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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 26, 2006

February 26, 2006

Devotion for February 26, 2006 James Gilmore was a member of the London Missionary Society who traveled to Mongolia in 1872. When he died 21 years later he had little to show for his effort and could point to only a handful of converts. Still, throughout his life Gilmore was driven by a passion to proclaim Christ to those who had not yet...

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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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todayintheword.org February 10, 2007

Devotion for February 12, 2007

February 12, 2007

Devotion for February 12, 2007 For the first time since its inception in 1952, the National Prayer Breakfast was chaired in 2006 by a Christian senator and co-chaired by a Jewish senator. Often, invitations to public prayer require generic definitions of faith and God that exclude references to Jesus Christ. Faith cannot be extracted from...

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todayintheword.org February 12, 2007

Devotion for February 19, 2007

February 19, 2007

Devotion for February 19, 2007 In the early fifth century, a monk by the name of Simeon built a pillar sixty feet high with a circumference of little more than three feet. It was on this perch that Simeon lived for thirty years, preaching to the crowds who came to hear him. The Middle Ages offer many such severe examples in which piety was...

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todayintheword.org February 19, 2007

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 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 09, 2008

February 9, 2008

Devotion for February 09, 2008 Two Old Testament stories paint a picture to help us understand the authority God gave Moses and how He meant for him to use it. The story of Joseph in Genesis and the story of Mordecai in Esther have parallel conclusions: both rise to power and receive the king’s signet ring, giving them power to act in the...

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todayintheword.org February 9, 2008

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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todayintheword.org February 10, 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

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