Prisoner Shares about Growth in Suffering

March 18, 2021 • English

Throughout March, Today devotional readers have been exploring different examples of growth in times of suffering in the Bible. The devotionals are especially timely for those who are reading Today from prison. About 13,500 Today booklets reach prisoners or prison chaplains who request them to share with inmates. Many of...

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Listening to the Voices of Every Generation

February 24, 2021 • English

Over the course of 2020, the Gutscher family home transformed into a green-screen stage, editing studio, and mission opportunity. The three Gutscher children—Megan,15; Anna, 13; and Andrew, 8—loved volunteering for the children's ministry at New Hope Church in Rocky Ford, Colo. As with many churches around the world in 2020...

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A Faith Under Fire

November 11, 2020 • English

Irene Navis ate several meals from a different table this summer. A giant map of 1967 Vietnam spread across her dining room table didn’t leave much room for food. Irene has been spending countless hours retracing the year that her husband, John, who died in September 2018, spent in the...

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Being the Church in Paterson

October 27, 2020 • English

Like many churches, Northside Community Christian Reformed Church in Paterson, New Jersey, has been quieter than normal on Sundays during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But on the weekdays, the church building is still alive with activity. When Paterson’s public schools announced that it would be closed for in-person learning, members...

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Exchanging Messages Across Languages, Around the World

October 06, 2020 • Chinese, English

Readers of our Today devotional recently received an invitation to send messages to fellow devotional readers in China. “When COVID-19 first hit China, I heard firsthand accounts from our Chinese ministry team about how the pandemic was devastating the country and its people,” said Rev. Jeff Bulthuis, Today’s managing editor...

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Lois is Living Out Her Faith in a Technological World

September 23, 2020 • English

Lois is 90 years old, but when she looks at changing technology, she concentrates on the way it has helped her connect to the world right from her rural home in the midwestern United States. “I remember when we limited everyone to five minutes on the phone,” said Lois, who...

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Bridging Pop Culture and Christianity across the Aisle

September 10, 2020 • English

How do we have meaningful discussions with people who have different opinions than our own? For Joey Jackson, this question became especially frustrating when he tried to find common ground with fellow Christians who had different political leanings. “I thought that telling others that my opinions were rooted in my...

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"Radio is My Passion"

August 19, 2020 • English

Telling God’s Story with Kids Corner Jeremiah Farris remembers visiting a local Christian radio station with his dad when he was growing up. There, he met a DJ and discovered how some of his favorite radio programs made it to his living room. Jeremiah has been involved with radio ever...

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Reflecting on and Practicing Community Through Today Devotionals

June 04, 2020 • English

In June, writers and editors of our Today daily devotional already have 2021 on their minds. The nine months of lead time that it takes to write, edit, print, and mail more than 200,000 devotional booklets means a lot can change by the time the devotions are published. Still, God...

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‘Mini Deacons’ Spread Love During COVID-19

May 21, 2020 • English

As parents and teachers scramble to come up with alternative lesson plans due to COVID-19, Melissa Deelstra is seeing that kids can also do the teaching. Melissa's four children are making Bible story videos using Lego bricks and figures at their home in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. “First, we build...

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