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ReadNehemiah 1 Thought for the Day: Pretending my problems don’t exist solves nothing. We face moments where we remember an obstacle we had tried to forget and feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness. The business of today can lull us into forgetting (intentionally or unintentionally) about big-picture...

Read Isaiah 43:16-19 Thought for the Day: God asks us to look forward! Oh what a strange thing it is to consider the past. At times, we may wish that what happened THEN could take place NOW. At other times, we may simply want to live “Hakuna...

Read James 5:13-18 Thought for the Day: Prayer is essential! In a particularly memorable Monty Python and the Flying Circus sketch, we meet a shop owner named Mr. Wensleydale. An enthusiastic businessman, Wensleydale prides himself on owning the greatest cheese shop around. The boutique even has its...

Read Colossians 4:2-4 Thought for the Day: Continue steadfastly in prayer! When it is time to make a big decision, what is your process? Do you call a trusted friend or family member? Do you go with your gut? Do you check to see if statistical data...

Read Luke 18:9-14 Thought for the Day: Leadership is simply an opportunity to serve. It has been said that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” However, there are a few exc\eptions. One is the Roman hero Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. A retired statesman, Cincinnatus was content to work on his...

Read Luke 14:27-33 Thought for the Day: Following Jesus is a life commitment. In 1822, several prominent Scottish figures, including Sir Walter Scott, decided to fund and build a memorial. The structure would be modeled after the Athenian Parthenon in honor of the Scottish soldiers who had...

Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 Thought for the Day: “Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ.” Take a moment and imagine living as a celebrity in 2021. And in our example, don’t think of the kind of C-list celebrity who only appears on reality TV, imagine being an A-lister....