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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... »

The gift

The gift

Keith Phillips

Christmas can be likened to a Christmas gift, where the giver is God, the gift is Jesus, and the recipient is both the whole world and each of us personally. The analogy... »

The common denominator

The common denominator

Keith Phillips

I wish you could meet three people who each made a big impression on me this past year. The first was a waiter’s assistant who cleared my table from his wheelchair with s... »

Spread it around

Spread it around

Keith Phillips

Two essential ingredients for success in life are a sound personal relationship with the Creator of life, followed closely by sound relationships with those around us. In... »

Turning dreams into reality

Turning dreams into reality

Keith Phillips

To one degree or another, just about all of us are unsatisfied with ourselves and our circumstances—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A certain amount of dissatisfa... »

One hundred percent coverage

One hundred percent coverage

Keith Phillips

Around 40% of the world’s population has Internet access. That’s more than three billion people. Instead of hunting through books or doing research at a physical location... »

Can’t buy me love

Can’t buy me love

Keith Phillips

In their 1960’s hit “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Beatles capitalized on a simple, well-worn truth. They could just as well have sung, “Can’t buy me truth” or “happiness” or “... »

New Year choices

New Year choices

Keith Phillips

I’m quite excited about my New Year’s resolution, and I think it’s going to work. No, I know it’s going to work. It’s got to, because I see now that my future hinges on i... »

Stolen silver

Stolen silver

Keith Phillips

Victor Hugo’s literary classic Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, whose already difficult life is brought down by one lone decision when he steals a loaf of... »

Finding “it”

Finding “it”

Keith Phillips

Nehemiah said it was the source of true strength.[See Nehemiah 8:10.] The psalmist David found it in God’s presence and offered it back to Him as a love gift.[See Psalm 1... »