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Sunday, April 26th 2015

The Book Behind the Story – Sunday Thought For the Day

The following was written for April 26, 2015, “Our Daily Bread” by: David C. McCasland. ****************** Millions of people around the world have seen Gone with the Wind, which premiered in the United States on December 15, 1939. It won 10 Academy Awards and remains one of Hollywood’s most commercially successful films. It was based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, which sold one million copies within 6 months, received a Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than 40 languages. An epic movie often has its source in a […]

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God’s World – Sunday Thought For The Day

The following was written for April 19, 2015, “Our Daily Bread” by Jennifer Benson Shuldt. ********************* I knew my son would enjoy receiving a map of the world for his birthday. After some shopping, I found a colorful chart of the continents, which included illustrations in every region. A birdwing butterfly hovered over Papua, New Guinea. Mountains cascaded through Chile. A diamond adorned South Africa. I was delighted, but I wondered about the label at the bottom of the map: Our World. In one sense, the earth is our world […]

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Look for Humility in Leadership

There is no debate that the most respected and admired character trait for any person is that of humility. I would suggest that this is especially true of leaders. Consider some of the greatest American leaders: Washington, Lincoln, Reagan and Billy Graham. Admittingly, we have to look far and wide to cite figures that come close to the height of the above greats. One of my Old Testament heroes is King David. He was a humble shepherd who was a “man after God’s own heart.” He was last in the […]

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Passover Lamb

Sacrificial Lambs

At this very special time of year, it is more than appropriate to meditate on the meanings of God’s sacrificial lambs. A number of years ago I worked in a small office that was owned and operated by a wonderful Jewish man. At Easter time he commented that it was a very interesting coincidence that both Passover and Easter fell around the same time every year. Of course I immediately took the opportunity to explain to him that this didn’t happen by coincidence, and I proceeded to tell him how […]

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