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Joy; Praise

Consider the story of one young man. He was often sick as a baby. He was always small, puny some would say. As a youth he was always frail and delicate. He was not able to play sports with the other boys his ag...
St. Paul, Canada - June 25, 1982: Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a gift from the community — a small house, which she sold to build a leper colony in India.

Giving

When Mother Teresa of India visited Los Angeles a few years ago, a physician named Gerald Jampolski heard her speak. Attracted by the spiritual power that emanated from her, he asked her, 'Would it be all right...
Multi-generation family, saying prayer before Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with roasted turkey.  Focus on mother (30s) and father (40s).

Thanksgiving as service

The church had gathered to pray for a needy family around Thanksgiving. The family needed food, so folks from the church got together to pray for them. While the prayer meeting was going on, a young boy came an...
old woman sitting in the chair considers his pension

Judgment and Grace

In Together in Christ, Erskine Wright shares this story: “Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor of New York City during the Depression, and he was quite a character. He would ride the city fire trucks, take entire orpha...
Selva subtropical de Nepal en la ruta de los Annapurnas

Forgiveness

In Rick Warren’s Daily Hope devotional for November 3, he writes: In 1956, five American missionaries headed to the rainforest of the eastern Amazon in Ecuador to make a second visit to the Huaorani tribe, whic...
Sweating fighter is punched in the face

Plans

David Jeremiah says: “Boxer Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” It’s amazing how easily our plans are derailed. If you’ve ever planned a trip, a church event, a fami...
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Does Low Cost Mean Better Value?

It’s tough to buy an apartment in the ritzy neighborhood of Knightsbridge in London, but one building owner made global headlines by offering a room for sale that was available for anyone who wanted it. The int...
Rows of fresh corn plants on a field with beautiful warm sunset light and vibrant colors

Timing

“We often confuse God's timing with ours. A country newspaper had been running a series of articles on the value of church attendance. One day, a letter to the editor was received in the newspaper office. It re...
Easter.  Pink Alstroemeria flower and reading glasses lie on top of an open Christian Bible.  The items lie on top of a blue table.  Devotional, prayer,Mother's Day, Easter themes.

Bible; God’s Word

In his Turning Point Daily Devotional for October 3, David Jeremiah writes: “Aleister Crowley was an early-twentieth-century British artist, novelist, and occultist. He founded a religion he called Thelema and ...
Teen baseball players sitting on a bench having a rest

Self-Control

As the hard-fought Little League game was underway, the coach paused to say to one of his players, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded yes. "Do you understand that ...