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Prayer, Thought for Today

To the God of gods, the only Creator of all things, thank You for this day that is not promised to me to see its end, so I just want to thank You for this moment and pray that others will do the same when their feet touch the floor if they are able, if not, pray to the ceiling or wall. I do not want a rock to cry out for me in saying "Thank You" for me, and others should not want that to happen for them. I pray for those that do not know Jesus in the pardon of their sins that they will COME NOW for their soul salvation. 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 2 JESUS LOVES ME Anna B. Warner, 1820–1915 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. (Luke 18:17) The story is told of a brilliant professor at Princeton Seminary who always left his graduation class with these words: “Gentlemen, there is still much in this world and in the Bible that I do not understand, but of one thing I am certain—‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so’—and gentlemen, that is sufficient!” Without doubt the song that has been sung more by children than any other hymn is this simply stated one by Anna Warner. Written in 1860, it is still one of the first hymns taught to new converts in other lands. Miss Warner wrote this text in collaboration with her sister Susan. It was part of their novel Say and Seal, one of the best selling books of that day. Today few individuals would know or remember the plot of that story, which once stirred the hearts of many readers. But the sim…