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Meeting my best Friend

Meeting my best Friend

Keith Phillips

I was 21 when I read the Bible for the first time. Someone had suggested I read the Gospel of John first, but I knew so little about the Bible at the time that I didn’t u... »

Your heavenly abode

Your heavenly abode

Keith Phillips

If you were told that a brand-new splendid home was yours, bought and paid for, would you believe it? What if it was guaranteed in writing? Wouldn’t you believe it then,... »

A change from within

A change from within

Keith Phillips

To one degree or another, just about all of us are unsatisfied with ourselves—but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A certain amount of dissatisfaction is necessary if... »

A different Christmas

A different Christmas

Keith Phillips

For many millions of us, this year has been unlike any we’ve ever had. Not since World War II has so much of the world’s population been so affected by the same crisis. T... »

My three sons

My three sons

Keith Phillips

Dressing my three preschool sons alike seemed sensible at the time. It made clothes shopping easier, for one, and because they were brothers with similar builds and compl... »

A good start

A good start

Keith Phillips

Clark and Mary were in love. Clark proposed marriage, and Mary accepted. But it wasn’t as simple as that. Clark knew that to have a happy and harmonious marriage, he need... »

The offer

The offer

Keith Phillips

Some years ago, after a series of mistakes left me exasperated and discouraged, I pleaded with God to turn me into a robot, programmed to always do what He knew was best.... »

Stress relief

Stress relief

Keith Phillips

Stress relief has become a multifaceted, multi-billion-dollar industry. Armies of experts have emerged, dispensing advice of every sort. Some say the key is better time m... »

Kings and queens

Kings and queens

Keith Phillips

Some years ago there was a popular song about righting all the wrongs in the world. I don’t remember all the words, but the gist of it was “If I were king of the world, I... »

Communication with God 

Communication with God 

Keith Phillips

“God finds ways to communicate with those who truly seek Him,” Christian author Philip Yancey wrote, “especially when we lower the volume of the surrounding static.” Near... »

What if?

What if?

Keith Phillips

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) is quoted as saying, "I know of no one who has done more for humanity than Jesus." Much of the world, Christian and non-Christian alike, would... »

The way out 

The way out 

Keith Phillips

In a 1968 episode of the original Star Trek, the crew of the starship Enterprise encounters an intergalactic species whose lives are far more fast-paced than those of the... »

First day of school

First day of school

Keith Phillips

New Year’s Day is sort of like the first day of school. It’s as though God gives us each a spotless new notebook, sharp new pencils, new textbooks full of new lessons, an... »