Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Daily Readings for THURSDAY, August 16, 2018

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
John 4:27-42

The Daily Readings
THURSDAY, August 16, 2018

Old Testament
Judges 14:1-19
Samson’s Marriage
14:1 Once Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw a Philistine woman. 2 Then he came up, and told his father and mother, “I saw a Philistine woman at Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.” 3 But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among your kin, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, because she pleases me.” 4 His father and mother did not know that this was from the Lord; for he was seeking a pretext to act against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

5 Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah. When he came to the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion roared at him. 6 The spirit of the Lord rushed on him, and he tore the lion apart barehanded as one might tear apart a kid. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. 7 Then he went down and talked with the woman, and she pleased Samson. 8 After a while he returned to marry her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. 9 He scraped it out into his hands, and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the carcass of the lion.

10 His father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there as the young men were accustomed to do. 11 When the people saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him. 12 Samson said to them, “Let me now put a riddle to you. If you can explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments. 13 But if you cannot explain it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments.” So they said to him, “Ask your riddle; let us hear it.” 14 He said to them,

“Out of the eater came something to eat.
Out of the strong came something sweet.”

But for three days they could not explain the riddle.

15 On the fourth day they said to Samson’s wife, “Coax your husband to explain the riddle to us, or we will burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us here to impoverish us?” 16 So Samson’s wife wept before him, saying, “You hate me; you do not really love me. You have asked a riddle of my people, but you have not explained it to me.” He said to her, “Look, I have not told my father or my mother. Why should I tell you?” 17 She wept before him the seven days that their feast lasted; and because she nagged him, on the seventh day he told her. Then she explained the riddle to her people. 18 The men of the town said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down,

“What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?”

And he said to them,

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
you would not have found out my riddle.”

19 Then the spirit of the Lord rushed on him, and he went down to Ashkelon. He killed thirty men of the town, took their spoil, and gave the festal garments to those who had explained the riddle. In hot anger he went back to his father’s house.

The Epistle
Acts 6:15-7:16
6:15 And all who sat in the council looked intently at him, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.

Stephen’s Speech to the Council
7:1 Then the high priest asked him, “Are these things so?” 2 And Stephen replied:

“Brothers and fathers, listen to me. The God of glory appeared to our ancestor Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Leave your country and your relatives and go to the land that I will show you.’ 4 Then he left the country of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After his father died, God had him move from there to this country in which you are now living. 5 He did not give him any of it as a heritage, not even a foot’s length, but promised to give it to him as his possession and to his descendants after him, even though he had no child. 6 And God spoke in these terms, that his descendants would be resident aliens in a country belonging to others, who would enslave them and mistreat them during four hundred years. 7 ‘But I will judge the nation that they serve,’ said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and worship me in this place.’ 8 Then he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

9 “The patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him, 10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and enabled him to win favor and to show wisdom when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over all his household. 11 Now there came a famine throughout Egypt and Canaan, and great suffering, and our ancestors could find no food. 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there on their first visit. 13 On the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family became known to Pharaoh. 14 Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five in all; 15 so Jacob went down to Egypt. He himself died there as well as our ancestors, 16 and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.

The Gospel
John 4:27-42
4:27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?” 28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, 29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?” 30 They left the city and were on their way to him.

31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. 36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.
Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done!

The Morning Prayer for THURSDAY, August 16, 2018


A Prayer for Thursday

Lord, it’s Thursday. Help me to think of others today. Is there someone I can help? Is there someone I can phone? Is there someone I can write to? It’s so easy to think of my own needs, when the needs of other people may be greater than mine. Lord, you gave yourself in service to others. Help me to be more like you. This is my prayer for today.
Amen

Verse of the Day for THURSDAY, August 16, 2018


John 4:29 (NIV) “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”

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Un dia a la Vez - Oración de gratitud


Oración de gratitud

Entren por sus puertas con acción de gracias [...] denle gracias, alaben su nombre. Porque el Señor es bueno y su gran amor es eterno.
~ Salmo 100:4-5 (NVI)

Dios mío, aquí estoy delante de ti con un corazón agradecido por todo lo que has hecho por mí.

