“Bring them here to me,” [Jesus] said. . . . [The people] all ate and were satisfied. - Matthew 14:18, 20 (NIV)

My wife grew up in northwest Indiana. Her mother, Miriam, was a teacher and housewife, and her father, Henry, was a farmer and the local postmaster. Their modest home faced the railroad tracks. In 1929, the United States stock market crashed, which contributed to an economic depression. Many people were...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for people who care for others in your name. Help us to act when we see opportunities to serve others. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 14:13-21

Thought for the Day

What is God calling me to do to help feed those who are hungry?

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