Month: July 2015

How To Have Peace

The Kamppi Chapel of Silence in Helsinki, Finland, stands out in its urban setting. The curved structure, covered with wood, buffers the noise from the busy city outside. Designers created the chapel as a quiet space and a “calm environment for visitors to compose themselves.” It’s a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

            Many people long for peace, and a few minutes of silence may soothe our minds. But the Bible teaches that real peace—peace with God—comes from His Son. The apostle Paul said, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through…

Brand Standards

Our Daily Bread Ministries Logos & Brand Guidelines

Our Daily Bread encourages people around the world to draw closer to God. A consistent brand will help make sure that every time someone interacts with Our Daily Bread Ministries, they have a better understanding of who we are and what we do. Consistency will create a feeling of familiarity and build trust in our…

Learning to Die 1,000 times every day

My left eye hurts and keeps on tearing probably because I’ve been given the wrong prescription for my spectacles. I’m thirsty from walking around all day running errands for my dad.

A New Beginning

Dealing with past regrets or facing changes in life? This selection of articles from Our Daily Bread shows how God offers each of us a fresh start in life. [Read online] [Printed copies out of stocks]

How Jesus comforts us

On the eve of His death, Jesus had an intimate meal with His disciples, and He loved them to the end. The disciples had no idea what plans Jesus had for them. Join us for a rich discussion about how Jesus comforted His disciples, and us!

He Found Me

The film Amazing Grace was set in the late 1700s. It tells the story of William Wilberforce, a politician who was driven by his faith in Christ to commit his money and energy to abolishing the slave trade in England. In one scene, Wilberforce’s butler finds him praying. The butler asks, “You found God, Sir?” Wilberforce responds, “I think He found me.”

The Bible pictures humanity as wayward and wandering sheep. It says, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way” (Isa. 53:6). In fact, this wayward condition is so deeply rooted in us…

How to have peace during times of confusion

When things are in disarray, where do we set our sights? Join us today as we talk about the hope to come, and how that reality can help us have peace now.

How Taking Up the Cross Became A Daily Affair

Eons ago, my would-be-mentor gave me a little card when she first invited me to join my church’s youth ministry leadership team. I do not recall what she wrote, but the quote on the card remains etched in my memory, some fifteen years on. It said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)

Grey Power

Dutch artist Yoni Lefevre created a project called “Grey Power” to show the vitality of the aging generation in the Netherlands. She asked local schoolchildren to sketch their grandparents. Lefevre wanted to show an “honest and pure view” of older people, and she believed children could help supply this. The youngsters’ drawings reflected a fresh and lively perspective of their elders—grandmas and grandpas were shown playing tennis, gardening, painting, and more!

Caleb, of ancient Israel, was vital into his senior years. As a young man, he infiltrated the Promised Land before the Israelites conquered it. Caleb believed God would help his…

Media Club

Three times a year we offer CDs and DVDs packed with quality topics. Previous CDs and DVDs have included audio teaching material, studies on books of the Bible, videos on areas of Christian living, and documentaries. These resources are offered without cost or obligation.

You can subscribe to the Media Club by emailing us at ireland@odb.org.

Church Visits

Would you like someone from Our Daily Bread Ministries to visit your church and share more about who we are, what we can do and how your church can be involved? We know it is only with the partnership of you and your church that we can make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.…

Discover an invitation from Jesus

Saying life is messy is an understatement for most of us! So is it possible for us to have peace about our life only when everything gets in order? Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled . . . trust Me.”

How I Managed Doubt In My Life

When I was in primary school, I used to stammer. This speech impediment hampered my conversations with friends, teachers, and parents, leaving me with feelings of inadequacy.

Whose Mess?

“Could they not carry their own garbage this far?” I grumbled to Jay as I picked up empty bottles from the beach and tossed them into the trash bin less than 20 feet away. “Did leaving the beach a mess for others make them feel better about themselves? I sure hope these people are tourists. I don’t want to think that any locals would treat our beach with such disrespect.”

The very next day I came across a prayer I had written years earlier about judging others. My own words reminded me of how wrong I was to take pride in…

I was born and raised in Rwanda. I had five siblings and the most amazing parents. My parents were very devout and we went to church regularly. We read the Bible and prayed together every night as a family. We were taught to love and treat others like family too. When I imagined heaven, I pictured my family lining up before God and my dad introducing my mom and us children to Him. And then God would wave us through, leading us into heaven. I could not possibly imagine things going any other way.

But around 8 p.m., April 6,…

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