Sé que he cometido gravísimos errores y mi vida está destruida y desbastada, pero gracias a tu gran amor y bondad me recibes una vez más con los brazos abiertos dispuesto a perdonarme y darme una nueva oportunidad.

¡Gracias, Señor! Mi anhelo es permanecer viviendo una vida recta y agradable a tus ojos. Dame la fuerza para no volver atrás y la sabiduría para buscarte de noche y de día.

Me comprometo a ser cada vez mejor hijo tuyo, siendo más sensible a tu Palabra. Y a huir ante las tentaciones que no van a faltar.

Dios mío, ¡qué lindo eres tú! Te amo con todo el corazón y oramos en el nombre de Jesús, amén y amén.

Un Día a la Vez Copyright © by Claudia Pinzón
Dios mío, aquí estoy delante de ti con un corazón agradecido por todo lo que has hecho por mí.

Standing Strong Through the Storm - LOVE YOUR ENEMIES


LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…
~ Matthew 5:44 (NIV)

Perhaps the most difficult of Jesus’ commands is to love even our enemies. A true Christian always seeks another person’s highest good—even when mistreated. Brother Andrew says “The Christian’s only method of destroying his enemies is to ‘love’ them into being his friends.”

Romanian pastor, Dr. Paul Negrut, was visiting an old friend in Romania named Trian Dors in his humble home. As Paul entered, he realized that Trian was bleeding from open wounds. He asked, “What happened?”

Trian replied, “The secret police just left my home. They came and confiscated my manuscripts. Then they beat me.”

Pastor Paul says, “I began to complain about the heavy tactics of the secret police. But Trian stopped me saying, ‘Brother Paul, it is so sweet to suffer for Jesus. God didn’t bring us together tonight to complain but to praise him. Let’s kneel down and pray.”

“He knelt and began praying for the secret police. He asked God to bless them and save them. He told God how much he loved them. He said, ‘God, if they will come back in the next few days, I pray that you will prepare me to minister to them.’” Paul continued, “By this time I was ashamed. I thought I had been living the most difficult life in Romania for the Lord. And I was bitter about that.”

Trian Dors then shared with Paul how the secret police had been coming to his home regularly for several years. They beat him twice every week. They confiscated all his papers. After the beating he would talk to the officer in charge. Trian would look into his eyes and say, “Mister, I love you. And I want you to know that if our next meeting is before the judgement throne of God, you will not go to hell because I hate you but because you rejected love.” Trian would repeat these words after every beating.

Years later that officer came alone to his home one night. Trian prepared himself for another beating. But the officer spoke kindly and said, “Mr. Dors, the next time we meet will be before the judgement throne of God. I came tonight to apologize for what I did to you and to tell you that your love moved my heart. I have asked Christ to save me. But two days ago the doctor discovered that I have a very severe case of cancer and I have only a few weeks to live before I go to be with God. I came tonight to tell you that we will be together on the other side.”

RESPONSE: Today I will destroy my enemies only with love.

PRAYER: God give me Your kind of love for my enemies—so they too will love You.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

NIV Devotionals for Men - Trashed Potential


Trashed Potential

Judges 16:1–31
Recommended Reading: Proverbs 29:23; Romans 6:12–14; Ephesians 6:11–18

You knew that guy in high school—the guy with all the money, the looks, the clothes and the fastest car. He was the popular one, the guy everyone liked to hang out with, the one who was a lock for being voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” But instead of taking advantage of all these advantages, he decided to spend his time chasing girls and partying, to the dismay of his parents and the ruin of his GPA.

Trust Fund Babies. College playboys. Frat-house social committee chairmen. To direct these terms at other guys is to accuse them of riding Daddy’s coattails and to call into question their work ethic and the seriousness with which they take life. Those who have less in the world can only scratch their heads and wonder what they could do with the same perks.

Now, this is a stereotype, to be sure. A few bad apples don’t spoil the whole barrel in this case. But as we can’t think back on that one guy and not wonder what happened, so also we can’t read the story of Samson and not wonder what went haywire.

