Daily Bread

Daily Bread is a collection of stories and reflections representing the Community of Christ members and friends throughout the world.

  • By Susan Oxley of Seattle, WA, USA The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills…
  • By Don Chilton, St. Louis, MO, USA Open your hearts and feel the yearnings of your brothers and sisters who are lonely, despised, fearful, neglected, unloved. Reach out in understanding, clasp their hands, and invite all to share in the blessings…
  • Author wishes to remain anonymous When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the…
  • By Noelle Gaffka of Mount Pleasant, MI, USA If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 It’s always beautiful and heartwarming to be given the gift of invitation into people’s personal lives. It’s also so…
  • By Carla Long of Eagle Mountain, UT, USA And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender…
  • By Susan Oxley of Seattle, WA, USA Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered…
  • By Ron Harmon, president of Council of Twelve Apostles When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Luke 23:33 In our scripture passage today, we…
  • By Stassi Cramm, presiding bishop Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10 As we move into week 6 of the Generosity Cycle, we begin a yearlong time of REFLECTION. Living generously is a way of life. It is a choice we make each day. Making…
  • By Grace Andrews of Independence, MO, USA The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:25–26 Many years ago, I worked as a part-time salesclerk on…
  • By Carlos Enrique Mejia, Council of Twelve Apostles Putting out to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us. I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only…