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“Great Day” Tuesday 03/28/2023 

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“Great Day Presents” Week of 03/26/2023 

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The Chapel Quotes

We understand who Jesus is, but when it comes to following Him we are all across the board. Where do you think following Jesus will lead you? He has three commands, deny one’s self, take up your cross daily and follow Him. Many are believers who are not followers. Denying one’s self means saying no to one’s self-interests. It means waking up every morning and instead of thinking about you, what you want to happen, your plans for the day, thinking how you can be a blessing to those around you.”

“Carrying your cross means saying yes to the will of the Father. The Father has a plan that we don’t see but is much better than anything we can possibly conceive. If you want to live a life that doesn’t mean much at the end, live it all for you. Following Jesus will lead to life and life abundantly. Following Jesus comes with tremendous benefits. Start each day praying not my will but Yours be done.

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger

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Devotion 03/26/2023
Our Devotion: “Our Free Will” is by Michael D. Moore of Defiance, Ohio, a professional writing major at Taylor University. He is a contributing writer for Church Libraries and Christian Book Previews.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  John 15:7

Looking back a few years, I can remember the days when I had my little bursts of determination to do something that I would forget about later on.  There was the time when I had a problem with keeping up with prayer.  One night I’d be bound and determined to pray to God every second of the day.  Two weeks later I’d say the exact thing when I apologized to God for not talking to him lately.

Then there was the time when I said there was absolutely no way I’d ever watch this new scary movie gaining popularity throughout the school.  I was above that kind of garbage!  A few sleepless nights later, I had to explain to my mom that the red mark on my forehead was because the edge of my desk happened to be in my way when I dozed off in class. 

If we weren’t given our free will by God, then problems like this or otherwise wouldn’t be happening.  I asked my dad one day why God gave us free will.  His answer was, “Because He wants us to come to Him by our own choosing.  That, and He enjoys letting us learn a few lessons on our own sometimes!”

PRAYER:  Dear Lord, thank you for giving us the will to do what we want, but please help us to make the right decisions as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Book Review 03/22/2023

This Book Review is by Sarah Lozier from Inkster, Michigan, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
Sara Brunsvold
Revell, PB, 354 pages


Aidyn Kelley is a reporter at Kansas City Star who wants more out of her job. She feels she’s been stagnant at her job for a while now and deciding to get out of her funk, she emails her boss asking for a better assignment and no more fluff pieces. This doesn’t go over well, as she is almost fired. A chance to redeem her job and reputation comes in the form of an obituary for a resident at Sacred Promise Senior Care Center. In comes Clara Kip, an energetic, goofy, friendly, and spiritual older woman. 

The story goes through the budding friendship between Clara and Aidyn as they both navigate this new era of their lives. Poor Clara is close to her end and Aidyn still has much to learn. Clara views Aidyn as a mentee in spiritual and life lessons, yet Aidyn just wants to write an article. She soon grows to like the old woman as she looks into Mrs. Kip’s history with her deceased husband and her life since. This story is a story of friendship, faith, and new chances.

Sara Brunsvold’s first book finally got published after many years. Her personal blog says that her shy 12-year-old self would be proud. Her first book has been successful so far with an average of 4.52 stars on Goodreads. She currently has another book in the making, which is yet to be announced.

The suggested audience would range anywhere from young adult to older adults. It has truths and revelations that could apply to younger generations and older. The truths of friendship, religion, and new chances can apply to everyone. Everyone could learn something from either Clara Kip or Aidyn Kelley. 

Aidyn starts out the book being scared and ashamed of her spirituality. Clara Kip is on the opposite end of the spectrum and is open and unashamed of her religion. They help Charles Slesher, who is a resident of the Care Center, a friend of Clara’s who gets no visitors, as he lays in bed. Aidyn meets him for the first time, and they read Psalm 23 to him, and he begins to awaken and his condition improves. Clara says, “ours is a God of new life, Miss Kelley.” 

This story deals with faith, how we approach our faith, and how our faith dictates our life.

Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)

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