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The best is yet to be

The best is yet to be

Keith Phillips

Odd, isn’t it, how our perceptions change as we age. When I was very small, my brother, who was all of 18 months older, defined “big.” When I was in 1st grade, I thought... »

The best gift

The best gift

Keith Phillips

Life is filled with difficulties and challenges, and at one time or another we all find ourselves in some particularly desperate situation. These desperate situations cau... »

Nine how-tos of change

Nine how-tos of change

Keith Phillips

1  Take stock and set goals. Make a list of the areas you want to change in and what you can do to bring those changes about. Putting goals and plans in writing will help... »

Peace plan

Peace plan

Keith Phillips

Peace is a “fruit of the Spirit,”[[See Galatians 5:22–23.]] one of the special blessings the Bible promises to those who strive to live close to God. The Hebrew word tran... »

A work in progress

A work in progress

Keith Phillips

One indelible memory from my childhood is of a boy about my age walking on crutches. Each time he took a step with his right foot, his left leg swung limply a few inches... »

Exchange of yokes

Exchange of yokes

Keith Phillips

I had read that passage from the Bible I don’t know how many times, and I memorized it years ago. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I wi... »

The faith way

The faith way

Keith Phillips

Like a lot of people, as each new year approaches, I try to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming one. As I was about to do that this year, a friend sent... »

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons

Keith Phillips

Have you ever noticed how some people can stay afloat when engulfed in troubles and hardships, while others sink to the bottom? What sets the swimmers apart from the sink... »

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... »