Sometimes, holidays can be really difficult. For some, the holidays are a painful reminder of loss.
- Daily Devotional, July 11, 2012 "Community"7/10/2012 - I went through a phase where I stopped going to church. I had no friends yet in the new city where I had moved and I simply didn’t want to walk into a sanctuary alone.
- Daily Devotional, July 10, 2012 "Costly Mistakes"7/9/2012 - I’ve never stood in high places or wielded authority over the masses, but in my little corner of the world I’ve felt its pull. Whether I’m trying to keep my heart from pain, make my husband agree with me, or prevent my children from experiencing hardship, the root is the same—control.
- Daily Devotional, July 9, 2012 "Love Hurts"7/6/2012 - Olivia Wilde is a movie star who divorced her Italian prince because their marriage was requiring more effort and returning less fun.
- Daily Devotional, July 6, 2012 "Clean Utensils"7/5/2012 - Have you ever been dining at a restaurant—sitting before a plate of appetizing, mouth-watering food, when suddenly you discovered (to your horror) that your utensils were encrusted with food from a previous patron?
- Daily Devotional, July 5, 2012 "Careful Consideration"7/5/2012 - Have you ever been having a heated conversation with someone and impulsively said something mean? As soon as the words left your mouth, you knew the kind of negative impact they would have on the person
- Daily Devotional, July 4, 2012 "Exercising Love"7/3/2012 - Most Christians are familiar with 1 Corinthians 13 and even some non-Christians can recite portions of it. The beauty and wisdom in this great hymn of love is easy to appreciate, but when it comes to application . . . well, that’s another story.
- Daily Devotional, July 3, 2012 "Brothers & Sisters"7/2/2012 - Julian and Adrian Riester were born in Buffalo, New York, in 1919. The identical twins lived their lives in sync—attending the same schools (where they enjoyed switching identities and fooling teachers) and taking many trips together over their 92 years on earth.
- Daily Devotional, July 2, 2012 "Life & Submission"7/1/2012 - Jesus taught us to lay down our lives for others. At its most costly moments, I believe this submission of our wills happens in four progressive stages. The first stage is recognition.
- Daily Devotional, June 29, 2012 "Sin's Receipt"6/29/2012 - I was walking through a museum exhibit about the American Civil War when I came across a chilling item. It was a receipt, like what you might get from a shop.
- Daily Devotional, June 28, 2012 "Faith in a Box"6/27/2012 - Having purchased fire-escape ladders for our two-story home, we decided to take them out of the box and practice using them before the onset of an emergency.
- Daily Devotional, June 27, 2012 "The Spirit of Truth"6/26/2012 - May the force be with you.” Those familiar withthe Star Wars film saga recognize this famous phrase, given out as a blessing to those embarking on a critical or dangerous mission.
- Daily Devotional, June 26, 2012 "What Should I Do?"6/25/2012 - One of my favorite books on writing is Writing for the Soul by Jerry Jenkins. In his book Jerry gives some excellent advice for Christian writers.
- Daily Devotional, June 25, 2012 "A Little Is Too Much"6/25/2012 - There’s something so tempting about the antisocial delicacy of gossip. We enjoy it, even when it makes us feel guilty and ashamed. According to researchers, however, we don’t have to feel ashamed anymore because a little gossip is healthy.
- Daily Devotional, June 22, 2012 "Fit for a King"6/21/2012 - Singapore is a democratic state. It was a British colony for 150 years and had a string of kings and queens during that time period. But now democracy rules the day!
- Daily Devotional, June 21, 2012 "Lost"6/20/2012 - Yesterday I lost my wedding ring. I was splashing about in a river when the wet band apparently slipped off my finger. I’m devastated.
- Daily Devotional, June 20, 2012 "Amputate!"6/19/2012 - The film 127 Hours tells the true story of Aron Ralston, based on his memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
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