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Sharing your faith

Sharing your faith

Li Lian

Sharing our faith is something that many of us feel we should do but sometimes don’t know where to start. Here are some helpful tips I gathered from a topical Bible guide... »

Peace and good will

Peace and good will

Li Lian

On the night of Jesus’ birth, angels appeared to shepherds keeping watch over their flocks. “Glory to God in the highest,” they proclaimed, “and on earth peace, good will... »

Solving life’s puzzle

Solving life’s puzzle

Li Lian

For as long as I can remember, I never liked doing puzzles. Viewing thousands of sky-blue, nearly-identical little pieces scattered over a wooden table was enough to make... »

The baby in the other incubator

The baby in the other incubator

Li Lian

Charity, an Activated reader for many years, had a well-paying job in the banking industry. She had recently finished her second master’s degree from a prestigious intern... »

Exercising humility

Exercising humility

Li Lian

After a disagreement, take the first step toward reconciliation, and be willing to apologize if you discover that you’ve made a mistake. Don’t hold grudges.—Leviticus 19:... »

The man in the grey suit

The man in the grey suit

Li Lian

John sighed as he pushed his cart forward in the queue and glanced at his phone’s clock for the third time. 40 minutes already! How long can this take? A technical issue... »

Resolutions and results

Resolutions and results

Li Lian

I watched an online video outlining several factors that are key to living an active, healthy life. One of the points was to compare the effects of sitting for long hours... »

The dancing traffic controller

The dancing traffic controller

Li Lian

On a late Saturday afternoon, traffic crawled towards the congested, narrow intersection in the large metropolis. Pedestrians zigzagged through the lanes. Lines of cars w... »

Troubleshooting with God

Troubleshooting with God

Li Lian

On my second day on the job, my new supervisor handed me his laptop: “I need you to upgrade this to the latest Web-based operating system.” I was in a foreign country, su... »

The problem truck

The problem truck

Li Lian

Have you ever been stuck behind a truck in the middle of rush-hour traffic? The sight of a dirty truck, loaded down with an assortment of rusty metal objects and black, o... »