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Overcoming personal weaknesses

Overcoming personal weaknesses

Maria Fontaine

Life is often likened to going to school, and that’s a good analogy. God allows all sorts of things to happen in our lives to test us, to see how we’ll react to them, to... »

When it gets boring

When it gets boring

Peter Amsterdam

“If you abide in My word,” Jesus said, “you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”[[John 8:31–32]] We all know that co... »

A better you

A better you

Shannon Shayler

How will reading God’s Word make your life better? Food for spiritual strength and growth. Just as your body needs food to survive and grow strong, your spirit needs spir... »

Treasure

Treasure

Peter Amsterdam

In the second half of Matthew chapter 6, Jesus focuses on our relationship to material things. He begins by teaching the right priorities and attitudes about material pos... »

Kindness and goodness

Kindness and goodness

Peter Amsterdam

When the apostle Paul was writing about living a godly life, he listed what he called the “works of the flesh,” which included things like enmity, strife, jealousy, fits... »

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... »