The character builder

The great American evangelist Dwight L. Moody had a pithy phrase to describe character: Character is what you are in the dark. As Christians, we all want to grow in spiri …  »

Christian character

A key factor in becoming like Jesus is developing godly character. This article will focus on character traits that Scripture identifies as those that Christians should e …  »

The story to end the excuses

Jesus gave a simple command: “Love your neighbor.” [[Matthew 19:19]] However, “neighbor” is pretty vague, and some wise guy asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” [[Luke 10:2 …  »

Spiritual weightlifting

One of my favorite forms of exercise is weightlifting. I’m no bodybuilder; I just do it to stay toned and keep in shape. I also find it interesting how akin weightlifting …  »

The power of gratitude

In a video clip I watched on YouTube some time ago, one of the participants in a panel was talking about a trying time in her life that had led to serious depression. A f …  »

It’s good to be alive!

When I was 17, I went with friends to spend carnival in the city of Salvador. We rented a very cheap house and slept on the floor like most of the locals. Even though our …  »

Live with joy

As I was skimming headlines on an online news website, I saw this headline: “He’s a Fighter: Guo Youming Won’t Succumb to Rare Disease.” Intrigued, I clicked on the artic …  »

The tree

I lived in a village in Tanzania that had a big, old avocado tree that was a local treasure. The tree grew in the middle of town, and its fruit was available to anyone in …  »

Multiplied power 

It is a common reaction for people, when faced with a negative situation, to feel justified in complaining and dwelling on the negative. Others have discovered the power …  »