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Forgiveness first

Forgiveness first

Marie Alvero

Mark’s gospel tells us about a paralyzed man who Jesus healed. Jesus was teaching in a room so crowded that the man’s friends had to make a hole in the roof and lower him... »

Overcoming evil with good

Overcoming evil with good

Marie Story

It’s interesting to note that the apostle Paul wrote the verse “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”[[Romans 12:21 NIV]] to the Christians in Rome, be... »

Exchange of yokes

Exchange of yokes

Keith Phillips

I had read that passage from the Bible I don’t know how many times, and I memorized it years ago. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I wi... »

Free course

Free course

Uday Paul

“The word of God is not bound!”[[2 Timothy 2:9]] the apostle Paul wrote to his young friend Timothy while he was in prison in Rome awaiting his execution. After the Great... »

A life multiplied

A life multiplied

Activated Author

The Rev. H. Merriweather, a missionary of the Sri Lanka and India General Mission, was visiting the United States, and the head office of the mission asked him to call up... »

Your turn to love

Your turn to love

Alex Peterson

Do you have parents, grandparents, or other loved ones who are suffering from any of the long-term troubles that occur naturally in old age? Here are five ways that you c... »

Boiling stones

Boiling stones

Iris Richard

By May 2020, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic had created serious conditions for thousands of families who live in informal settlements in Kenya and rely on day-labor... »

True justice

True justice

Marie Alvero

True justice starts with one truth: every human is made in the image of God. That is what gives us worth. This equalizes us across all the divides of race, gender, abilit... »

The view

The view

Anna Perlini

Fourteen years ago, I was invited to a farewell party a friend was hosting for quite a large number of friends and acquaintances. I had never been to her house before, an... »

Watch your words

Watch your words

Steve Hearts

Are you the type of person who loves to talk? If so, you're just like me. I love talking to people, both in person and by phone. I also actively engage in different forms... »

Minimalism

Minimalism

Joyce Suttin

I’m hungry, but I really can’t think of anything to eat. I go to the refrigerator to decide what to make for dinner and walk away frustrated. Nothing seems satisfying. Ov... »

The art of compliments

The art of compliments

Amy Joy Mizrany

My music teacher was over 70, kind, old-fashioned, and somewhat fastidious. But he had a way of making you feel special. He would always take you seriously and express in... »