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February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 The heaviest pumpkin ever cultivated in North America was grown in 2015 in Illinois by farmer Gene McMullen. Weighing in at 2,145 pounds, the pumpkin took 93 days of patient care to grow, according to McMullen. The current world record is held by a 2,323-pound specimen from Switzerland, weighed in 2014. Like these giant...

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Devotion for February 02, 2005

February 2, 2005

Devotion for February 02, 2005 Evangelist D. L. Moody was deeply affected by the observation of Henry Varley who said, “The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him.” It is a challenging question. Yet it brings to mind an even more challenging one. What can God do...

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Devotion for February 03, 2005

February 3, 2005

Devotion for February 03, 2005 Joseph Pulitzer, the nineteenth-century newspaper baron and founder of the Pulitzer prize, believed in the power of the press. Not only was Pulitzer convinced that a newspaper ought to be one of the most powerful institutions on earth, he believed that its influence ought to extend beyond the earth. Pulitzer...

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todayintheword.org February 3, 2005

Devotion for February 16, 2005

February 16, 2005

Devotion for February 16, 2005 When Christians talk about having a “mountain-top” experience, they are alluding to the incident described in today’s passage. A mountain-top experience is one that is spiritually exhilarating but temporary. Although we might wish to prolong it, sooner or later we must leave the mountain and go down into the...

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todayintheword.org February 16, 2005

Devotion for February 20, 2005

February 20, 2005

Devotion for February 20, 2005 When Alexander the Great captured the Indian king Porus, he asked the defeated monarch how he would like to be treated. Porus replied, “Like a king.” Alexander asked the ruler if he had any additional requests. Porus replied that he did not, “for everything is comprehended in the word ‘king.’ ” Alexander was...

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todayintheword.org February 20, 2005

Devotion for February 21, 2005

February 21, 2005

Devotion for February 21, 2005 In his poem about the Triumphal Entry, G. K. Chesterton writes from the point of view of the donkey that carried Christ into Jerusalem. The donkey begins by lamenting his unattractive features—his “monstrous head and sickening cry and ears like errant wings.” The donkey characterizes himself as “the devil’s...

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todayintheword.org February 21, 2005

Devotion for February 23, 2005

February 23, 2005

Devotion for February 23, 2005 Evangelist Billy Sunday once told the story of an assistant who had been sent by D. L. Moody into a dangerous part of the city of Chicago to try to preach the gospel to a group of social anarchists. It was an unlikely audience. “Do the best you can,” Moody advised the man, “and some night I’ll come down and...

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todayintheword.org February 23, 2005

Devotion for February 26, 2005

February 26, 2005

Devotion for February 26, 2005 Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate provided another opportunity for Him to talk His way out of trouble. Pilate was a mid-level Roman official who had been appointed prefect of Judea. He had been picked for this responsibility by Tiberius the Roman Emperor. His religious insensitivity and ruthless behavior toward...

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todayintheword.org February 26, 2005

Devotion for February 08, 2007

February 8, 2007

Devotion for February 08, 2007 Bob and Tina Muzikowski founded Chicago Hope Academy in Chicago’s Near West Side. For their children, attending the neighborhood high school, where freshmen girls were reportedly raped in the school bathroom as an “orientation,” was not an option. In this environment of violence they decided to start a school...

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todayintheword.org February 8, 2007

Devotion for February 10, 2007

February 10, 2007

Devotion for February 10, 2007 Every May, the city of Fruita, Colorado, celebrates “Mike the Headless Chicken Day.” They remember Mike the chicken who, back in 1945, survived the chopping block. Mike lived a year and a half after the fateful day when Farmer Lloyd lopped off his head. Our passage today describes what it means to pray like...

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