Mighty Samson, who has never lost a battle, is captured by a woman, tortured by his enemies and enslaved until his death. The mighty warrior who has killed scores of his enemies with rudimentary tools and with his bare hands trips up on the most obvious of ploys. The one who was to be dedicated to God’s service for the purpose of saving his people ends up in bondage to the very people he was intended to conquer.

What was he thinking? How could he have subjected himself to this kind of trickery? Didn’t Delilah ask him repeatedly about the secret of his strength, and couldn’t he see where this was leading? Did he forget that the Philistines had come into her house and tried to capture him on a number of occasions? Or did he just enjoy playing this game, knowing he couldn’t lose?

The sad fact is that Samson was just as human as you and I. He allowed his eyes to lead him astray, and he allowed his pride to strategize for him. In some sense he was a victim of his own success—and he learned the hard way that even a slugger with a perfect batting average can strike out when it matters most.

So what can we learn from Samson’s story today? Were you the one in high school who squandered your advantages and made foolish choices? Can you think back on times when you deliberately disobeyed what you knew to be God’s will for your life—and paid the price? If so, gain encouragement from the end of Samson’s story. God gave him a second chance to show that he was God’s man, and Samson struck a crippling blow to his enemies. God also gives us more chances than we can count to return to him and rededicate ourselves to his mission in the world.

To Take Away
  • Why was it so easy for Samson to ignore his greatest weaknesses?
  • How would you describe your greatest weakness?
  • How could God help you turn your weakness into a quality he can use in his great strength?
You knew that guy in high school—the guy with all the money, the looks, the clothes and the fastest car.

Girlfriends in God - When a Dream Dies


When a Dream Dies

Today’s Truth

“Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.”

Friend to Friend

I sat on my porch with my Bible in my lap and a hot mug of steamy coffee in my hand. Early morning is my favorite time of day. Just me, Jesus, and a smattering of birds.

I closed my Bible and looked out across the backyard. My eyes landed on a rounded mound of fur nestled in the grass under the willow tree.

I got up and moved in for a closer look. My heart sank as I discovered what appeared to be a curled-up baby fawn lying lifeless in the grass. Probably the same fawn my neighbor had seen nursing from its mom the day before. My heart broke. I understand the circle of life, but still. A baby fawn lay dead in my yard. Most likely the target of the coyote I’d seen roaming around.

I couldn’t get close enough to see the wound. Sometimes that is the way of things.

I did get close enough to see the sunlight passing through the velum-like ears, the intricate spots on its back, and the Bambi-like eyelashes resting on a perfectly shaped snout. I would have to wait until Steve got home to take care of the situation. I didn’t have the nerve.

All morning long my mind returned to the lifeless form lying in the sun. Hours passed. At noon I looked out of the window and the still fawn remained unmoved. Untouched. Undisturbed. I couldn’t stand it. I had to know what had happened to it. So I mustered up my courage and made my way to the fawn. Three feet away. Stop. No signs of an attack. I inched closer.

Finally, I knelt down by the beautifully crafted creature, admiring God’s handiwork. But I couldn’t see what had killed it.

“What happened to you, little deer?” I whispered.

Suddenly, the fawn’s head popped up! Startled eyes stared at mine…wide-eyed. Me like a deer caught in the headlights. The fawn simply caught. I fell back on my haunches! And time stood still for a moment as we stared at each other in disbelief!

Finally, the fawn sprang to its feet, wobbled a bit, and scampered off like a drunken sailor. I sat in the grass and laughed, and laughed, and laughed. So the fawn wasn’t dead after all. It had simply found a bit of grass and fallen asleep…until almost noon.

After my heart stopped pounding in my chest, God spoke to my heart, Sometimes things are dead, and sometimes they just need to be woken up.

I pondered those words for the rest of the day. I called a friend who was struggling in her marriage—in a very bad way. The sort of way that leaves you wondering if it will survive. I told her the story.

Sometimes things are dead, and sometimes they just need to be woken up.

Sometimes a marriage is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.

Sometimes a friendship is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.

Sometimes a dream is dead, and sometimes it just needs to be woken up.

I think of how God told the prophet Ezekiel to speak to the valley of dry bones. “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:4-6 (NIV)

I imagine Ezekiel felt pretty silly talking to those dry bones. And honestly sometimes I feel pretty silly obeying God and speaking life into the dry bones of some of my situations.

