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you choose Q: what can you do when you’ve lost all hope?
Posted by an odj community member on December 9th, 2013 | one response
Q: What can you do when you’ve lost all hope? —Joseph A: Scripture gives numerous examples of people who’ve struggled with feelings of hopelessness (1 Kings 19:4; Psalm 22:11; Isaiah 53:10; Lamentations 1:12; Jonah... read more »
the way out
Posted by mike wittmer on November 16th, 2013 | 4 responses
Shin was born in a North Korean prison camp, where he lived until he was 23. He never thought to escape, for he didn’t imagine that life was any different on the other side of the electrified fence. Then he met a new... read more »
you choose Q: what advice would you give to a single person who’s feeling lonely at church?
Posted by an odj community member on November 12th, 2013 | one response
Q: What advice would you give a person who is the only single person in her entire church and is feeling left out and lonely? —Lisa A: A single person is popularly defined as “one who is above 30 and unmarried.” I... read more »
you choose Q: why does my business continue to fail even as I pray to God for help?
Posted by an odj community member on October 8th, 2013 | 4 responses
Q: Why is my business continuing to slide down even though we have been praying for God’s hand upon us? How can I continue to motivate my Christian colleagues who are demoralized? —Teck A: “Keep on asking, and... read more »
Posted by marvin williams on October 7th, 2013 | 2 responses
Ian Usher was so disappointed with his life that he decided to auction it on eBay. He wanted to rid himself of all the memories he shared with his ex-wife. The Australian said, “On the day [all my possessions] are sold, I... read more »
Posted by roxanne robbins on September 20th, 2013 | 7 responses
There was a time, deep into my walk with Jesus, when life became extremely difficult. I told a friend that I felt like a mouse, batted back and forth between the paws of a cat that was toying with his victim before making... read more »
you choose Q: what about taking anti-depressants?
Posted by an odj community member on September 13th, 2013 | one response
Q: Would you recommend to a family member or friend who is struggling with depression to take an anti-depressant? —Grace A: It’s important to understand that many things can trigger a bout with depression.... read more »
Posted by poh fang chia on September 9th, 2013 | 3 responses
I saw a group interacting with others outside my train station—sharing Scriptures with anyone who would listen. A group member approached and asked me to take a survey. One question referred to Revelation 22:17. She asked,... read more »
indicted or invited?
Posted by Jeff Olson on September 7th, 2013 | 4 responses
There are two ways most people tend to read the Bible. One is to read it mostly as an indictment of the human race. In other words, we’re sinful rebels who are bent on finding life apart from God. The other is to read... read more »
in the end
Posted by regina franklin on August 4th, 2013 | 4 responses
As I looked at the goldfish cracker on the floor of my pantry, I reminisced about the tiny hands of my children and an earlier season in life. Though the fallen cracker was the result of a recent forage, the image made me... read more »