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The compassion game

The compassion game

Maria Fontaine

It’s natural to make assumptions about people. Sadly, what we tend to assume is often negative. Personally, I have seen how very easy it is to do this, and I often pray t... »

Give it all to Jesus

Give it all to Jesus

Peter Amsterdam

Forgiving is one of the most difficult things for a person to do. But whenever we give our hurts to God and tell Him, “Jesus, take this. I don’t want it anymore. I’m tire... »

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... »