Mountain movers

I’ve always wondered what Jesus meant when He said, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it w …  »

Like a dog with two tails

There she was at the door, jumping up and down for joy, barking and wagging her tail, as if to say: "He's back!” After a long and tiring day, I received the most wonderfu …  »

What faith knows

When I look at some of the men and women in the Bible, at a quick glance they seem to be so confident, so certain of everything. Next to such seemingly unwavering faith, …  »

Beckoning me onwards

I grew up in a Christian family, but at 13 I became an atheist. When I was 18, I left my hometown of Rio with a backpack and set off to see the world. I visited the Briti …  »

The therapy room

A friend of mine recently had a traumatic experience. While at work, a dog bite took off part of her finger. Weeks of pain, surgeries, casts, pills, anesthesia … and it s …  »

One hundred percent coverage

Around 40% of the world’s population has Internet access. That’s more than three billion people. Instead of hunting through books or doing research at a physical location …  »

A life above the ordinary

The secret of drawing closer to God is prayer and communion with Him through meditating on His Word. But it’s not just quickly opening your Bible. I'm sure that the failu …  »

Reading tips

“Where do I start?” is probably the most common question asked by people starting out reading the Bible. I remember my first attempts when I was a young man. I started at …  »

It’s all right

Those were the words uttered by a woman nearly 3,000 years ago whose only son had just died in her arms. Hours earlier, he had complained of a headache after returning fr …  »

The blocked card

Not long ago, when we checked our credit card statement after buying an airline ticket, we discovered that the airline had charged us twice. We contacted the airline in t …  »

Pancakes and pudding 

My nine- and ten-year-olds came whining to me again. “Mommy, Chalsey’s taking all the LEGO blocks!” “Davin always gets the best pieces!” Kristy, my five-year-old, was cry …  »

Faith floats

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. …  »