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widows and children
Sep
30

widows and children

by K. T. Sim (5 comments)

Widows were the epitome of the destitute and desperate in ancient Jewish society. In his gospel, Luke often wrote of widows and their journeys of faith: the prophetess Anna who saw the newborn Messiah (Luke... read more »

August 18, 2014
Aug
18

August 18, 2014

by Today's Conversation (4 comments)

How important is silence and solitude in your life? How do you practice them? ... read more »

sleepless nights
Aug
04

sleepless nights

by Jeff Olson (3 comments)

Sleep. It’s one of the most underrated pleasures in life. There’s nothing like a good night’s rest or napping on a rainy day. My bed feels like a refuge—a small sanctuary from the cares of life. On some... read more »

prayer for revival
Jun
26

prayer for revival

by marvin williams (4 comments)

Blasio Kugosi was tired. This schoolteacher from Rwanda was tired of simply sitting back in quiet discouragement over the lack of spiritual fervor in the church and his own spiritual life. So in 1935, Kugosi... read more »

the words we pray
May
25

the words we pray

by Jeff Olson (2 comments)

As I was growing up, my parents made sure we prayed before evening meals. Sitting around the kitchen table, my siblings and I would bow our heads as either Dad or Mom would pray. I remember liking it when Dad... read more »

a gentle Father
May
15

a gentle Father


During a difficult season of life when I questioned God’s kindness and care, many believers in Jesus came alongside me. They allowed me to be real with my struggles, but refused to let me dwell on them. They... read more »

faith and diligence
Apr
28

faith and diligence

by Poh Fang Chia (4 comments)

Ever suffered from paralysis of analysis? New graduates stepping into the workforce often experience its symptoms. They hope God will tell them exactly what their job should be. They wish He would show them... read more »

ask God first
Apr
27

ask God first

by Ruth O'reilly-smith (5 comments)

In my work with radio, I’m always listening for new talent and have at times foolishly chosen to work with people because of their impressive experience or larger-than-life personalities. Previous poor... read more »

walking a tightrope
Apr
13

walking a tightrope

by jennifer benson schuldt (5 comments)

Mollee D. Harper went without a steady job for more than 2 years. She described it like this: “Daily, [I walked a] tightrope of not knowing whether I might disappear into homelessness or suddenly get [a]... read more »

thanking God for you
Apr
08

thanking God for you

by an odj community member (one comment)

—copy and design submitted by Terry and Pat Lampel, US ... read more »


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