Day 841 – Careless Words

The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. -James 3:5 My daughter has had a lot of ill health recently, and her husband has been wonderfully caring… Continue reading

Day 840 – Focus on Jesus

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. -Romans 7:15 A middle-aged man approached me after I led… Continue reading

Day 839 – I Want To Grow

Anyone who lives on milk . . . is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. -Hebrews 5:13 The axolotl (pronounced ACK suh LAH tuhl) is a biological enigma. Instead of maturing into… Continue reading

Day 838 – Be Real

Join together in following my example. -Philippians 3:17 Several years ago I received a letter from an Our Daily Bread reader after I had written about a family tragedy. “When you told about… Continue reading

Day 837 – Humility Promotes Unity

[Jesus] humbled himself. -Philippians 2:8 Tibetan-born Sherpa Nawang Gombu and American Jim Whittaker reached the top of Mount Everest on May 1, 1963. As they approached the peak, each considered the honor of… Continue reading

Day 836 – One Great Fellowship of Love

While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son. -Romans 5:10 As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on a Sunday morning in 1957, he fought… Continue reading

Day 835 – You Were Bought At A Price

You were bought at a price. -1 Corinthians 6:20 After my mother-in-law died, my wife and I discovered a cache of US Indian Head pennies in a dresser drawer in her apartment. She… Continue reading

Day 834 – The Truth Will Set You Free

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. -John 8:31-32 “Everybody’s doing it” seemed like a winning… Continue reading

Day 833 – He Knows

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. -Matthew 6:8 My home sits along a creek in a canyon in the shadow of a large mountain. During the spring snowmelt and… Continue reading

Day 832 – Life Matters

Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. -Psalm 37:24 The clock tower at Westminster, which contains the bell known as Big Ben, is an… Continue reading