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Biblical Prayers for Healing

I have very little control over when my work is published when writing for other ministries and websites.  I find it interesting that my most recent Our Daily Bread devotional was on laughter, and my next published work is on praying for those who are suffering and grieving.  Wherever you

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Humor

Biblical Prescription

It was fun to write today’s devotional about friends who inspired our family to have a regular joke night. We have found laughter to be

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Our Daily Bread

Washed Clean

Christ is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! Today’s devotional wasn’t written with Easter in mind, but the result of a very frustrating experience of having

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Our Daily Bread

Creator and Sustainer

Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional was based on a conversation I had with Philippe, a member of our congregation. As he patiently showed me the

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God Told Me

God Told Me Interview

Jim was interviewed about his book, God Told Me, by Kim Wier, host of “Sunday Night Live,” on 89.3 KSBJ Radio in Houston, Texas. Listen

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Our Daily Bread

Not Enough?

This is a “flashback” devotional from February 2018, the encouragement that we serve a God of abundance and blessing. However, I also appreciate the gentle

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Our Daily Bread

Righteous Among the Nations

Today’s devotionals was inspired by a visit we took to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Israel. Surrounding the museum is the Righteous Among the

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Books

An Extra Mile

An Extra Mile is Sharon Garlough Brown’s fourth and final installment in the Sensible Shoes series.  The fiction book series explores the lives of an

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Our Daily Bread

Winter Snow

Merry Christmas! Today’s devotional is based on the beautiful song by Audrey Assad.  If you have never seen the video, it is beautiful so I

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Our Daily Bread

Mosaic of Beauty

Today’s devotional is inspired by one of my favorite places in Israel, Ein Karem, the historic site where Mary and Elizabeth met and encouraged each

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Our Daily Bread

God is Here

Today’s devotional is inspired by this sign in our home reminding us that God is always present with us. You can read the devotional at

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Our Daily Bread

Power of Touch

  I have always been moved by the story of British doctor Paul Brand (1914-2003) who worked as a missionary in India and president of

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Isaiah

Isaiah 8 Prayer

Following is the prayer based on Isaiah 8 used at the end of today’s service.  Jim led the congregation in this responsive prayer saying the

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Our Daily Bread

Stories of Jesus

Today’s devotional captures my love of books and libraries from a very early age, but points to truth that all the libraries in the world

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