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“Great Day” Saturday 08/18/2018

Human relationships may crumble and hearts may be broken, but God’s love remains with us forever.
The apostle Paul writes; “Love never fails. Prophecies will cease; tongues will be stilled, knowledge will pass away.
But these remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.”
However fleeting our love for each other, God has said; “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
The love of Jesus Christ never dies.       

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Love Never Dies” by Katherine Jenkins.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 08/12/2018- 08/18/2018


The Chapel Quotes

“All believers are sanctified. Justified is God’s work of declaring us forgiven through Jesus Christ. Sanctification is God’s work that makes us usable to Him because He has set us apart and filled us with His Holy Spirit.”

“There’s something inside the heart of every human that beats for a Creator. That looks for a reason for life, that hopes that there’s something more than me that keeps this universe going.”

“At one point, we all have strayed from God and walked our own path. We seek our own plans before we seek God’s. God’s plan for you does not end if you find yourself in exile.
God’s plan for you is to come back to Him.”

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 08/12/2018.

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Devotion 08/19/2018
Our Devotion: “Waiting in the Past” by Hope Bolinger of Hudson, Ohio, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Philippians 3:13 (NIV)

 Spikes of red paint jutted out.

I glared at the painting in the museum. The picture glowered back. My nose, inches away from the portrait, wrinkled in disgust. Chartreuse, burnt orange, puce, and the vilest of tints peppered the canvas. Even if the colors had a pleasanter hue, my twelve-year-old eyes could not discern a pattern in the chaotic globs of paint. “Hope!” The voice of my father barked. “You need to take a step back. You can’t appreciate the painting up that close.”

Skeptically, I paced backward. To my surprise, the hideous globs of color mellowed. The indiscernible scrawls melded together to form a striking image of a garden.

Like my younger self in the art museum, I have a tendency to scrutinize my life based on the past. I often perceive lost loved ones, betrayals from former friends, and other past tribulations as ugly splotches of paint. However, when I relent a step back, I realize how God has shaped my present with the scribbles of my past. When I let go of nostalgia and refuse to saturate in tiny details of my former self, I can appreciate the brilliant brush strokes of my Creator.

Prayer: Help me, Lord, to concentrate more on the present than the past. Amen.


Book Review 08/15/2018

This Book Review is by J. J. Hanna, a Professional Writing major at Taylor University

Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See
By Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
Tyndale Momentum Books, PB, 257 pages

In Joey, Jennifer Marshall Bleakley tells the heart-wrenching and beautiful story of a ranch ministry that stepped out in faith and accepted the care of a blind horse named Joey.  Challenge after challenge awaited the ranch owner, Kim, and her trusted friends, Lauren and Sarah, as they endeavored to care for Joey. Things that a seeing horse would have no trouble with became major obstacles as they learned how to help this horse navigate his surroundings. After creative solutions, such as wind chimes around his paddock, Joey finally felt safe enough to wander. That safety created all sorts of new struggles with his pasture-mate, Speckles, a horse who faced debilitating joint pain as a result of neglect.

But the challenges were accompanied with many blessings, none of which could have predicted. Joey’s blindness allowed him to reach troubled children more effectively than other horses at the ranch, helping one girl find her voice, one boy feel less alone, and countless others feel the love of God.

Bleakley follows Joey’s caregivers through the story of how they acquired him, how they cared for him, and how he helped keep the ranch from sinking under as they hit difficult financial times. It’s an uplifting story of faith, love, and trust. This book would be suitable for horse-loving Christians ages thirteen and older looking for beautiful stories of how God has worked in the lives of countless people (and even animals).  This book puts the reader face to face with the internal struggle of trusting God and stepping out in “blind” faith. Joey presents story after story of God’s faithfulness.

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