An ancient Q&A

I’d venture a guess that the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk isn’t very well known nowadays, but he sure knew what it meant to trust in God no matter h …  »

The unusual CEO

Many Christians who want to uphold Christ and do His work in their daily lives tend to see Him as their boss—a friendly fatherly boss, to be sure, but …  »

The spice of life

You’ve probably heard the statement many times, “If you don’t like the weather in Whereverville, jus …  »

Stepping into the New Year

I recently read an anecdote about a teacher who took her primary school students to the assembly hal …  »

A time for love

One of the miracles of Christmas is that even in a modern society, where you often find yourself see …  »

Seasons

I recently saw this quote and loved its description of a family: “Families are the compass that guid …  »

How to run from waves

One fine day, my wife and I took Kristen, our 13-month-old daughter, to the beach. It was perfect, beautiful weather. As we strolled down the sand, ea …  »

The measure of faith

A friend of mine asked the manager of a supermarket if he had ever cashed a bad check for a stranger. “No, I never did,” he said, “because I never loo …  »

Not alone!

I was tired and had nodded off while on the tram. When I arrived at my destination, I was startled a …  »

The presence

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874–1922) was an Irish explorer who is best remembered for his Antarct …  »

Forbidden fruit

In his classic autobiography Confessions, Saint Augustine, a theologian of the early church, narrate …  »

Spiritual growth

Have you ever been happily reading an enjoyable book when suddenly a sentence hits you right between …  »

Why is it important to spend time alone with God?

All relationships take time. A relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. T …  »

Being with God

If there is anything that Easter reminds us, it is that “salvation”—God’s wonderful gift of peace with Him in this life and in the life to come—is not …  »

Arms around me

Happiness is made up of many things: it is a smile of a child, the golden glows of a sunrise, the wa …  »

One of the listening crowd

Again [Jesus] began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got i …  »

The final straw

Answer me speedily, O Lord; my spirit fails! … I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for G …  »

In need of a makeover?

There are countless people whose lives have been changed by an encounter with Jesus, both within and …  »

Through the storm

Remember the account when I calmed the sea?[[See Mark 4:37–41.]] My disciples were panicking and thought that they would certainly perish. But when th …  »

The tapestry

Each event in your life, each thought, each decision, each bit of love, and each interaction with someone else is like a thread in a tapestry. Day aft …  »

Masterpiece of love

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue and why that specific color gives you a feeling of peace …  »

Game plan

Each passing year opens the door for the new, for the things that are to come. Every year brings wit …  »

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The essence of Christmas

Christmas is best enjoyed when it isn’t centered on decorations, presents, or festivities, but on My …  »

Take a lesson from children

Many adults have looked at a child blissfully enjoying playtime, and have, for a moment, wished they …  »