today's devotional post
knowing our placeI recently read of a man who started a church and saw it grow and flourish over the years. But unlike some pastors whose fingers have to be pried from the pulpit, this man began grooming a younger man to take over his church. Why? Because he felt God was calling him to do so. And, at just 51 years old, this healthy, dynamic pastor humbly moved on as his 30-year-old protégé took his place. From this account and John the Baptist’s example, we see the importance of truly finding our place in life. I don’t mean our purpose or vocation, but the point where we humbly acknowledge God’s... read more »
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I marvel at the technology of my cell phone. It fits in my hand, has no wires, and by pressing a few buttons, I can speak directly to anyone I desire anywhere in the world. I have no idea... read more »
In whatever we ponder,
of the past, present or future,
let us always remember
all mothers for their good nature.
No matter what people may choose to think,
or of our... read more »
tell it to move!Everywhere I look, there are people facing mountains. High, powerful mountains. Mountains that seem utterly impossible to move.
These immovable mountains are hurting the hearts of many. These mountains... read more »
springtime in asia
Isn’t God’s creation beautiful? Here is where picture speaks a thousand words.
streams in the desert
Like David, some days it seems like we’re being chased in the hot Judean desert by the Sauls of our lives. We’re afraid, hot, thirsty, lonely, and... read more »
you choose Q: I’ve fallen in love with an unbeliever . . . what should I do?
Q: I’ve fallen in love with an unbeliever, but I know it’s wrong. What should I do? —Keliya
A: Keliya, your heart is obviously torn in two over this relationship. On one hand,... read more »
set to rise
God still does wonders. God made the truth, and truth from him is more valuable and more important than any other thing. The past year, I have learned to be truthful to everyone especially brothers and... read more »
My philosophy for playing sports well is simple, “Know the basics of the particular game we are playing, and excel at those same basics!” How many times have we seen our favorite team lose because of... read more »
i love you
—copy and design submitted by Terry and Pat Lampel, US... read more »
Valentine’s Day 2013
Let’s remember that Valentine’s Day is not just a time for a man & woman to celebrate a special relationship. Once we have given ourselves to Christ, we have begun a love relationship that lasts... read more »