Author: Lisa Samra

Art

Crushed and Beautiful

This painting, Consider the Lilies, is part of a collection of stunning art by Makoto Fujimura that inspired today’s devotional. Fujimura employs an ancient style of

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Our Daily Bread

Useless Without Love

Useless Without Love came from the very frustrating experience of trying to assemble a table before realizing I was missing an essential piece. Until I

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Our Daily Bread

No Greater Love

On many U.S. holidays like July 4th, we celebrate freedom while remembering that it often comes at a cost. Today’s devotional reflects on the willingness

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Our Daily Bread

Food From Heaven

Can you think of anything more delicious than chocolate falling from the sky? It actually happened in Switzerland. But the idea of food from heaven

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Our Daily Bread

Gratitude on Earth Day

Whether we live in crowded cities or rural areas, we should care for the place we call home. Today’s devotional reminds us that our responsibility to

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Easter

His Cross of Peace

The painting stopped me in my tracks as I looked into the eyes of Simon of Cyrene, the man pulled from the crowd and forced

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Our Daily Bread

Chatty Bus

I love the name – – Chatty Bus! It’s a bus company’s initiative to help engage its passengers in meaningful conversations knowing that many of

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God Hears Her

Citizen of Heaven

I hope you find great comfort in the reminder from today’s God Hears Her blog post that we are citizens of heaven. The idea was sparked

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Our Daily Bread

Part of the Family

A shocking plot twist of the English period drama Downton Abbey was the romance between the Irish chauffeur, Tom Branson, and Lady Sybil, the youngest daughter

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Christian Life

The Story of the Bible

The story of the Bible is our story too.  Learn more in my blog post for the God Hears Her online community. And the article describes one

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Christmas

A Down Under Christmas

Like me, you are likely finishing up the final touches for Christmas and making sure you have all the traditional food and activities prepared for

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Christian Life

Growing Generous Hearts

The Grinch! The iconic Christmas grouch, who is described as having a heart “two sizes too small.” But by the end of the story, his

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Our Daily Bread

Celebrating Diversity

East Kentwood High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony that honored the many countries of origin of the graduating class was a beautiful picture of diversity. It

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