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Our Daily Bread

SURPRISE INTERVIEW by Mart DeHaan

When we help or hurt one another, Jesus takes it personally… On a crowded London commuter train, an early morning rider shoved and insulted a fellow passenger who got in his way. It was the kind of unfortunate and mindless moment that usually remains unresolved. But later that day, the …

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IT’S NOT ME by Dave Branon

There are no ordinary people—we were created to be unique… While on vacation recently, I gave my razor a rest and grew a beard. Various responses came from friends and co-workers—and most were complimentary. One day, however, I looked at the beard and decided, “It’s not me.” So out came …

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MAYDAY! by David McCasland

God hears our cries for help and leads us in His way… The international distress signal “Mayday” is always repeated three times in a row—“Mayday-Mayday-Mayday”—so the situation will be clearly understood as a life-threatening emergency. The word was created in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford, a senior radio officer at …

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HOME by Mart DeHaan

Hope means the most to those who have lived without it… A young African refugee who goes by the name of Steven is a man without a country. He thinks he may have been born in Mozambique or Zimbabwe. But he never knew his father and lost his mother. She …

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MISTAKES WERE MADE by Cindy Hess Kasper

The first step to receiving God’s forgiveness is to admit that we need it… “Mistakes were made,” said the CEO as he discussed the illegal activity his company had been involved in. He looked regretful, yet he kept blame at arm’s length and couldn’t admit he had personally done anything …

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ON THE WING by Dennis Fisher

If God cares for birds, will He not care for His children? … In his book On the Wing, Alan Tennant chronicles his efforts to track the migration of the peregrine falcon. Valued for their beauty, swiftness, and power, these amazing birds of prey were favorite hunting companions of emperors …

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AN INVITATION TO REST by Lawrence Darmani

When you’re weary in life’s struggles, find your rest in the Lord… At a friend’s bedside in a hospital emergency ward, I was moved by the sounds of suffering I heard from other patients in pain. As I prayed for my friend and for the ailing patients, I realized anew …

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REJECT APATHY by Poh Fang Chia

Those who walk with God won’t run from the needs of others… The room was splashed with an assortment of enchanting colors as women in beautiful saris scurried around, completing the final touches for a fundraising event. Formerly from India, these women now live in the USA. Yet they remain …

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