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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 »
using the keys
Posted by Regina Franklin on November 15th, 2013 | 2 responses
Based on the bulky size of the key ring that holds my car and house keys, losing it shouldn’t be an issue. But it seems that I’m always searching for my keys, and they’re hardest to find when I need them most. One time... 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 »
Posted by K. T. Sim on May 29th, 2013 | one response
Forty is a significant number in the Bible. The great flood of Genesis was the result of 40 days of rain (Genesis 7:4). Moses was with God for 40 days receiving the Law (Exodus 24:18). Spies explored the land for 40 days... read more »
tell it to move!
Posted by an odj community member on April 11th, 2013 | 4 responses
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 come in the form of... read more »
you choose Q: Due to my sin, will God ever leave me?
Posted by an odj community member on January 10th, 2013 | 9 responses
Q: Recently I sinned greatly and went against everything I know. I know I’m forgiven, but would God ever have enough of me and leave me? —Linda A: It’s obvious that you’re aware of your unworthiness before God, and... read more »
history’s steady tune
Posted by Winn Collier on November 24th, 2012 | no responses
George Jellinek, former host of The Vocal Scene radio program, says “the history of a people is found in its songs.” Years ago, music was a crucial way for slaves in the US to recount their stories, and music was central... read more »
you choose Q: how can I know I’m saved?
Posted by an odj community member on November 16th, 2012 | 3 responses
Q: I was born in a Christian family, my parents served God. I attended many meetings and answered many altar calls, confessed my sins many times, accepted Christ many times. I don’t no whether I’ve sincerely prayed... read more »
Posted by Tom Felten on November 7th, 2012 | 20 responses
I had the heart-wrenching, joyous, bittersweet experience of losing my dad on January 6, 2012—his birthday. Our loss was truly his gain! He had been battling rapidly deteriorating health before God graciously took him... read more »
who are you?
Posted by Tim Gustafson on October 24th, 2012 | 10 responses
Who are you?” boomed front man Roger Daltrey of The Who, channeling guitarist Pete Townshend’s angry lyrics. The 1978 song has attained iconic status, perhaps because it resonates with so many of us. Deep down, we really... read more »