April 24, 2014

Day 1 – Who Cares for Slave Girls?

By Mark Buchanan. Who cares for slave girls? Paul does. Before he met Jesus, this man cared only for his own outsized ego and self-serving…

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April 29, 2014

Day 2 – Lights, Camera. And Then Action.

By Joel Gordon Lights. Camera. Action. Gripping characters and extraordinary circumstances in films and TV shows often move us. Before the camera rolls, you never…

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April 30, 2014

Day 3 – The incalculable value of our children

By Karen Stiller. I have a love/hate relationship with this Bible story. Hannah, as we all know, is the mother-to-be in the Old Testament who…

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May 1, 2014

Day 4 – The Child on the Cross

By Alan L. Hayes. As 2014 dawned, the Jewish Museum in New York was featuring a special exhibition of the paintings of the much beloved…

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May 2, 2014

Day 5 – The World’s Greatest Children’s Advocate

By Bruce and Tracy Clemenger. When we think of child-trafficking, we think it only involves children overseas. When we think of slavery, we don’t think…

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May 3, 2014

Day 6 – A History of Good

By George Sumner “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to…

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May 4, 2014

Day 7 – To See or Not To See: the Vision of the Prophet Isaiah

By Karen Hamilton. Isaiah is not kidding. The Biblical prophets have many comforting and challenging characteristics but kiddin’ is not one of them. Biblical prophets…

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May 5, 2014

Day 8 – Who knew?

By Gary Nelson. The people of Nazareth didn’t have a clue. And they knew Jesus intimately. This was where he grew up. Rubbed shoulders with…

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May 6, 2014

Day 9 – Pure and Faultless

By John Stackhouse. Well, sure. Looking after people in trouble and staying away from sin—James is not exactly astonishing us with insight into our religion.…

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May 7, 2014

Day 10 – The Newest Oldest Fast

By Greg Paul. These powerful words from Isaiah challenge us to lift up our eyes from our own immediate concerns, so that we may catch…

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May 8, 2014

Day 11 – Holding Hands

By M. Christine Macmillan. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child has a plain language version. Plain language is a way of…

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May 9, 2014

Day 12 – I am My Brother’s Keeper

By John Pellowe. Righteousness, justice, and loving kindness are three concepts that are so important to the Lord, that in Jeremiah 9:24, God says he…

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May 10, 2014

Day 13 – Five Loaves. Two Fish. Great Impact.

By Geoff Tunnicliffe. One of the most famous stories in the Bible is the feeding of the 5000 by Jesus (this was just men so…

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May 11, 2014

Day 14 – Freely Give

By Ann Mainse. What brings you comfort? When our youngest child was little, his “go-to” was an old, worn receiving blanket with bunnies on it,…

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May 12, 2014

BONUS: The Complexity of Love

By Don Posterski. Love is like an unfinished puzzle. In the context of relationships, love is an invitation to put the pieces of life together.…

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