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A changeless God in a changi...

Editor’s Introduction

One thing that seems set in stone is that most things don’t stay the same over time. Many people are conflicted about that. On the... »

A love story

Editor’s Introduction

In the Bible, God often uses metaphors or word pictures to describe our relationship with Him; for example, a shepherd and sheep,... »

Why suffering

Editor’s Introduction

Most people try not to think about it more than they have to, but there's no denying it: There's a lot of suffering in the world.... »

The plan

Editor’s Introduction

Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young man who makes a million-dollar mistake in his company and is overwhelmed with stress and... »

Looking back, looking ahead

Editor’s Introduction

In years past, Activated has occasionally featured articles describing little ceremonies the contributors participated in around t... »

From Jesus with Love

Changing times

From Jesus with Love

My love will never leave you; you will never lose it, and it will never diminish. Rest in My love, for in My a... »

Meet Me in the morning

From Jesus with Love

You do well to take time with Me first thing in the morning, for without Me, you wouldn’t go far. I am wisdom,... »

The sanctuary

From Jesus with Love

I see your struggles and hear your calls for help. When you feel all alone, I am with you. I feel your heartac... »

Fullness of joy

From Jesus with Love

I want you to be filled with My joy, which will be your strength. I want you to rest in My love and be at peac... »

Personal Accounts

Why change?

Personal Accounts

Walking around my hometown in India where I grew up and have spent most of my life, I am intrigued by how much... »

Control?

Personal Accounts

I was one of the hopefuls that started last year with a brand-new planner. 2020 was full of promise, and I tho... »

How I cleared my inbox by not doing it

Personal Accounts

Okay, it’s not quite cleared as in “0 Items,” and I don’t ever expect that. In the past month, though, I’ve go... »

A parent’s world

Personal Accounts

I don’t know what planet I was on when I thought that when I became a parent all the skills I’d need would sim... »

The gentle weaver

Personal Accounts

I found a beautiful knit cardigan on sale at an exclusive store I was browsing through with my granddaughter.... »

A rural idyll?

Personal Accounts

Everyone has times in their life when they feel that they’ve reached bottom and that things couldn’t possibly... »