Today’s Truth

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.

(Psalm 92:12)

Friend to Friend

There’s an abundance of palm trees in Israel. I’m not sure why that surprised me as we traveled throughout the Holy Land, but it did. Not only was I blown away by the populous palm presence, I was blown away that palm trees don’t just produce coconuts! Did you know this? There’s actually a type of palm that produces dates too.

What? Yep. Date palms are all over Israel. Farm after farm of them. And here, my whole life I just gave palm trees coconut creds.

Silly, Gwen.

I learned a few other interesting insights about palms on the day we visited Magdala, an ancient city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, near the small, present day

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Today’s Truth

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

(Colossians 4:6 NLT)

Friend to Friend

Sometimes God will bring people who need encouragement across our paths in the most mysterious ways. That’s why we need to slow down and look around. Be sensitive to the little nudges of the Holy Spirit. You never know when you will be someone else’s miracle.

Jon Robinson experienced an unexpected miracle at a crucial time in his life. He was a longtime media personality in my hometown, but when he was passed over for an anchor position he thought he had earned, he quit his job at the local television network and sank into a depression. He was hurting and alone. But an unusual twist of fate turned his life around. It all began with a wrong number.


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