Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional
Dad was a man of few words. He had hearing damage due to years of military duty and wore hearing aids. One afternoon when Mom and I were talking a little
A pastor breathed life into the phrase “He’d give you the shirt off his back” when he gave this unsettling challenge to his church: “What would happen if we took the coats
For our wedding anniversary, my husband borrowed a tandem bike so we could enjoy a romantic adventure together. As we began to pedal on our way, I quickly realized
What a beautiful image of the Christian life! As the apostle Paul says, we are the aroma of Christ, spreading His fragrance everywhere (2 Cor. 2:15). Paul uses the image
My wife and I watched the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico recently. A crowd of people surrounded us, mostly strangers who had gathered at the beach
“There’s no place like home.” The phrase reflects a deeply rooted yearning within us to have a place to rest, be, and belong. Jesus addressed this desire for rootedness
I suppose many discouraged people feel that way about the world today and the people in it. But when it comes to the perplexities and concerns of our lives,
We might feel the pain of being separated from loved ones, but Jesus felt the ultimate separation when He paid the price of love on the cross. He, who was both
In the church I attend, a large cross stands at the front of the sanctuary. It represents the original cross where Jesus died—the place where our sin intersected
Does having a friend nearby make pain more bearable? Researchers at the University of Virginia conducted a fascinating study to answer that question.
Shortly before Jesus was crucified, a woman named Mary poured a bottle of expensive perfume on His feet. Then, in what may have been an even more
When I was twelve years old our family moved to a town in the desert. After gym classes in the hot air at my new school, we rushed for the drinking fountain.
When my son changed grades in school he cried, “I want my teacher for life!” We had to help him realize that changing teachers is a part of life.
My wife, Carolyn, and I were walking in London and came across a road named Godliman Street. We were told that a man once lived there whose life
Topic: What Lasts Forever? Read: Psalm 102:25–28, Bible in a Year: 1 Samuel 4–6; Luke 9:1–17 You remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:27 My friend, who had gone through many difficulties recently, wrote, “As I reflect…
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