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Cashing in on change

Cashing in on change

Maria Fontaine

I’ve heard and read many encouraging stories about the positive aspects of people’s experiences embracing the changes that come with aging. Well, now it’s my turn! I’m di... »

Perspective adjustment

Perspective adjustment

Peter Amsterdam

During an especially busy time, I had a perspective adjustment that changed my outlook for the better. I was involved in several major projects, had a huge amount of work... »

The father and the lost sons

The father and the lost sons

Peter Amsterdam

In Luke chapter 15, Jesus told the following story: There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of property t... »

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... »

The tempest tree

The tempest tree

If you’ve ever felt like your whole life has been uprooted and you have no idea how you’ll make it to the next day, take heart from the Turner’s Oak—a 16-meter-tall giant... »

A whole new world

A whole new world

George Sosich

Some degree of color blindness affects around 8% of men and less than 1% of women. The degree of disability ranges from mild inability to differentiate between certain co... »

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,... »

Be all you can be

Be all you can be

Peter Amsterdam

Each person is different and has different gifts and callings. God knew what He was doing when He made you the way you are, and He wants to use the talents He has given y... »

Now and forever

Now and forever

Maria Fontaine

As the New Year begins, many people are looking ahead with a measure of trepidation to what lies ahead for them and their families and friends, as well as for the world i... »

Christmas reflections

Christmas reflections

Maria Fontaine

I recently had some time to relax in quiet solitude, and I decided to spend it sitting in front of our small manger scene. I lit some candles and one small lamp and liste... »

Making a masterpiece

Making a masterpiece

Maria Fontaine

When the life of a follower of Jesus is lived as Jesus intended it to be, it becomes a thing of beauty. Being a Christian and having a relationship with God should be som... »

Time management

Time management

Peter Amsterdam

Time is one thing that you can never get back again. The Bible talks about “redeeming the time” or “making the best use of the time.”[[Ephesians 5:16 ESV]] That calls for... »

The birthday mix-up

The birthday mix-up

Maria Fontaine

It was my birthday and I was returning a phone call from one of my relatives, but to my surprise, I didn’t recognize the voice that answered. The woman on the other end s... »