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Being rich toward God

Being rich toward God

Virginia Brandt Berg

Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”[[Matthew 6:21]] Some people quote that as “Where your heart is, there will your treasure be also.” Bu... »

Renewing your mind

Renewing your mind

Virginia Brandt Berg

I once talked with a woman who said she tried very hard to think only positive thoughts, but she was never able to keep it up for long. Even when she managed to appear op... »

Be still

Be still

Virginia Brandt Berg

I needed to urgently get in touch with a woman whose address I didn’t have, and every part of my being seemed to throb with anxiety. I felt as though I would fly to piece... »

The measure of faith

The measure of faith

A friend of mine asked the manager of a supermarket if he had ever cashed a bad check for a stranger. “No, I never did,” he said, “because I never look at the check—I loo... »

Beginning again 

Beginning again 

Virginia Brandt Berg

I’m glad to say there is such a place as The Land of Beginning Again, and you can find it, no matter who you are or what your past has been. You’ll find that place in the... »

Put God on the spot

Put God on the spot

Virginia Brandt Berg

After you have asked God for something, take action. Act on your faith. Put feet to your prayers by taking steps toward your goal. When I was the pastor of a church in Wa... »

Reserved for Him

Reserved for Him

Virginia Brandt Berg

Some of the loneliest people are surrounded by others, yet they feel that no one understands them.—That is, the real person that they are. They long for someone to share... »

God with us

God with us

Virginia Brandt Berg

Some people cannot understand how God could have come down and been wrapped in human flesh. That isn’t strange to me, though. In fact it is quite easy for me to believe,... »

A life above the ordinary

A life above the ordinary

Virginia Brandt Berg

The secret of drawing closer to God is prayer and communion with Him through meditating on His Word. But it’s not just quickly opening your Bible. I'm sure that the failu... »

A valley visit

A valley visit

Virginia Brandt Berg

The Hebrew word bakah means “weeping,” and in Bible times there was a valley in Israel called by that name. Figuratively, the Valley of Baca is a place where all of us ha... »

The lower lights

The lower lights

Virginia Brandt Berg

When my husband’s health was declining and I was visiting him at the hospital, I would see other patients in waiting rooms or in their beds and think about what they must... »