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Prayer, Thought for Today

Most Holy and Precious Father, thank You for this days early rising; thank You for this moment that I am able to say "thank You" again and again for myself, family, enemies and church members. There is no way that I can ever say "thank You" enough. I pray for the saved, lost, sick, those that are having financial woes; bless all in whatever strait that they are in that they will know that You're Almighty God that can do everything but fail. I pray that the people will trust in You through John 3:16-17. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Generosity On his way to his 70th homerun during the summer of ’98, it looked like Mark McGwire just hit his 66th homer of the season, but the umpire ruled that Michael Chapes of Waterford, Wisconsin reached over the fence and caught the ball in bounds and ruled it a “ground rule double.” After catching the ball, Michael began to lose his balance. Instead of helping to steady him, Johnny Luna of Queens, New York took the ball from his glove right before Chaps fell into the pit behind the outfield wall at County Stadium. The umpire tossed Chapes from the stadium and officials gave him a $518.50 citation for trespassing. Gerald Digilio, also of Queens, brought Luna and three other youths with him to the game. They had a pact to split the proceeds from the sale of any ball they might catch. Digilio wasn’t about to give the ball back to McGwire since “He never came to Astoria to give us anything.” Greed doesn’t look good on anyone, does it? Their actions are in stark contrast with Tim…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 1 BRING THEM IN Alexcenah Thomas, 19th century I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16) During this month our attention is often focused on the ministry of our Sunday schools. The Sunday school has been the church’s chief agency for reaching and teaching children for the past two centuries. It would be impossible to measure the extent of its spiritual influence during that time. The Sunday school movement began in England during the lifetime of Robert Raikes (1736–1811), who was often called the “founder of the modern Sunday school.” Raikes became intensely concerned with the spiritual and social conditions of the great masses of poor illiterate children. Since education was reserved for the wealthy, four out of five poor children had no schooling. Child labor was shamefully exploited. In the midst of these conditions Raikes began taking children of…