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To All You mothers out there

Daily Bread #16 A Thought To Ponder This week we’ve been studying the fifth commandment given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  If you’ve not been reading along, that commandment is to “honor your father and mother.”  With apologies to all us dads out there, I’d like to address just the moms in the room.  The point can be…

a Better Rest

Daily Bread #15 A Thought To Ponder: One of my preacher-heroes is Lynn Anderson.  I came across this great article he wrote nearly 20 years ago.  Lynn’s wisdom and insight have blessed generations of Christians.  I hope his teaching on Sabbath blesses you.   “Sabbath doesn’t have to be on Saturday. Nor taken as a whole day. Sometimes it…

more or less

Daily Bread #14 A Thought To Ponder: The last chapter of a good book.  The bottom of a carton of Blue Bell.  The instructions on how to build a crib.  The waistline of your “skinny pants.”  If you’re like me, you’ve gotten to one or more of these locations and had the same thought: “I…

Pretty good words

Daily Bread #13 Thought To Ponder: Every now and then I run across an old story that really inspires and encourages me.  The following definitely qualifies.  I’ve forgotten who the author is and I can’t find on the internet.  But, I remember telling this story and imagining the lives of these young men that were…

Who’s in charge here?

Daily Bread #12 A Thought To Ponder: I like being in charge.  If we are driving any distance, I want to be in the driver seat.  If we are deciding where to eat, what movie to see, or what activity we engage in I want to make the final decision.  I don’t like to depend…

Waiting on Hope

Daily Bread #11 Thought To Ponder: “Beginnings are Scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most, try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give HOPE a chance to float up and it will.”  -From the movie “Hope Floats” In the 24th chapter of his…

Standing In His presence

Daily Bread #10 Questions To Discuss: What do you consider some of the greatest speeches you’ve ever heard?  What elements do they have that make them great? Joshua needed a pep talk and God gives him a great one!  Who do you turn to when you need to hear an encouraging word? God used His…

When Good Becomes god

Daily Bread #9 A Thought To Ponder I’m not sure if the show is currently in production, but I was at one time a big fan of the A&E program called “Hoarders.”  If you’ve never seen an episode, I’ll spare you the research.  Each installment centered on a person whose life had been overcome and…

Whose Kingdom?

Daily Bread #8 A Thought To Ponder: John Byrnes lived his life a self-described “drunken bum.”  But in September of 1997, this Queens resident proved to be much more than he appeared.  John was walking down the street in his neighborhood when he noticed smoke pouring out of the windows of Sonia Lopez’s home.  John…