ODB: The Power Of Ritual

ODB: The Power Of Ritual

When I was growing up, one of the rules in our house was that we weren’t allowed to go to bed angry (Eph. 4:26). All our fights and disagreements had to be resolved. The companion to that rule was this bedtime ritual: Mom and Dad would say to my brother and me, “Good night. I love you.” And we would respond, “Good night. I love you too.”The value of this family ritual has recently been i

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ODB: Do It Yourself

ODB: Do It Yourself

August 16, 2011 READ: Mark 6:30-44 [Jesus] answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” —Mark 6:37 You give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37). It’s easy to miss those words from Jesus. A huge crowd had gathered to hear Him. Late in the day, the disciples got nervous and started pressing […]

ODJ: taking God for granted

ODJ: taking God for granted

August 16, 2011 Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come (v.8).  READ: 1 Timothy 4:6-16 I’m not going to join the track team again! I said that to myself countless times during my years in school. But every track season, there […]