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A ray of light in the dark

A ray of light in the dark

Iris Richard

I was on my way to an important appointment, which unfortunately was scheduled during the city’s much-dreaded morning rush hour. If at all possible, I try to plan my day... »

This little light of mine

This little light of mine

David Bolick

The other evening, my wife and I watched the sunset from our terrace, and we stayed until stars came out. As usual, the evening star was the first to appear. An hour or s... »

Let there be light

Let there be light

Koos Stenger

I heard a beautiful testimony recounted by Dutch evangelist Corrie ten Boom. She told about a visit to a prison situated somewhere in the African bush. The atmosphere was... »

The light of love

The light of love

Curtis Peter van Gorder

God’s Word tells us that God is love and that He wants the world to be filled with the same: “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all... »

From darkness to light

From darkness to light

Dina Ellens

Nonon couldn’t keep back the tears as she told me about her sister’s death. Her bicycle had hit a hole in the road, and Rani had flown off and landed on her head. She was... »

Confident children

Confident children

Alex Peterson

Parents who are concerned about their children’s progress at each stage of their development, as nearly all parents are, need to realize what an important role a child’s... »

Encouragement

Encouragement

Marie Alvero

During a recent work evaluation, I was surprised to receive the feedback that my coworkers do not find me especially encouraging. This hit me hard, because I’ve always co... »

The formula

The formula

Nina Kole

The topic of letting God work through us is very dear to my heart, as I find it encouraging when God chooses unexpected people to do His work, and then helps them to not... »

The way home

The way home

Scott Montrose

I was listening to Frankie Miller singing “A Long Way Home” when the lyrics took on personal meaning. Oh, it’s a long way home In the night alone When your songs are all... »

The good shepherd

The good shepherd

Chris Mizrany

I’m privileged to lead a weekly Sunday School group of children between the ages of 9 and 13 in a low-income settlement just outside our city in Cape Town. Teaching them... »

Musical woods

Musical woods

It’s sometimes called the most human of instruments, because it has the noble mission of expressing our deepest emotions. It sings in its deep vibrant voice to touch our... »

Working with God

Working with God

Martin McTeg

The workplace can be a challenging and competitive arena. Too often, honesty and hard work can lose out to the pursuit of a quick buck and me-first politicking. But there... »

Less is better

Less is better

Uday Paul

I vividly remember the day in my early twenties when I was sitting in the comfortable living room of my upper-middle class home and felt a void and restlessness within me... »