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in the light of God

Pastor G. Campbell Morgan was quoted as saying: “What we do in the crisis always depends on whether we see the difficulties in the light of God, or God in the shadow of the difficulties.” When people face any kind of... read more »

you choose Q: how does a person handle death?

Q: I’m so sad. My friend Karen’s dad died today, what happens after people die? Do they go right to heaven? What happens to the body after they die? My Mom just turned 96. I’m scared of what will happen when... read more »

you choose Q: what can i do about my sin?

Q: I always try to run away from sin, and when I think I’ve gotten away, it comes back. After I commit the sin, I feel as if I should be punished for my sin. Other times, I feel so bad that I think that God is... read more »

hope in death

In early 2012, James McConnell passed away at a nursing home in Southsea, Hampshire, in England. Mr. McConnell, a veteran of the UK’s Royal Marines, was 70 years old. Unfortunately, he had no family, and when the medical... read more »

the soul’s worth

O Holy Night” is a Christmas hymn we need to sing loudly. We need to sing it during Advent and Christmas—and if I had my way, we’d belt it out every month of the year. These lines tell us a deep truth: Long lay the... read more »

love does

The news came on Christmas Eve. My wife put down the phone, walked into the bedroom, and burst into tears. We were living in Australia then and had been visiting family in Brisbane, but after the call we decided we needed... read more »

you choose Q: what can you do when you’ve lost all hope?

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 »

prince of peace

While walking through a store, my friend’s 12-year-old daughter commented on a magazine cover about the December 2012 mass shooting that tragically killed 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US.... read more »

what kind of sorrow?

In the wake of numerous public confessions by fallen politicians, sports figures, and business executives, Paul Wilkes references Susan Wise Bauer’s helpful distinction: “An apology is an expression of regret: I am... read more »

he’s not there

My dad passed away a year ago from pancreatic cancer. When we arrived at the graveside for a private family burial, the funeral director was waiting there with my dad’s cremated ashes. It was the first time we had seen the... read more »
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