FIREWORKS OF LIFE

| SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Patricia Raybon Read: Ephesians 2:12–18 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Malachi 1–4; Revelation 22 He himself is our peace. Ephesians 2:14 On New Year’s Eve, when high-powered fireworks detonate across cities and towns worldwide, the noise is loud on purpose. By their nature, say manufacturers, flashy fireworks […]

TRUE SUCCESS

| FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Sheridan Voysey Read: Exodus 34:1–7 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Zechariah 13–14; Revelation  The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6 My interview guest politely answered my questions. I had a feeling, though, that something lurked […]

UNSEEN REALITIES

| THURSDAY 29TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Amy Peterson Read: Ephesians 6:10–20 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Zechariah 9–12; Revelation 20 Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but . . . against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 6:12 In 1876, men drilling for coal in central Indiana […]

REBUILDING THE RUINS

| WEDNESDAY 28TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Amy Boucher Pye Read: Jeremiah 33:6–11 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Zechariah 5–8; Revelation 19 Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor. Jeremiah 33:9 At seventeen, Dowayne had to leave his family’s home in Manenberg, a part of Cape Town, South Africa, […]

A SONG IN THE NIGHT  

| TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Glenn Packiam Read: Psalm 103:1–14 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Zechariah 1–4; Revelation 18 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8 The sun had long set when our electrical power suddenly went out. I was at home with our two […]

WHO NEEDS ME?

| MONDAY 26TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Mike Wittmer Read: 1 Kings 19:9–12, 15–18 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Haggai 1–2; Revelation 17 When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 1 Kings 19:15 While on a red-eye flight to Washington, DC, opinion writer Arthur Brooks overheard an elderly woman whisper to her […]

JOY TO THE WORLD

| SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Lisa Samra Read: John 3:1–8, 13–16 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Zephaniah 1–3; Revelation 16 God so loved the world. John 3:16 Every Christmas we decorate our home with nativity scenes from around the world. We have a German nativity pyramid, a manger scene fashioned out of […]

WHEN PEACE BREAKS OUT

| SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: James Banks Read: Luke 2:8–20 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Habakkuk 1–3; Revelation 15 Peace to those on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14 On a cold Christmas Eve in Belgium in 1914, the sound of singing floated from the trenches where soldiers were dug in. Strains […]

NO GLITZ, JUST GLORY

| FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Xochitl Dixon Read: Isaiah 53:1–9 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Nahum 1–3; Revelation 14 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3 Looking at the handmade Christmas ornaments my son, Xavier, crafted over the years and the annual mismatched baubles Grandma […]

TWO ARE BETTER

| THURSDAY 22ND DECEMBER, 2022 Our Daily Bread 2022 Annual Edition By: Xochitl Dixon Read: Ecclesiastes 4:9–11 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 1–2; Mark 10:1–31 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. Ecclesiastes 4:9 In the 1997 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, two women fought to stay on their feet as they […]