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Read John 4:1-14 Thought for the Day: Faith in Jesus gives me common ground! Few fictional friendships measure up to the deep bond between Gimli the Dwarf and Legolas the Elf in The Lord of the Rings. But what ended as one of the all-time great bromances...

Read 2 Samuel 9 Thought for the Day: Who is the Mephibosheth in my life? Last night, who sat at your dinner table? Mealtimes are some of the most important and intimate moments we can share with our friends and families. When couples first date, it is...

Read Lamentations 3:22-26 Thought for the Day: God shows each of us mercy daily! Thomas Chisholm was born in a log cabin in Kentucky during the 19th century. He accepted Christ when he was 27. Although he never received a college or seminary education, he was ordained...

Read Acts 17:16-25 Thought for the Day: Today, I can build a bridge! The Apostle Paul arrived in Athens to a startling scene: “while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols”....

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Thought for the Day: Ignore the crowd. Follow Jesus. The summer before I entered 7th Grade, I bought a sheepskin shirt (imported from Scotland) when my family was on vacation in New Hampshire. Having recently seen Braveheart for the first time only a...

Read 2 Kings 2:15-22 Thought for the Day: We follow the examples of Christians who came before us. Current Patriots captain and perennial Pro-Bowler Matthew Slater was not the first in his family to play professional football. As he grew up, playing in the NFL was not...

Read Joshua 24:14-28 Thought for the Day: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” When is the time to go “all-in”? Although we may not have thought of it this way, going “all-in” is actually in line with Biblical teachings. In the Old...

Read Deuteronomy 34 Thought for the Day: Am I willing to let go and trust God? Many are able to lead their subordinates charismatically and inspire those around them. Many rise to great heights of fame, popularity, and influence. Some lead faithfully and put the well-being of...

Read Acts 18:18-23 Thought for the Day: As a Christian, I can positively influence others! In the early days of Methodism in America, the number of churches far exceeded the number of trained clergy. Therefore, pastors were known as “circuit riders”. Rather than being responsible for only...