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“Great Day” Friday 04/19/2019
Of all the decisions we make here on earth, in the end, only one will be a matter of eternal life, or death.
Two thieves were crucified alongside Jesus, both had sinned, but one, by reaching out in faith to Christ, was promised eternity in paradise.
Each of us has sinned.
Each of us has a choice to make.
Each of us can reach out.
The cross stands before us. The cross is calling.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “On Yonder Cross”
“On Yonder Cross” is provided by John W. Peterson / John W. Peterson Music Company / ASCAP
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 04/14/2019 – 04/20/2019
The Chapel Quotes
“Jesus intentionally fulfilled Old Testament Scripture. We believe Jesus was God, and that He came in human form. We are believers in what is called the incarnation,or in the flesh, that God became one of us. Jesus expressed His humanity. He was our suffering Savior. He suffered for us, like us, and He suffers with us.”
“For Jesus, Christ was not a name it was a description of who He was. It was a title, and it means Messiah, or the Appointed One. Jesus turned physical situations into Spiritual opportunities. We thirst for water, but the ultimate thirst in life is our thirst for God.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 04/14/2019.
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Our Devotion: “Living in a Polluted World” by G. Connor Salter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: … to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” James 1:27 (NIV)
In many ways though, sin behaves like pollution. In a wastewater spill, pollutants escape into rivers or ponds and spread terrible diseases as they infect environments.
We can definitely say this is a problem.
We know we can’t simply solve the problem by not generating any kind of polluting waste. That is not possible.
We cannot simply avoid talking about pollutants and hope they will go away either; the waste continues to leak out. Instead, the correct response is to acknowledge the waste exists, that it isn’t going away, and do whatever we can to minimize its effect, including helping other people suffering from it.
Prayer: Lord, help me to not be polluted by this world, but to admit sin is real and as I walk with you, show me how to help people struggling with sin. Amen.
Book Review 04/17/2019
This Book Review is by Linda Taylor, assistant professor of Professional Writing at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Reason to Breathe
By Deborah Raney
Gilead Publishing, PB, 352 pages
In this first book in Raney’s upcoming Chandler Sisters series, we are introduced to Phylicia (Phee), Joanna, and Britt who make their home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Their mother has just passed away from cancer, their father has disappeared to Florida (with the hospice nurse) with instructions left for his daughters to clean out and sell the family home. The sisters are left to grieve, to wonder, to worry, and to figure out how to move on when both parents are now as good as gone.
Enter Quinn, an employee in their father’s construction company who is sent to help the sisters carry out their father’s instructions. But there’s more . . . their father had located a property on the edge of town with a cottage and two “cabins” (so named by the sisters because of the work needed to fix them up). Their father wants Quinn to recommend that the sisters purchase the property with the inheritance left by their mother. After much concern and arguing, the girls determine that this could be an investment if they fix up the property and advertise it as an Airbnb.
In the process of moving, Phylicia discovers a secret compartment in her mother’s old desk holding a photograph, a letter, and a wedding ring with a necklace. Studying the photo creates questions about the girls’ mother and the true identity of Phylicia’s father. These questions create chaos for Phylicia, even as she begins to discover the much-older Quinn’s long-hidden feelings for her.
Raney creates a charming story with the dynamic of three sisters learning to navigate new waters individually and together. Each woman is unique, likeable, and real. Readers will enjoy meeting this family and cheer them on as the story unfolds.
This book will resonate with women who love Christian fiction, especially women who understand the dynamic of sisters. The characters in the book are people of faith who struggle with questions, especially in the wake of the untimely death of the mother. There is the concern of the father who initially leaves with the (much younger) hospice nurse. Also, there is admission one character of having had premarital sex. But the backdrop of each unveiling reveals the characters’ sorrow at such decisions and their desire to be faithful to God.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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