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Praying Together in Exile

April 7, 2017

Praying Together in Exile Christians love to tell and retell stories about prayer in hard times: Corrie ten Boom praying in the Nazi concentration camp, Darlene Deibler Rose praying in a Japanese prison camp, Amy Carmichael praying in the spiritual darkness of India. These favorite narratives remind us that God faithfully hears and answers...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2017/4/devotions/7/
todayintheword.org April 7, 2017

The Inspiration and Results of Giving

November 21, 2013

The Inspiration and Results of Giving Malawi is the third-poorest country in the world, and the churches there are in great need. Recently, a group of American congregations gave generously to support the work of training pastors and meeting the physical needs of the Malawian people. Upon receiving that gift, one Malawian pastor visited the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2013/11/devotions/21/
todayintheword.org November 21, 2013

Devotion for Oct. 11, 2011

October 11, 2011

Devotion for Oct. 11, 2011 When Renee recounts the birth of her firstborn son to friends, she describes it as the most painful, wonderful, beautiful experience she has ever had. “It was euphoric!” Renee exclaims. “The hours of pain and exhaustion gave way to the greatest joy.” We shall see how the movement from sorrowful lament to unbridled...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/10/devotions/11/
todayintheword.org October 11, 2011

Devotion for Nov. 25, 2004

November 25, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 25, 2004 National Geographic magazine has reported that wild turkeys are now here to stay. A century ago, their population had dwindled to an estimated 30,000, because settlers had moved westward, cleared land that was the turkeys’ natural habitat, and over-hunted them for food. Today, however, due to various factors, wild...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/11/devotions/25/
todayintheword.org November 25, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 27, 2009

November 27, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 27, 2009 Several recent books stress the power of gratitude, such as Seasons of Grace: The Life-Giving Practice of Gratitude by Alan Jones and John O'Neil. On the back cover of this book, one reviewer writes, "Most people are grateful because they're happy; wise people are happy because they're grateful. Thank you, Alan...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/11/devotions/27/
todayintheword.org November 27, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 15, 2009

November 15, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 15, 2009 For many people, the ideal Thanksgiving looks a lot like the Norman Rockwell painting, "Freedom from Want," which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1943. This famous painting depicts a grandmother in a bright, white apron placing a large turkey before a grandfather in his Sunday best, who stands...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/11/devotions/15/
todayintheword.org November 15, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 22, 2009

November 22, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 22, 2009 There once was a very wealthy man. His farmland was very productive. In fact, his crops were so abundant that his barn couldn't hold the harvest. He wasn't quite sure what to do. Finally, he decided to build a bigger barn for the extra grain. Then he could just sit back and relax, knowing that he didn't have to...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/11/devotions/22/
todayintheword.org November 22, 2009

Devotion for December 28, 2007

December 28, 2007

Devotion for December 28, 2007 As is well-known, today’s culture is increasingly driven by sexual immorality. Sex outside of marriage is portrayed as the norm; sitcoms and movies are replete with obscene jokes and sexual innuendoes; and magazines and Web sites glorify lust. Today’s reading is as relevant to contemporary Christians as it was...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2007/12/devotions/28/
todayintheword.org December 28, 2007

Devotion for Nov. 1, 2009

November 1, 2009

Devotion for Nov. 1, 2009 Some visitors to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, are gaining a new appreciation for the thank-you note. Instead of coming back to an expired parking meter to find a $15 parking ticket, these first-time violators find a note that reads, "Thank you for visiting downtown Chapel Hill"! When the city council realized that...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2009/11/devotions/1/
todayintheword.org November 1, 2009

Devotion for Oct. 13, 2011

October 13, 2011

Devotion for Oct. 13, 2011 One Thanksgiving Day ritual is having each person present share something he or she is most thankful for from the previous year. The best testimonies include a problem and a solution for which the witness is especially grateful. Psalm 107 is like this popular holiday ritual in that thankful worshipers are invited...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2011/10/devotions/13/
todayintheword.org October 13, 2011

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