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Daily Bread Archive

Title Date
The book behind the story

Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. v. 111

April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Giving all

Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. v. 1

April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Hope lives

Your faith — of greater worth than gold… may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. v. 7

April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Now go!

Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. v. 12

April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
A happy ending

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. v. 32

April 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Facing the impossible

See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands. 6:2

April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
A father who runs

 Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.  —Luke 19:10

April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
God’s world

I knew my son would enjoy receiving a map of the world for his birthday.

April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Outrunning cheetahs

The grass withers and the flower fall. . . . But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. vv. 7,31

April 18, 2017 - 12:00am
We’re a community

The Lord] gave some . . . for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. — Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV

April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Come to me

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. v. 29

April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Enjoying his meal

Do this in remembrance of me.  v.24

April 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Pain with a purpose

I asked several friends what their most difficult, painful experience in life had been.

April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Why me?

British pastor Joseph Parker was asked, “Why did Jesus choose Judas to be one of His disciples?”

April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s beautiful!

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.” v. 6

April 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Who are you?

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” v. 10

April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Fragrant living

I am amply supplied, now that I have received… the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering… to God.  v. 18

April 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Firm foundation

Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. v. 24

April 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Solid-rock faith

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. v.2

April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
The best fishing holes

[Paul] was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things. — 2 Corinthians 12:4

April 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Too much for me

My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. v. 39

April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Don’t worry!

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. v. 7

April 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Pray first

When my husband and I supervise our son’s piano practice sessions, we begin by asking God to help us. We pray first because neither my husband nor I know how to play the instrument. Together, all three of us are coming to understand musical mysteries such as the meaning of “staccato” and “legato” and when to use the piano’s black keys.

April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Why me?

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.   —Romans 5:8

British pastor Joseph Parker was asked, “Why did Jesus choose Judas to be one of His disciples?” He thought deeply about the question for a while but could not come up with an answer. He said that he kept running into an even more baffling question: “Why did He choose me?”

March 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Sharing a burger

Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16

March 30, 2017 - 12:00am
The mud puddle

My friend Ed was telling me a story about his little son.

March 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Trail trees

In recent years, my daughter has become fascinated with the history of the indigenous people in northern Michigan where she lives.

March 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Foley artists

Crunch. Crunch. Whoosh! In the early days of film, Foley artists created sounds to support the story’s action.

March 27, 2017 - 12:00am
The definite choice

Coming from someone who used to value ancestral gods, my 90-year-old father’s statement near the end of his life was remarkable: “When I die,” he spoke laboriously, “nobody should do anything other than what the church will do.

March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
God’s clocks

I visit two elderly women from time to time.

March 25, 2017 - 12:00am