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Our Daily Bread

WHAT LASTS FOREVER? by Poh Fang Chia

The One who holds the universe together will not let go of you… My friend, who had gone through many difficulties recently, wrote, “As I reflect on the past four semesters of student life, so many things have changed . . . . It is scary, really scary. Nothing stays …

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KOSSI’S COURAGE by Tim Gustafson

“Dear children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21)… As he awaited his baptism in Togo’s Mono River, Kossi stooped to pick up a worn wooden carving. His family had worshiped the object for generations. Now they watched as he tossed the grotesque figure into a fire prepared for the …

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HIS WORD THE LAST WORD by David McCasland

The Spirit of God renews our minds when we meditate on the Word of God… Dawson Trotman, a dynamic Christian leader of the mid-twentieth century and founder of The Navigators, emphasized the importance of the Bible in the life of every Christian. Trotman ended each day with a practice he …

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A HEART OF COMPASSION by Dave Branon

Compassion is understanding the troubles of others… Seven of us were attending a musical production at a crowded amusement park. Wanting to sit together, we tried to squeeze into one row. But as we did, a woman rushed between us. My wife mentioned to her that we wanted to stay …

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BEHIND THE SCENES by Kirsten Holmberg

God is always at work on behalf of His people… My daughter sent a text message to a friend, in hopes of having a question answered quickly. Her phone’s messaging service showed that the recipient had read the message, so she waited anxiously for a reply. Mere moments passed, yet …

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WHEN YES MEANS NO by Xochitl Dixon

God’s answers are wiser than our prayers… I thanked God for the privilege of serving as my mom’s live-in caregiver during her battle against leukemia. When medicines began to hurt more than help, she decided to stop treatment. “I don’t want to suffer anymore,” she said. “I want to enjoy …

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THE GREATEST INVITATION by David McCasland

When we accept Jesus’s invitation to follow Him, our whole life changes direction… During a recent week, I received several invitations in the mail. Those inviting me to attend “free” seminars on retirement, real estate, and life insurance were immediately thrown away. But the invitation to a gathering honoring a …

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LIFE AND DEATH by Amy Boucher Pye

The Lord will never abandon us, especially at the time of our death… I will never forget sitting at the bedside of my friend’s brother when he died; the scene was one of the ordinary visited by the extraordinary. Three of us were talking quietly when we realized that Richard’s …

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