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Sunday, April 19th 2015

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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Come To Me – Sunday Thought For The Day

The following was written for April 5, 2015, “Our Daily Bread” by Jennifer Benson Shuldt. ******************** Charlotte Elliott wrote the hymn “Just As I Am” in 1834. She had been an invalid for many years, and though she wanted to help with a fund-raiser for a girl’s school, she was too ill. She felt useless, and this inner distress caused her to begin doubting her faith in Christ. She wrote “Just As I Am” as a response to her doubt. The crux of her distress is perhaps best expressed in […]

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A Picture of Humility – Sunday Thought For The Day

The following was written for August 28, 2014, “Our Daily Bread” by Bill Crowder. ************************ During the Easter season, my wife and I attended a church service where the participants sought to model the events that Jesus and His disciples experienced on the night before He was crucified. As part of the service, the church staff members washed the feet of some of the church volunteers. As I watched, I wondered which was more humbling in our day—to wash another person’s feet or to have someone else wash yours. Both […]

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