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Taking our burdens to Jesus

Taking our burdens to Jesus

Maria Fontaine

Everyone experiences some very difficult times of testing at different points in their lives. Maybe you’re in the midst of one of these times and you’re feeling weary and... »

Feeling unsettled?

Feeling unsettled?

Peter Amsterdam

In Philippians 4:6–7, the apostle Paul instructs the believers: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, pres... »

Learning from God

Learning from God

Maria Fontaine

We can go through life and miss some of the things that God is trying to teach us if we don’t intentionally seek to learn from God. Some things are obvious, but others ar... »

What Heaven is like

What Heaven is like

Maria Fontaine

Have you ever wondered what happens to you after you die? What’s in store for you when you get to the “other side”?—If there is another side. Is there a heaven? If so, wh... »

Heavenly encouragement

Heavenly encouragement

Maria Fontaine

I was cold. Having to get out of my nice, warm bed early on a brisk morning didn’t seem like an ideal way to start the day. I was tired. I hadn’t slept well the night bef... »

Victory in tough times

Victory in tough times

Maria Fontaine

When seeking Jesus for encouragement for any difficulties that you (or one of your friends or loved ones) may be experiencing, the Lord brought to mind the life to come.... »

The God from podunk

The God from podunk

Scott MacGregor

I recently realized that my perceptions have been wrong when it comes to where Jesus lived when He was a child and young man. I’ve always been aware that Galilee was in t... »

Got potential?

Got potential?

Peter Amsterdam

What can you realistically expect to be or accomplish? That depends in part on how you define “realistic.” Nobody knows what we’re capable of better than God, and often H... »

Christmas echoes

Christmas echoes

Peter Amsterdam

For many of us, an important feature of Christmas is remembering the story of Jesus’ birth, whether through reenactments and plays of the first Christmas, readings of the... »

Reaching out at Christmas

Reaching out at Christmas

Maria Fontaine

With the Christmas season beginning, we will likely be presented with numerous opportunities to talk to people about how the babe in the manger is a gift that can have gr... »

God’s Christmas gift

God’s Christmas gift

Peter Amsterdam

Christmas celebrates the most important birth in human history, when the Creator of the universe entered our world in bodily form as both God and man in Jesus. An angel a... »

More like Jesus: Joy

More like Jesus: Joy

Peter Amsterdam

Christian joy is intimately connected to faith, hope, and gratefulness. It’s about taking a long-range view of life that is based on faith in God, trust in what He has to... »

Reason to celebrate

Reason to celebrate

Peter Amsterdam

All throughout history, people have marked great advances, victories, and momentous occasions with celebration—some of which continue till today, such as birthdays, anniv... »