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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... »

The two steps of love

The two steps of love

Chris Mizrany

The other day I read a very interesting article about the Feynman Technique, which promises to help you learn anything in four steps. It intrigued me, as I enjoy learning... »

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Maria Fontaine

If I were to ask you to describe Jesus’ ministry to people, what would you say? It’s an important question, because He’s called us to be His representatives in this world... »

More like Jesus: humility

More like Jesus: humility

Peter Amsterdam

One key element in our pursuit of Christlikeness is emulating the humility of Jesus. In the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans, humility was seen as a negative trait.... »

The call to forgive

The call to forgive

Peter Amsterdam

The Gospels describe Jesus being whipped, beaten, and then nailed to a cross. As He hung there, waiting to die, some of His last words were “Father, forgive them.”[[Luke... »

The superhero within

The superhero within

Maria Fontaine

Have you ever experienced some particular problem or pain that surprised you by how debilitating it was? Perhaps it was a sore toe or an earache that outwardly seemed sma... »

The unselfish life

The unselfish life

Peter Amsterdam

Unselfishness isn’t just about giving money. Sometimes it’s easier to give money than to give of ourselves. To give our time, attention, sympathy, understanding, and pray... »

Faith in times of crisis

Faith in times of crisis

Maria Fontaine

No matter how devastating, irreversible, or hopeless things seem when you’re facing a major setback or a life-threatening situation, you can choose to continue to activel... »