Called by Name | Our Daily Bread

Advertisers have concluded that the most attention-grabbing word that viewers react to is their own name. Thus a television channel in the UK has introduced personalized advertisements with their o…

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Advice from My Father | Our Daily Bread

After being laid off from an editorial job, I prayed, asking for God to help me find a new one. But when weeks went by and nothing came of my attempts at networking and filling out applications, I …

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A Warm Welcome | Our Daily Bread

“Who will hug everybody?”That was one of the questions our friend Steve asked after he got the news that he had cancer and realized he would be away from our church for a while. Steve…

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The Perfect Father | Our Daily Bread

Standing in the crowded store aisle, I struggled to find the perfect Father’s Day card. Although we had reconciled after years of a strained connection, I had never felt close to my dad.The…

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Faces | Our Daily Bread

When our granddaughter Sarah was very young, she explained to me what happens when you die: “Only your face goes to heaven, not your body. You get a new body, but keep the same face.”…

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And in Truth | Our Daily Bread

Years ago, I attended a wedding where two people from different countries got married. Such a blending of cultures can be beautiful, but this ceremony included Christian traditions mixed with ritua…

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Side by Side | Our Daily Bread

In ancient times, a city with broken walls revealed a defeated people, exposed to danger and shame. That is why the Jews rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. How? By working side by side, an expression …

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A Blind Man’s Plea | Our Daily Bread

Some years ago a traveling companion noticed I was straining to see objects at a distance. What he did next was simple but life changing. He took off his glasses and said, “Try these.” …

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Open My Eyes | Our Daily Bread

The first time I went to the gorgeous Chora Church in Istanbul, I was able to figure out some Bible stories from the Byzantine frescos and mosaics on the ceiling. But there was much I missed. The s…

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Clocks and Calendars | Our Daily Bread

My father died at 58 years of age. Ever since then, I pause on the date he died to remember Dad and reflect on his influence in my life. When I realized I had lived more of life without my dad than…

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