So here’s my word for you and me today.

For my friend struggling in her marriage…

For my friend who cries for her adult son who walked away from God…

For my friend who longs to cuddle up with a good husband rather than a good book...

Don’t assume the dream is dead. Sometimes it just needs to be woken up. Don’t give up too soon.

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, wake me up! Stir my heart. It’s not over till You say it’s over. I commit to continue to pray for what others deem as a lost cause, for I know that there is never a lost cause when it comes to Your power to save, to deliver, to redeem, to rebuild.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

Read the verses in Ezekiel 37:1-10.

How do you think Ezekiel felt when God told him to speak to the dry bones?

What would have happened if Ezekiel refused, telling God that it was a lost cause?

Is there anything in your life that you feel is a lost cause? If so, what is God saying to you through today’s devotion?

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Sometimes things are dead, and sometimes they just need to be woken up.

LHM Devotion - August 16, 2018 - There's Danger in Forgetting

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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"There's Danger in Forgetting"

Aug. 16, 2018

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
~ John 3:36 (ESV)

An old story goes around the religious circles every few years.

It tells of a council the devil called in hell. At this meeting, the demons debated the merits of which method was best in stealing souls from the Savior.

One of them said, "I will go to the earth and tell everyone the Bible is a myth."

Satan smiled and nodded approvingly, saying, "Not bad. Some people will believe it, but I think we can do better."

Another said, "I will tell people there is no God, no Savior, no hell, no heaven."

"A distinct improvement," said his royal lowness.

But another received a standing ovation when he shared: "I believe we need to be clever. Let's tell people there is a God and there is a heaven and there is a hell and there is a Savior. But let us also tell them there's no hurry. They are young, and they have time to think of such things when they're old. Let us tell them that Judgment Day hasn't come for thousands of years and is not likely to arrive in the next five minutes."

Now, lest you've missed the point, let me say all of these demonic devices have been working quite effectively for centuries.

Nevertheless, there is no doubt the most effective tool in Satan's collection is that which says, "There is no rush to be ready."

That's why the apostle warns, "Be ready!" Because you will have to appear before Jesus, the divine Judge; you will have to "appear before the judgment seat of Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:10a).

So, how do we get ready?

We can learn from some people who, even as this devotion is being prepared, are at work and are ready. These people are watching for things that might happen.
* The highway patrol is watching the traffic. The officers are keeping an eye out for accidents and breakdowns.

* Firemen are listening for a bell to ring. Ambulance attendants are sitting ready for the phone to summon them.

* Nurses are monitoring their patients.
These people are prepared. They are showing us that readiness is an ongoing thing to which a person must be committed. But, consider what happens if someone is unprepared. Consider,
* what would happen if an air-traffic controller should get too sleepy or too bored to keep a careful watch on his screen;

* what would happen if a high school bus driver becomes drowsy after a late-night game.
The danger of forgetting, of becoming negligent, is simply too great. We must be ready to welcome the Savior; we must be prepared to be taken to our heavenly home.

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus, there can be no preparedness for our last hours without Your presence. Grant that we may always rely on You who gave Your life for our salvation. In Your Name we pray it. Amen.

Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
An old story goes around the religious circles every few years.

Devocional del CPTLN del 16 de Agosto de 2018 - Con qué propósito


ALIMENTO DIARIO

Con qué propósito

16 de Agosto de 2018

Vivan en amor, como también Cristo nos amó y se entregó a sí mismo por nosotros, como ofrenda y sacrificio a Dios, de aroma fragante.
~ Efesios 5:2 (RVC)

Cuando estaba en una de las Convenciones de la Liga Internacional de Laicos Luteranos (la organización que auspicia estas devociones) me encontré con una noticia en el periódico de Greensboro, Carolina del Norte, que me llamó la atención. Era la historia de Danielle y Anthony, una pareja que habían estado casados por un día, pues al día siguiente de haber contraído nupcias, Anthony había fallecido de cáncer.

