small child made me shudder.

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Whose Side Are You On?

In the heat of the American Civil War, one of President Lincoln’s advisors said he was grateful that God was on the side of the Union. Lincoln replied, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

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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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Is Somebody Singing?

From 200 miles above Earth, Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station, joined in song with a group of students in a studio on Earth. Together they performed “Is Somebody Singing,” co-written by Hadfield and Ed Robertson.

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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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Uncertain Times

During a major economic downturn several years ago, many people lost their jobs. Sadly, my brother-in-law was one of them. Writing to me about their situation, my sister shared that although there were uncertainties, they had peace because they knew that God would care for them.

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Wisdom From Above

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

If Kiera Wilmot had performed her experiment during her high school science class, it might have earned her an A. But instead she was charged with causing an explosion. Although she had planned to have her teacher approve the experiment, her classmates persuaded her to perform it outside the classroom. When she mixed chemicals inside a plastic bottle, it exploded and she unintentionally unsettled some fellow students.

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Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

A recent study that I read concluded that smiling can be good for your health. Research shows that smiling slows down the heart and reduces stress.

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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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A Better World

Our Daily Bread Cover March 2014

In one of my favorite Peanuts cartoons featuring Charlie Brown, the always confident Lucy declares, “How could the world be getting worse with me in it? Ever since I was born the world has shown a distinct improvement!”

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6 thoughts on “A Better World

  1. nita33 says:

    This past week at my job has been rather crazy. I being a Christian should have conducted myself better and the reading today along with the scripture tells me so. I’m asking for forgiveness and prayer as a babe in Christ to make better decisions. I usually bring light and would lie to continue to do so.

  2. El Elyons' says:

    Pray for the youth at our church as they witness and testify of Gods great love in the city streets this morning and afternoon. Pray this great work will bring much love for God and souls to His Kingdom. Love in action will make this a better world

  3. fomole says:

    The LORD Almighty Who began the good work in us is able to finish it. We are His masterpiece and HE is making of us a beautiful picture as we submit our being & will to HIM ( the authority of HIS WORD ). Praise GOD!

  4. xs says:

    “We are light of the world and not ‘glitter dust'” (DJ Nicholas)

  5. a006914 says:

    The “pagan” world wants to define love, mercy, patience, justice and peace through the lens of acceptance and tolerance of their sin choices. Christians must be careful to discern between love for the sinner but hate for their sin.

  6. annahale says:

    So difficult to do. But, must grow in Gods love.

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