Category: Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Never Alone

In January 2018, I read an article about the staggering increase in loneliness. I was really struck by the concerning concern among health professionals about

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A Mighty Stream

A highlight of a family trip to Washington DC several years ago was a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Sound the Trumpets

Today’s devotional reminds us that if we will “sound the trumpets,” or call out to God for help, He always responds to the prayers of

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A Father’s Prayer

Growing up in Texas, country music was the soundtrack of life. I still enjoy listening to (some) country music and one of my favorite artists

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The Sweetest Harvest

The picture of Israel in Isaiah 5 explored in today’s devotional is a humbling reminder to me of the areas of my life where I

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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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