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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.11.21

By | Apr-11-2021 | Daily Bread

Young David was a shepherd who was also a soldier. He was a harpist, whose music could tame the savage beast.  He was a hero and a popular peasant who had overcome great adversity.  People were singing his praises and comparing him to King Saul and Saul was not looking so good anymore.

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.10.21

By | Apr-10-2021 | Daily Bread

Here we have the words of Jesus to a would-be follower.  Jesus’ words sound harsh, but they may not be as harsh as they sound, though certainly there is urgency in them.  It is likely that the scribe’s father wasn’t dead and maybe not even close to death.

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.9.21

By | Apr-09-2021 | Daily Bread

One of my favorite places to visit is Fort Davis in the Davis Mountains of Texas.  It is an area that has its own kind of beauty.  There aren’t many trees larger than the small and scrubby little trees that have taken hold in that semi-arid land.

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.7.21

By | Apr-07-2021 | Daily Bread

One day an expert in the law approached Jesus and asked a question “to test him”:  “Which commandment in the law is the greatest?”  Jesus answered, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.5.21

By | Apr-05-2021 | Daily Bread

Our scripture reading comes after a challenging time for Elijah, the prophet.  You can read that part of the story in the preceding verses, but suffice it to say that it was a time of intense and productive activity, relational conflict, physical exhaustion, a major success, and a crushing disappointment.

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.3.21

By | Apr-03-2021 | Daily Bread

Today is an in-between day—between the tragedy of the cross on Good Friday and the glory of resurrection on Easter Day.  As I think about it, it occurs to me that we always live in an in-between time—no longer the past and not yet the future.  We live between past and future. 

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Tim’s Daily Bread Devotional 4.2.21

By | Apr-02-2021 | Daily Bread

Jesus was crucified between two thieves, according to Matthew and Mark. Luke doesn’t specify their crimes. He simply calls them criminals. According to Luke one of them joined in the mob that was mocking Jesus, hurling insults at him.

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