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September, 2019

  • 8 September

    September 8, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Blue Lines

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    Topic:Blue Lines Bible in a Year : Proverbs 3–5; 2 Corinthians 1 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. Proverbs 4:11 Downhill skiing racecourses are often marked by swaths of blue paint sprayed across the white, snowy surface. The crude arcs might be a visual distraction for spectators but prove to be vital …

  • 7 September

    September 7, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Walking Backward

    Our daily bread devotion

    Topic:Walking Backward Bible in a Year : Proverbs 1–2; 1 Corinthians 16 Rather, [Jesus] made himself nothing. Philippians 2:7 I stumbled upon footage from a British newsreel crew who filmed six-year-old Flannery O’Connor on her family farm in 1932. Flannery, who would go on to become an acclaimed US writer, caught the crew’s curiosity because she’d taught a chicken to …

  • 5 September

    September 5, 2019 Our Daily Bread – The Last Word

    Our daily bread devotion

    Topic:The Last Word Bible in a Year : Psalms 146–147; 1 Corinthians 15:1–28 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19 Her name was Saralyn, and I sort of had a crush on her back in our school days. She had the most wonderful laugh. I’m …

  • 4 September

    September 4, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Guiding Light

    Our daily bread devotion

    Topic:Guiding Light Bible in a Year : Psalms 143–145; 1 Corinthians 14:21–40 God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 The restaurant was lovely but dark. Only one small candle flickered on every table. To create light, diners used their smartphones to read their menus, look to their tablemates, and even to see what they were …

  • 3 September

    September 3, 2019 Our Daily Bread – It’s Slippery Out Here!

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    Topic:It’s Slippery Out Here! Bible in a Year : Psalms 140–142; 1 Corinthians 14:1–20 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil. Psalm 141:4 Years ago, when I was learning to ski, I followed my son Josh down what appeared to be a gentle slope. With my eyes on him I failed to notice he turned down …

  • 1 September

    September 2, 2019 Our Daily Bread – A Lasting Legacy

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    Topic:A Lasting Legacy Bible in a Year : Psalms 137–139; 1 Corinthians 13 [Eve] said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” Genesis 4:1 Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric light bulb. Jonas Salk developed an effective polio vaccine. Amy Carmichael penned many of the hymns we sing in worship. But what about you? …

August, 2019

  • 29 August

    August 29, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Use Your Voice

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    Topic:Use Your Voice Bible in a Year : Psalms 126–128; 1 Corinthians 10:19–33 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4 I was invited to meet a world-renowned pianist. Since I grew up immersed in music—playing the violin and piano, and primarily singing solos for church and other events—I was thrilled at the …

  • 28 August

    August 28, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Live. Pray. Love.

    Our daily bread devotion

    Topic:Live. Pray. Love. Bible in a Year : Psalms 123–125; 1 Corinthians 10:1–18 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 Influenced by parents who were strong believers in Jesus, track star Jesse Owens lived as a courageous man of faith. During the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Owens, one of the few African Americans …

  • 26 August

    August 27, 2019 Our Daily Bread – A Reason to Sing

    Our daily bread devotion

    Topic:A Reason to Sing Bible in a Year : Psalms 120–122; 1 Corinthians 9 He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4 For a man who lives by a code, so to speak, it felt like a major failure. What’d I do? Well, I fell asleep. Our kids have a curfew to meet when they’re out …

  • 26 August

    August 26, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Another Chance

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    Topic:Another Chance Bible in a Year : Psalm 119:89–176; 1 Corinthians 8 Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! Micah 7:19 nlt At the Second Chance Bike Shop near our neighborhood, volunteers rebuild cast-off bicycles and donate them to needy kids. Shop …