Category: Our Daily Bread

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Choosing Hope

In today’s devotional, I write about my experience with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) because of the long, dark winters in Michigan. While I’ve learned it

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Love Locks

Today’s devotional took place several years ago when I was visiting mission partners in Europe. Reading it again today when my life can feel so unanchored

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Named By God

Today’s devotional is based on the idea that nicknames can be a source of encouragement or a reminder of suffering and failure. What are the

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Art

Betrayed

Today’s devotional comes from the Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. What fascinates me about this painting depicting the aftermath of Jesus’ announcement

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Found On the Edges

Today’s devotional was written after watching a motorcycle demonstration at CityFest Grand Rapids in September 2019. I hope the truth that God sees you even

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Eclipse

Do you remember all the excitement surrounding the total eclipse that was visible in West Michigan during summer 2017? That unique experience became the basis

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Curtained Off

Again today, if you read the Our Daily Bread booklet you would not have seen one of my devotionals; however, if you have the ODB

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The Full Reveal

If you read the Our Daily Bread booklet you would not have seen one of my devotionals; however, if you have the ODB app, it

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Delight in the Book

One unique aspect of writing for Our Daily Bread is that the process from submission to publication is at least one year, which means the

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Ever-Present Presence

With several soccer fans in the family, we were excited to watch the 2018 World Cup.  When Colombian forward Radamel Falcao scored in a game against

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Never Forgotten

Today’s devotional came out of God’s gracious reminder to me that He can’t forget me…or you.  May that be an encouragement to your heart as

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Gratitude

Gratitude is a spiritual discipline that is important for me to practice on a regular basis, whether the week of Thanksgiving or the middle of

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This is Me

The lyrics of “This is Me” remind us to choose our words carefully. My reflections on the song inspired today’s devotional. If you have not heard

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I Will Fear No Evil

  I enjoy all kinds of books but some of my favorites are memoirs because they can feel like extended testimonies, a reflection of God’s

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