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Our Daily Bread

NOW IS THE DAY by Dave Branon

There’s no better day than today to enter into God’s family… Our preschool-age granddaughter Maggie and her kindergarten-age sister Katie hauled several blankets to the backyard, where they proceeded to build a blanket tent in which to play. They had been outside a while when their mom heard Maggie call …

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PAINTING A PORTRAIT by Bill Crowder

Christ’s sacrifice of Himself motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others… The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, houses a treasure of paintings from across the centuries, including 166 images of Winston Churchill, 94 of William Shakespeare, and 20 of George Washington. With the older portraits, we may wonder: Is …

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A PLACE OF SHELTER by Jennifer Benson Schuldt

God is our refuge… Homeless people in Vancouver, British Columbia, have a new way to find nighttime accommodations. A local charity, RainCity Housing, has created specialized benches that convert into temporary shelters. The back of the bench pulls up to create a roof that can shield a person from wind …

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DIAMOND DUST by Dave Branon

When Christ forgives us, our hearts are as clean as new-fallen snow… During a bitterly frigid winter in our part of Michigan, there were many mixed emotions about the weather. As the snowy winter season pressed on into March, most people had long before fallen out of love with snow …

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SIGNET RING by Amy Boucher Pye

We are God’s heirs and ambassadors, sharing His love in the world… When I first made the acquaintance of a new friend from abroad, I noticed his posh English accent and that he wore a ring on his little finger. Later I learned that this wasn’t just jewelry; it revealed …

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CHRISTMAS SACRIFICE by Bill Crowder

The essential fact of Christianity is that God thought all humanity worth the sacrifice of His Son. – William Barclay … O. Henry’s classic tale “The Gift of the Magi” tells of Jim and Della, a young married couple who are struggling financially. As Christmas approaches they want to give …

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LOCKED INTO LOVE by Cindy Hess Kasper

Christ’s death and resurrection are the measure of God’s love for me… In June 2015, the city of Paris removed forty-five tons of padlocks from the railings of the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge. As a romantic gesture, couples would etch their initials onto a lock, attach it to the …

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