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Devotion for February 10, 2008

February 10, 2008

Devotion for February 10, 2008 Jean Racine, a French playwright living in the days of Louis XIV, understood what “royal favor” was all about. Having written two works praise-worthy of the king, Racine was honored by a widely sought-after invitation to the palace. His great reward: he would watch Louis XIV wake up in the morning. This high...

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Devotion for February 11, 2008

February 11, 2008

Devotion for February 11, 2008 In September 2007, General David Petraeus appeared before Congress to report progress in Iraq and to dissuade Congress from any action to reduce the number of American troops in that region. As the commanding general of the multinational force in Iraq, he was the most powerful military leader on the ground.

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todayintheword.org February 11, 2008

Devotion for February 16, 2008

February 16, 2008

Devotion for February 16, 2008 In Ian Falconer’s illustrated book, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia stands in front of her class to tell about her spring vacation. Always one for flair, Olivia describes how she, her mother, and her little brother went to the circus only to find all the circus performers were out sick with ear infections. She...

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todayintheword.org February 16, 2008

Devotion for February 17, 2008

February 17, 2008

Devotion for February 17, 2008 An executive at Oracle described his company’s CEO, Larry Ellison, in these words: “The difference between God and Larry is that God doesn’t believe he is Larry.” This can be an area of temptation and subsequent failure in so many leaders: they think they’re indispensable and infallible. Sadly, this isolates...

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todayintheword.org February 17, 2008

Devotion for February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008

Devotion for February 18, 2008 Henri Nouwen has written powerfully on the subject of Christian leadership. His story was unusual in many ways. He left his prestigious professorship at an academic seminary for living and working with the mentally handicapped. And he did so as a deliberate attempt to flee what ministry had become for him: just...

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todayintheword.org February 18, 2008

Devotion for February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008

Devotion for February 21, 2008 On her twenty-first birthday, Barbara Hutton inherited the $50 million Woolworth fortune. She seemed to have a glamorous life with a lavish debutante party, mansions around the globe, and the royalty of Europe as friends. But all her wealth could not buy love: her mother had committed suicide when Barbara was...

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todayintheword.org February 21, 2008

Devotion for February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008

Devotion for February 22, 2008 Some governments, such as the ones in Great Britain and Israel, allow for members of parliament to call for a vote of no-confidence in their leaders. This referendum on the leader of the ruling party can force a change in power in the middle of a political term if there is dissatisfaction with the current state...

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todayintheword.org February 22, 2008

Devotion for February 23, 2008

February 23, 2008

Devotion for February 23, 2008 Visitors to Rome can see Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of Moses. Strangely, Moses is a horned figure! Michelangelo read the Vulgate, a translation of Scripture from Hebrew to Latin by Jerome. He mistranslated the Hebrew word for “radiant face,” rendering it as horns. Since the Vulgate, we have more accurate...

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todayintheword.org February 23, 2008

Devotion for February 24, 2008

February 24, 2008

Devotion for February 24, 2008 In his book, God in the Wasteland, David Wells laments, “It is one of the defining marks of our time that God is now weightless. I do not mean by this that he is ethereal, but rather that he has become unimportant. He rests on the world so inconsequentially as not to be noticeable.” The “weightlessness” of God...

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todayintheword.org February 24, 2008

Devotion for February 27, 2008

February 27, 2008

Devotion for February 27, 2008 In Charles Dickens’s story, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge lives a pathetic and miserly life. He acquires great riches for himself, none of which he shares. On the night of Christmas Eve, soon after the death of his business partner, three spirits visit him. They show him Christmas Past, Christmas Present,...

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todayintheword.org February 27, 2008

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