Month: May 2015

I am Loved by the One I Despised

Written By Edwin B. Yambot, Philippines Growing up in a poverty-stricken and hostile environment, I was ashamed of my life. And though my grandmother was a devout Methodist, my negative perception about the world impeded my growth in the Christian faith and contributed to my cynicism about God. After graduating with a degree in Social […]

The Blame Game

I’ve been blamed for a lot of things, and rightly so. My sin, failure, and incompetence have caused grief, anxiety, and inconvenience for friends and family (and probably even for strangers). I’ve also been blamed for things that were not my fault, things I was powerless to change.

Our Daily Bread Ministries

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The Gift Of Tears

I called a longtime friend when his mother died. She had been a close friend of my mother, and now both had passed on. As we spoke, our conversation slipped easily into a cycle of emotion—tears of sorrow now that Beth was gone and tears of laughter as we recalled the caring and fun person she had been.

For Whom Do We Take a Stand?

Whenever we think about overcoming challenges, the story of David and Goliath comes to mind. It shows us that God is the one who empowers the weak, humbles the mighty, and gives us the victory. While we know the account of the duel between the teenaged David and Goliath well enough, perhaps we should also […]

While listening to the Bible study on May 29th on I Corinthians 1: 3-7, I realized where the Lord has placed me as a Barnabas.  26 years after choosing an abortion for an unplanned pregnancy, I found healing and restoration in a Bible study for post-abortive women at a pregnancy care center.  Through that experience, I began to volunteer at a local pregnancy care center.  About a year ago, I had the blessed experience of co-facilitating the same post-abortive study (Forgiven and Set Free) with the woman who was the facilitator when I went through the study.  I rejoiced in seeing the participants transform as they accepted God's forgiveness and embraced freedom.  I still volunteer at our local center and always come home feeling blessed by the clients the Lord brings my way.  Not all are post-abortive, but all are on the road I once took.  God is so awesome in the plans that He has for us!

When I Wanted to be like Her

Written By Christin Siahaan, originally in Bahasa Indonesia She could be a good friend or just an acquaintance. She’s also talented, successful, popular, and nice. I wish I could be like her. Have you ever thought that way? It starts with an observation of someone we know, is followed by admiration, and, before we know […]

Discover how anyone can be an encourager

This week on “Discover the Word,” we have looked at how the New Testament follower of Christ Barnabas embodied a spirit of encouragement. But does everyone have that type of personality or gifts? Don’t miss our final discussion in this study on Barnabas!

Jesus and the Rohingya Refugees

Imagine being stranded at sea for more than a month without food and water. Packed into boats with hundreds of others, and with dwindling supplies, you have to drink urine in order to survive. The dead are thrown overboard. That is exactly what some 2,000 refugees are facing in the Bay of Bengal now.

Mysterious Ways

When my son began attending Chinese language classes, I marveled at the papers he brought home after his first session. As a native English speaker, it was difficult for me to understand how the written characters related to the spoken words. The language seemed incredibly complex to me—almost incomprehensible.

Discover how to respond when someone falls down

When we witness the failures of others, our typical response is to shake our head or wag our finger. But today on “Discover the Word,” we’ll take a look at the life of Barnabas and see how an encourager responds with a helping hand.

Why I’ve Always Loved Superheroes

Written By Desiree U. Angeles, Philippines Growing up, I was a huge fan of Batman. I know it’s probably unusual for a girl to like this character, but I’ve always found the winged hero fascinating because he could defeat villains even though he didn’t have any supernatural powers. Perhaps I loved Batman also because I […]

I’m Stumped

The riddle stumped me: What is greater than God—and more evil than the devil? The poor have it. The rich need it. And if you eat it you will die.

Another lesson from the life of Barnabas

When the disciples heard about a church in need of help, they didn’t send a teacher, a judge, or a bodyguard. They sent “The Encourager” instead! Take a look with us at the impact an encouraging person can make in the family of faith.

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