Prayer and Bullies

My husband and I were discussing an elderly person who was being bullied by a professing believer in Jesus in their Christian workplace—unaware that our 10-year-old daughter had overheard us talking. A few days later, however, when my daughter and I were walking around the track at the local fitness center, I told her that … Read morePrayer and Bullies

The Prayer Jesus Gave

The movie Deepwater Horizon depicts the true events of a tragic oil rig explosion that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. The sudden underwater eruption killed eleven crewmembers and created a massive oil spill. Devotional by: Our Daily Journey Today’s Topic Source: https://www.ourdailyjourney.org/2017/10/13/hard-times/ Visit Our Daily Journey for daily inspiration Share this with friends on … Read moreThe Prayer Jesus Gave

Let’s Pray Together

Few of us would think we’d done anything significant after attending a prayer meeting, much less that one day a monument would be built to commemorate what we did. College student Samuel Mills would surely have felt the same way. Devotional by: Our Daily Journey Today’s Topic Source: https://www.ourdailyjourney.org/2017/10/13/hard-times/ Visit Our Daily Journey for daily … Read moreLet’s Pray Together

United in Worship

Getting a group of people to move in the same way and at the same time requires a lot of skill. But more than 31,000 dancers in China made it look easy. Guinness World Records says that 31,697 Chinese women set the record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. The participants danced for more … Read moreUnited in Worship

Phubbing – A bad way to treat someone

When was the last time someone looked down at their smartphone while you were talking to them? You were “phubbed”—snubbed by someone who chose to turn their attention to their phone. Phubbing happens, but it isn’t a kind way to treat someone. God has called us to a much higher standard of love and respect … Read morePhubbing – A bad way to treat someone

Model It – Words & Action

It was a regular Monday evening at a senior care facility. Hamburgers were on the menu, and an 87-year-old named Patty was eating hers when she began to choke. But just in the nick of time, another resident came to the rescue and did the Heimlich maneuver on her—saving the day. That resident was none … Read moreModel It – Words & Action

Battle Strategy – How do you fight?

Not all wars are fought just the same way – Today’s devotional talk us through. At the height of an African government’s struggle with a terrorist rebel group, the president turned to the church for help. As people began to pray, an army chaplain declared that the war wouldn’t be won in battle, but through … Read moreBattle Strategy – How do you fight?

Cheerful Hospitality

After Mary and Jim married and moved into their first apartment, they decided to set aside a room in which to host others. I became a beneficiary of their warm hospitality on a teaching trip. They welcomed me, a stranger, into their home and showered me with love. The practice of hospitality is central in … Read moreCheerful Hospitality

The Great Divide

A ministry leader once tried an interesting communication experiment. Holding giant whiteboards and some markers, he engaged passersby on his city’s streets. On one whiteboard, people were asked to write what they wanted to tell the church. The messages weren’t very kind. On the other board, people were asked to write, “What do you want … Read moreThe Great Divide