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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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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

Devotion for February 04, 2005

February 4, 2005

Devotion for February 04, 2005 President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that read, “The buck stops here.” This slogan served as a reminder to the president that being in authority meant that he must answer for the things done on his watch. Others might be able to “pass the buck” and avoid responsibility. He could not. All human leaders...

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todayintheword.org February 4, 2005

Devotion for February 10, 2005

February 10, 2005

Devotion for February 10, 2005 A medical center in Edmonton, Canada, recently launched a pilot program to recruit and train volunteers who will serve as greeters in the emergency waiting area. The greeters’ mission is to provide comfort and to support patients and family members who must often wait hours before being seen by one of the medical...

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todayintheword.org February 10, 2005

Devotion for February 11, 2005

February 11, 2005

Devotion for February 11, 2005 Sir James Barrie, the British journalist and playwright, cherished his privacy and did not appreciate the intrusiveness of many reporters. A reporter once visited his home with the hope of obtaining an interview. When Barrie opened the door, the reporter smiled and said, “Sir James Barrie, I presume?” Barrie...

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todayintheword.org February 11, 2005

Devotion for February 18, 2005

February 18, 2005

Devotion for February 18, 2005 In his book Every Second Counts, six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong laments that he did not work as hard on his marriage as he did on his racing career: “All I knew was that in trying to do everything, we’d forgotten to do the most important thing,” he writes. “We forgot to be married. People warn...

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todayintheword.org February 18, 2005

Devotion for February 19, 2005

February 19, 2005

Devotion for February 19, 2005 In his book Holiness by Grace, Bryan Chapell recounts the old tale of a man who died and met the angel Gabriel at the gates of heaven. Gabriel tells the man that each of the good things he has done will be assigned a certain number of points and that he needs a hundred points to enter heaven. The man had been...

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