Our Daily Bread Devotions

I’m praising God for the privilege of serving as a writer through the ministry of Our Daily Bread. I’ve added this page to my website to share the beautiful memes created by our talented Our Daily Bread marketing team to accompany my devotions. I’d love for you to join the ODB family by subscribing to receive the daily encouragement articles written by our team. I look forward to connecting with you in the comment sections below my articles on the ODB website. The memes and links to my articles are listed below. Thanks for celebrating God’s love and truth with me!

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“Priceless Worship” (Our Daily Bread – September 3, 2017)

ODB Priceless Worship MEMEHave you ever felt like you have nothing of value to offer God, like you can never give enough . . . like you’re not good enough? In today’s Our Daily Bread devotion, “Priceless Worship,” I share how God used a cruel critic and a poor widow to reveal the importance of the motives behind my giving and affirm what He considers truly valuable. I would love for you to share your story and join me in praising the Lord, as you join me on the Our Daily Bread website to read my devotion, “Priceless Worship.” (Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Overflowing Fruit” (Our Daily Bread – August 29, 2017)

ODB Overflowing Fruit MEMEOur spiritual growth has a purpose that extends beyond personal satisfaction or righteousness. As we draw nearer to God, we can enjoy His loving, constant, and life-transforming presence. But as the Holy Spirit empowers us to surrender to Him in every aspect of our lives, He begins the lifelong process of refinement that results in us spreading the sweet aroma of Christ through Christ-like character. The fruit of the Spirit is intended to equip us to serve others as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” overflow into our relationships. Please join me on the Our Daily Bread website to read my devotion, “Overflowing Fruit.”  (Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Our Guilt is Gone” (Our Daily Bread – August 23, 2017)

ODB - Our Guilt is Gone MEMEWhen we focus on self‒how we feel, how we fail, how we fear Christ’s finished work on the cross can’t possibly apply to us‒it’s hard to embrace the freedom from guilt God grants us through our repentance and His forgiveness of our sins. Clinging to guilt is like saying Jesus isn’t enough. He said His work was done on Calvary, that there is no condemnation for those whose trust in secured in Him. His gavel slams with a resounding verdict of not guilty‒an undeserved gift of mercy only possible because our mighty, unchanging God loves us unconditionally. Please join me to read “Our Guilt is Gone” and discover how God assures us we cannot earn, deserve, or nullify the power and permanence of His forgiveness. (Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Reflecting God’s Love” (Our Daily Bread – August 6, 2017)

ODB - Reflecting God's Love MEME I shared a snippet of our time at the Cancer Care House in my Our Daily Bread devotion, “Reflecting God’s Love.” As I served as her live-in caregiver, I noticed that when my mom loved on people, she glowed and others were drawn to her. Please join me on the ODB website to explore how enjoying quality time with God and experiencing His unchanging love for us each day, changes us so much that people around us will notice.

 

(Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Destroying the Divides” (Our Daily Bread – July 3, 2017)

FB_IMG_1499093494830By “tucking sin in my tent” I destroyed many of my relationships. I thank God for teaching me how to build into loving relationships instead of allowing my pride to break down healthy communication or cause me to bail at the first sign of trouble. Please join me to explore how God uses confession to build stronger communities, stronger couples, and stronger relationships with Him, in today’s Our Daily Bread devotion, “Destroying the Divides.”

(Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Soaking Up God’s Word” (Our Daily Bread – June 25, 2017)

FB_IMG_1498392092253 (1)Our kids are listening. What are they hearing? When I became a parent, I learned that children soak up the words we allow to pour over our lips. After surrendering my life to Christ, I realized I couldn’t teach what I didn’t know. Please join me on the Our Daily Bread website to read my devotion, “Soaking Up God’s Word,” and discover how my son’s interesting vocabulary choice as a toddler sparked my passion for reading Scripture.

 

(Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Sharing a Cup of Comfort” (Our Daily Bread – June 21, 2017)

MEME - ODB - Used for - Sharing a Cup of Comfort by XE Dixon - June 21, 2017A shattered cup patched up in love sits on my shelf and assures me God remains our ever-present help in all circumstances, and there is a deeper purpose for the comfort He provides. Please join me as I share how God affirms He can bring good out of our brokenness in “Sharing a Cup of Comfort,” originally published on the Our Daily Bread Ministries website on June 21, 2017. (Meme created by and shared with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Nothing is Useless” (Our Daily Bread – June 12, 2017)

MEME - ODB - for Nothing is Useless - June 12, 2017 - Created by ODB TeamWe can get frustrated or feel useless when we love God but can’t physically serve Him in the ways we want or are accustomed to serving Him. The Lord used a fierce battle with discouragement and a great friend to remind me that nothing we do in the name of the Lord is useless, even when what we’re doing requires very little physical exertion. Please join me to read “Nothing is Useless,” originally published on the Our Daily Bread Ministries website on June 12, 2017. (Meme created and used with permission from the talented ODBM marketing team.)

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“Expecting and Extending Mercy” (Our Daily Bread‒ May 30, 2017)

ODB Meme - Used with Expecting and Extending Mercy - May 30, 2017It’s easy to hold a grudge or judge others when we forget how much we desperately need God’s mercy. When a friend pointed out I was sinning by judging and gossiping about another person, God reminded me about the dangers of self-righteousness through the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Please join me to share your story and read “Expect and Extend Mercy,” published on the Our Daily Bread website on May 30, 2017.

(Meme created and used with permission by Our Daily Bread Ministries.)

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“Forever Flowers” (May 15, 2017)

MEME - ODB - Isaiah 40 v 8 - Forever Flowers - May 15, 2017Because everything in this world changes and doesn’t last, it can be hard to feel safe and secure in love. But God’s perfect love is real, life-changing, and everlasting. Years ago, He used my son’s creative gift choice to assure me His love never fades or frays over time. Please join me on the Our Daily Bread website to read “Forever Flowers,” originally published on May 15, 2017. (Meme created and used with permission by Our Daily Bread Ministries.)

 

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“Should I Forgive?” (May 6, 2017)

ODB - MEME - Should I Forgive - May 6, 2017When God put me in a room with a woman who had hurt me and never apologized, I tried to ignore her sobbing. What the Lord did next surprised me and prepared me for the freedom that comes only through forgiving as we have been forgiven by Christ. Please join me to read “Should I Forgive?” on the Our Daily Bread website, originally published on May 6, 2017. (Meme created by and used with permission by Our Daily Bread Ministries.)

 

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“When Yes Means No” (April 1, 2017)

MEME - ODB -When Yes Means No - April 1, 2017What if God answering “yes” to my prayer would hurt someone else? I had to face that question years ago, when my mom battled Leukemia. To discover how the Lord used a heartbreaking prayer to bring me peace, please join me on the Our Daily Bread website to read “When Yes Means No,” originally published on April 1, 2017(Meme created by and used with permission by Our Daily Bread Ministries.)

 

 

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