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Winners

Winners

Ronan Keane

When I was a kid, I hated with a passion losing at any kind of game. It wasn’t easy to accept that I couldn’t roll the perfect number, hit the perfect shot, or play the p... »

The best investment

The best investment

Ronan Keane

Some time ago, I came across a quote that was attributed to Confucius, and it fits with this issue’s topic of investing in people and the importance of learning: “If your... »

The search for truth

The search for truth

Ronan Keane

As Jesus traveled throughout Palestine sharing His message of God’s forgiveness and love, “Follow me” was an invitation He often extended. For example, this passage in Ma... »

A different kind of wealth

A different kind of wealth

Ronan Keane

The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was business magnate John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937). He first became a millionaire when he was only 23, and he w... »

Step by step

Step by step

Ronan Keane

A well-known story tells of a man who was walking along a beach at sunset and noticed a young boy in the distance who kept bending down, picking something up, and throwin... »

A love story

A love story

Ronan Keane

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

Why suffering

Why suffering

Ronan Keane

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. Innocents are killed, maimed, and made h... »

The plan

The plan

Ronan Keane

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 worry. A few days pass, and sure enough... »

Bible heroines

Bible heroines

Ronan Keane

In ancient Israel, men’s and women’s roles were clearly defined, with the women’s sphere traditionally being the household and everything pertaining to it, including the... »

Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

Ronan Keane

In years past, Activated has occasionally featured articles describing little ceremonies the contributors participated in around the turn of the New Year. For example, fr... »

Making resolutions realities

Making resolutions realities

Ronan Keane

Here are some tips to turning your New Year's resolutions into lasting changes in your life: Make a list of your goals and select the top three to five that are the most... »

The presence

The presence

Ronan Keane

Throughout the Old Testament, God’s kindness and mercy flows through the text, like this verse in the Psalms: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abou... »