The apostle Paul knew all about warped identity. He had once viewed all believers in Jesus as despicable and worthy of death.
- Daily Devotional, June 11, 2012 "Love The Most? "6/10/2012 - A young child once asked her father, “Daddy, whodo you love the most, me or my brother?”
- Daily Devotional, June 8, 2012 "Not Sinless, But . . . "6/7/2012 - The story is told of a man who found a wallet filled with cash. He was tempted to keep the money for himself. As a Christian, he knew he should return the wallet to its owner. But he began to reason with himself:
- Daily Devotional, June 7, 2012 "Moment"6/6/2012 - As an English teacher and a writer, I have a strongappreciation for words. More than just loving certain words for their sounds, the nuances of language and meaning can keep my mind occupied far beyond what my family considers normal.
- Daily Devotional, June 6, 2012 "Hate Your Family?"6/5/2012 - I was invited to be a guest on a radio show last year to take part in a discussion with someone who called herself an ex-Christian. Rebekah had been brought up as a Christian, had attended Bible colleges and been on mission trips.
- Daily Devotional, June 5, 2012 "True Beauty"6/4/2012 - Some 30,000 people recently were informed that they weren’t as attractive as they thought. This image-shattering news came courtesy of the staff of a cyber dating service for “beautiful men and women.”
- Daily Devotional, June 4, 2012 "River in the Sand"6/3/2012 - With our swimsuits on and the sand between our toes, my family and I decided to try a beach experiment. We picked a spot about 20 feet from the shoreline and set to work digging with plastic spades.
- Daily Devotional, June 1, 2012 "The Wealthy Poor"5/31/2012 - My close friends Rob and Christi Gebhart and their three young children spent 6 weeks at my home in Uganda this past year. Christi blogged that she and Rob were most moved by the poignant observations their sons made of the Ugandan people.
- Daily Devotional, May 31, 2012 "Leaders Conference"5/30/2012 - British historian Arnold Toynbee once observed that the rise and fall of societies has a one-toone correlation with the quality of its leadership.
- Daily Devotional, May 30, 2012 "The Big Three"5/29/2012 - My good friend Dan Keating is one of the most accomplished charter boat captains for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. Over the past 25-plus years, he’s averaged an astounding 17 fish caught per charter.
- Daily Devotional, May 29, 2012 "Jesus Peace"5/29/2012 - It was dark. The garden was dark. The mood was dark. Jesus had risen, but the Light hadn’t flooded in . . . not yet. John and Peter had seen an empty tomb, and in it they found only folded grave clothes.
- Daily Devotional, May 28, 2012 "Lowered to be Raised"5/27/2012 - This is going to be good.” While enjoying some coffee and catching up on life’s changes, I shared with my friend about a difficult choice I had made regarding my ministry responsibilities.
- Daily Devotional, May 25, 2012 "Another Advocate"5/24/2012 - When I was asked to say a few words at the farewell dinner for a friend who was emigrating, I Googled for some help. Here’s a sampling of what I found:
- Daily Devotional, May 24, 2012 "What Do You Worship?"5/23/2012 - Whether it’s a supernatural being . . . science, money, wisdom, information, ritual, power or love,” says social commentator Hugh Mackay, “most of us assign the status of god to something in our lives.”
- Daily Devotional, May 23, 2012 "Casualty Hookups"5/22/2012 - According to Dannah Gresh, casual hookups can lead to casualties. In an article for CNN titled Nothing Brief about a Hookup, the author presents a compelling scientific case for the bonding process that occurs between two people who have sex—a process of special chemicals being released during the encounter.
- Daily Devotional, May 22, 2012 "Time in a Bottle"5/21/2012 - Last year, Daniil Korotkikh, a 13-year-old Russian boy, was beachcombing on the Curonian Spit when he stumbled upon an old bottle poking out of the sand. He picked it up, uncorked it, and discovered a letter written 24 years earlier.
- Daily Devotional, May 21, 2012 "Grumble Rumble"5/20/2012 - Grumble Rumble is a website that allows you to air your complaints. It claims: “Our goal is to help you improve your life surroundings and reduce your stress by providing an easy, simple platform to register and resolve complaints.”
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