La historia narraba cómo un grupo de trabajadores del hospicio donde Anthony permaneció sus últimos días planeó la boda, y cómo la comunidad entera regaló todo lo necesario para que la pareja se pudiera casar... incluyendo los anillos de boda. También contaba que Danielle, aun sabiendo que Anthony estaba a punto de morir, le había dicho: "Prefiero estar casada contigo un solo día a no estarlo nunca".

Mi primera reacción ante tan tierna historia fue llorar, y mi segunda reacción fue preguntar: ¿Por qué se tomaron todo ese trabajo? Porque el joyero obsequió valiosos anillos, el restaurante regaló la comida, y tanto el vestido de la novia como el traje del novio fueron gratis... ¿Por qué se tomaron todo ese trabajo, si sabían que uno de los contrayentes iba a morir muy pronto?

Desviándome de este acontecimiento especial mi pensamiento fue al Salvador, pues muchas veces me he preguntado lo mismo acerca de Él. ¿Por qué vino Jesús a este mundo? Después de todo, él sabía como terminaría todo; sabía que un amigo lo traicionaría; que sería rechazado, golpeado, flagelado, coronado con espinas y clavado a la cruz.

¿Por qué es que Jesús vino, si sabía que iba a morir?

La respuesta a por qué la pareja contrajo matrimonio, y a por qué Jesús vino a este mundo es la misma: por amor.

Danielle amaba a Anthony, por lo que no le importaba sufrir con tal de estar junto a él. Lo mismo es verdad para Jesús. A fin de que podamos estar con él, Jesús estuvo dispuesto a sufrir y morir por nosotros. Y gracias a que lo hizo, somos perdonados, salvados y vamos a vivir eternamente a su lado.

ORACIÓN: Señor Jesús, te alabo y doy gracias porque aun sin merecerlo, me has amado tanto que estuviste dispuesto a dar tu vida como sacrificio para que yo pueda ser salvo. Enséñame a amar como tú amas. En tu nombre. Amén.

© Copyright 2018 Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones. Que a través de estos devocionales, la Palabra de Dios te refresque en tu diario caminar.
Cuando estaba en una de las Convenciones de la Liga Internacional de Laicos Luteranos (la organización que auspicia estas devociones) me encontré con una noticia en el periódico de Greensboro, Carolina del Norte, que me llamó la atención.

Хлеб наш насущный - Сердечный голод


Сердечный голод

Читать сейчас: Иоанна 6:32-40 | Библия за год: Псалтирь 93-95; 2 Иоанна

«Я – хлеб жизни; приходящий ко Мне не будет алкать, и верующий в Меня не будет жаждать никогда».Иоанна 6:35

Мы с мужем ехали по делам. Я пролистывала электронную почту на телефоне. Вдруг на экране появилась реклама местного магазина пончиков. Мы только что проехали мимо этого магазина! И мне тут же захотелось пончиков. До чего дошел прогресс! Производители умело используют современные технологии, чтобы пробудить в нас нужные желания в нужное время.

Я выключила телефон и задумалась: ведь Бог тоже постоянно влечет меня к Себе. Он знает, где я нахожусь, и старается повлиять на меня. Стремится ли мое сердце к Нему так, как мой голодный желудок – к пончикам?

В Евангелии от Иоанна после насыщения пяти тысяч человек люди обратились к Иисусу с просьбой всегда подавать им хлеб, «Который сходит с небес и дает жизнь миру» (Ин. 6:33-34). Иисус ответил им: «Я – хлеб жизни; приходящий ко Мне не будет алкать, и верующий в Меня не будет жаждать никогда» (Ин. 6:35). Как замечательно, что взаимоотношения со Христом дают нам обильное духовное подкрепление!

Реклама пончиков пробудила желания в моем теле, а Божий Дух побуждает меня признать свою нужду в Боге и получать у Него поддержку, которой никто другой дать не сможет.
Боже, напоминай мне чаще о моей нужде в ежедневном общении с Тобой.
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Чтобы узнать больше, прочитайте буклет «Решения, решения… Голод души».
Только Иисус дает хлеб, который по-настоящему насыщает.


© 2018 Хлеб Наш Насущный

Мы с мужем ехали по делам. Я пролистывала электронную почту на телефоне. Вдруг на экране появилась реклама местного магазина пончиков.