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“Great Day” Tuesday 11/20/2018
German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote; “What does not destroy me makes me stronger.”
We learn from life’s experiences, however painful, and we’re strengthened each time we overcome adversity.
Within each of us there’s a spark of hope to ‘keep on keeping on.’
As we’re reminded by the Psalmist David; “It’s God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.”
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Stronger Than Before” by Olivia Newton-John.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 11/18/2018 – 11/24/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“Persecution is what happens to us, perseverance is how we respond to that. Perseverance is the power to hold on when your instincts say let go. Perseverance is that determination to keep going when every bone in your body says stop. Perseverance is the will to keep trying to restore relationships even when the other person doesn’t want to. Perseverance is the determination to do your part when the other person doesn’t do their part. Perseverance is how we run our race. Perseverance comes from praying and preparation.”
“God has made you for a purpose and He has a race for you to run and it’s not going to be short and it’s not going to be easy. God’s work always faces opposition and dissension. God prepares us for big tests by giving us little tests, and what you think is the big test is really the preparation for the next bigger test. God will prepare you for the battles of life, if by faith you turn your life over to Him.”
“God gives those who believe in Jesus the Holy Spirit to live inside us, and He gives us Spiritual gifts. But please note, God does not give the gift of discouragement. You may be given a position of authority, but if so, use it for God’s glory. The greatest authority you will ever have will not be an election, money or might. The greatest is moral authority. That’s why the world follows Jesus, because of His moral authority.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 11/18/2018.
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Our Devotion: “Mended” by Megan Alms of Indianapolis, Indiana, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV)
When I was nine years old, I was a proud mother. I had adopted many stuffed animals into my family and took great care in keeping them safe. They were my babies—especially my pink poodle Rosie.
But one day, my real dog discovered Rosie. Unfortunately, the real dog also had real teeth and real slobber. I came home to find my precious poodle chewed, matted, and torn. My parents expressed their condolences, offering to buy me a new pink poodle. I, however, would not accept this. Rosie was not the same as all of the other poodles. So, I spent an hour grooming Rosie: brushing her fur, polishing her plastic nose, and mending her tears. I would not give up on her.
I think God sees us as I saw my little poodle. Though there were many stuffed dogs to play with, none of them could replace Rosie in my heart. I loved her despite her brokenness. Likewise, when I have become worn, it seems impossible for God to heal me personally when there are so many other people in the world. But, he sees and loves each of us uniquely, and no amount of damage could diminish that.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for continuing to love me despite my brokenness. Remind me that, even when I feel alone in despair, you will mend me and keep me as your own. Amen.
Book Review 11/14/2018
This Book Review is by Alyssa Roat, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell, PB, 344 pages
As Book One of the Nantucket Legacy Series, this book kicks off the saga with a fascinating historical setting, an adventurous plot, and heartwarming romance. It’s 1767, and Nantucket native Phoebe Starbuck is thrilled to marry the dashing sea captain Phineas Foulger, but her father is not so sure. When Phoebe insists on joining Phineas on the high seas, her father sends along her childhood friend Matthew Macy to keep watch over her. However, the sea is not what Phoebe expected, and she finds solace in the diary of her legendary great-grandmother.
As she spends hours deciphering the faint script, she begins to realize “Great Mary” had a secret that could change Phoebe’s life—and that Captain Phineas Foulger may not be exactly what or who he has claimed to be.
One of the best features of this book is its historical setting, featuring whaling ships, Quaker meetinghouses, and Nantucket Island as it was before the Revolutionary War. The journal pages from Pheobe’s great-grandmother provide a fascinating look at colonial life in the 1650s. The settings shine like characters all their own, illuminating a tumultuous time for the Christian faith.
The romance is predictable, but still cute, and the redemption elements of the plot (as characters come to rely on Christ) are sweet, if somewhat clichéd. However, the plot does have some unexpected twists that add spice to the narrative. Christian women with a taste for romance and historical fiction will find this book a delight. This book is clearly fiction, designed to entertain, but God plays a prominent role guiding the characters and leading them to Himself.
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