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Five word plan

Five word plan

Amy Joy Mizrany

At any point in time, there’s always someone looking to revitalize their life or turn over a new leaf. If that’s you right now, here’s a simple plan that I found to be in... »

Renewing your mind

Renewing your mind

Virginia Brandt Berg

I once talked with a woman who said she tried very hard to think only positive thoughts, but she was never able to keep it up for long. Even when she managed to appear op... »

The bathtub principle

The bathtub principle

Chris Mizrany

It looks like the bathtub is finally getting fixed! So I thought when I arrived back at our mission center to find a man respraying the bathtub in our front bathroom. Our... »

Something out of very little

Something out of very little

Simon Bishop

The saying, “Necessity is the mother of Invention,” certainly took on greater meaning lately, with the increased challenges due to the pandemic and people needing to find... »

A different take on goals

A different take on goals

Iris Richard

As the 2020 new year began, I had a long list of goals and plans. I had high expectations and hoped to reach at least half of the items on my list. The year started off w... »

Where is hope?

Where is hope?

I didn’t like my mood. It wasn’t exactly cold—more like chilly with a chance of thunderstorms. Exactly like the weather that day. I knew why I was feeling that way, and i... »

Waymaker

Waymaker

Steve Hearts

I was truly encouraged and inspired after listening to the song “Waymaker” by Michael W. Smith. Though I had heard it before, this was the first time I had reflected on t... »

The faith way

The faith way

Keith Phillips

Like a lot of people, as each new year approaches, I try to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming one. As I was about to do that this year, a friend sent... »

Best-laid plans

Best-laid plans

Ruth Davidson

Ever since our family moved to southeast Texas, we’ve been experiencing frequent hurricanes, floods, sweltering heat in the summer, and freezing temperatures in the winte... »

Dandelions and green scallions

Dandelions and green scallions

Joyce Suttin

Nature is amazingly resilient. The temperature had dropped to freezing, and though I had carefully covered my plants, I was sad to discover that the frost killed quite a... »

A living sacrifice

A living sacrifice

Marie Alvero

“Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find... »

A better tomorrow

A better tomorrow

Ruth Davidson

On a return trip from visiting some of my children and grandchildren, I was waiting to board my plane at Gate 56. The silence was rudely broken by a voice emanating from... »