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Forward Day By Day – May 19, 2019

Our praise is like music to God’s ears. Praise is not just a matter of saying or posturing ourselves a certain way but of living in a way that points upward toward the Creator. To offer praise is to give accolades with our words and ways, unrestricted by time and...

Forward Day By Day – May 18, 2019

A friend recently found the man of her dreams through online dating. When she found him, she knew he was the one. In some ways, he’s different than what she imagined, but he was what she had been looking for. Had she focused on what she thought was missing, she could...

Forward Day By Day – May 17, 2019

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent begins, “Caterpillars aren’t like other folks.” As folks and other animals get older, they get bigger—but not caterpillars. They turn into something else, and turning into something else is “not a thing that just anybody...

Forward Day By Day – May 16, 2019

My mother was a biscuit-making master—they looked and tasted good. The goodness and the prettiness came both from the ingredients and her process. Baking things well has a lot to do with the make-up and the work-out of the dough, knowing exactly the right amount of...

Forward Day By Day – May 15, 2019

Could it be that when we pray in order to get stuff, the power of our prayers is not so much in the asking as it is in the acknowledging the power of the One we bow before? Maybe prayer is a tool to prepare us to receive, an acknowledgment of the Giver’s power to...

Forward Day By Day – May 14, 2019

Hunger gets our attention. Its pangs remind us that we have needs. The grumblings and rumblings of hunger remind us of our reliance upon sustenance from outside ourselves. The emptiness prompts us to go in search of what we are missing. Hunger will not be satisfied...

Forward Day By Day – May 13, 2019

Several years ago, my husband and I took our first child-free and schedule-free road trip together. On previous trips with our girls, we flew past signs proclaiming, “Scenic Overlook” but never stopped to enjoy them. This time, on our own, we veered off….(View...

Forward Day By Day – May 12, 2019

Journaling is a particularly powerful way of remembering. Without a way of remembering, we forget. I wonder if practicing deep gratitude isn’t another way of keeping record of the memorable people and occurrences in our lives and our hearts. Perhaps...

Forward Day By Day – May 11, 2019

For a while, I have needed to declutter my closet. Sometimes the stuff we hold onto—clothes, habits, attitudes, perceptions—can block the way for something better and new because our storage is filled up, and the better things won’t fit. “Come follow….(View this...

Forward Day By Day – May 10, 2019

If Jesus looked at your faith, what would he see? What do others see? When these followers of Jesus bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus, they are certain he can heal their friend. They tear the roof off of the house where Jesus is teaching and lower...

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