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Our Daily Bread

STRONG CONQUEROR by Tim Gustafson

Real restraint is not weakness, for it arises out of genuine strength… Most of us hope for good government. We vote, we serve, and we speak out for causes we believe are fair and just. But political solutions remain powerless to change the condition of our hearts. Many of Jesus’s …

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WATER AND LIFE by Dave Branon

Only Jesus has the living water to quench our spiritual thirst… As Dave Mueller reached down and turned the handle, water rushed from the spigot into a blue bucket. Around him people applauded. They celebrated as they saw fresh, clean water flowing in their community for the first time. Having …

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LEADING WITH LOVE by David McCasland

Leaders who serve will serve as good leaders… In his book Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders explores the qualities and the importance of tact and diplomacy. “Combining these two words,” Sanders says, “the idea emerges of skill in reconciling opposing viewpoints without giving offense and without compromising principle.” During Paul’s …

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REPAIR OR REPLACE? by Dave Branon

Only Jesus can give you a new life… It was time to fix the trim on the windows of our house. So I scraped, sanded, and applied wood filler to get the aging trim ready for paint. After all of my efforts—including a coat of primer and some too-expensive paint—the …

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WATCHFUL AND ALERT by Lawrence Darmani

The best way to escape temptation is to run to God… My desk sits close to a window that opens into our neighborhood. From that vantage point I’m privileged to watch birds perch on the trees nearby. Some come to the window to eat insects trapped in the screen. The …

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THE STORMS OF LIFE by Albert Lee

The storms of life prove the strength of our anchor… In the book of Mark we read about a terrible storm. The disciples were with Jesus on a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee. When a “furious squall came up,” the disciples—among them some seasoned fishermen—were afraid for their lives …

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RUN TO ME by Jennifer Benson Schuldt

God is our refuge in times of trouble… During a walk at a local park, my children and I encountered a couple of unleashed dogs. Their owner didn’t seem to notice that one of them had begun to intimidate my son. My son tried to shoo the dog away, but …

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