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Today's Devotion

What Is Food For?

  • January 22, 2019 | 1 Corinthians 6:13

Phyllis grew up in poverty during the Great Depression. Hunger was a daily concern for her family. Sometimes they had enough food for only three or four meals per week. On other occasions the entire family had to share a single can of beans. Perhaps because of this, Phyllis became obsessed with food as an adult. She had odd eating habits and often stared at pictures of food in magazines. She suffered physically and emotionally from her inability to eat well.

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