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in the beginning
Posted by poh fang chia on December 10th, 2013 | no responses
In the movie, The Sound of Music, Sister Maria sings: “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. When you read, you begin with A-B-C. When you sing, you begin with do-re-mi.” Where do we begin in... read more »
you choose Q: what can you do when you’ve lost all hope?
Posted by an odj community member on December 9th, 2013 | no responses
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 »
Posted by tom felten on December 6th, 2013 | 3 responses
Recently, I was talking with a friend who has been scarred by sin—things done to him by others. The effects linger, even though the actions occurred long ago. He was struggling, trying to see beyond the lies that caused... read more »
Posted by Jeff Olson on December 2nd, 2013 | 3 responses
An acquaintance of mine recently went to have his doctor examine a cyst on the top of his wrist. The doctor told the man that it was a “Bible cyst.” A ganglion cyst, sometimes called a Bible cyst, is a swelling or benign... read more »
you choose Q: how can I slow down a romantic relationship without triggering negative emotions?
Posted by an odj community member on November 27th, 2013 | 2 responses
Q: How can I effectively prevent triggering fear and insecurity of losing a fairly new relationship with man who wants to rush things? I am encouraging “waiting on God’s timing,” but am not able to... 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 winn collier on November 13th, 2013 | 8 responses
Not long ago, my wife, Miska, met a friend for coffee. As they sat at an outdoor café, a man in a white fedora walked back and forth near them—several times. He would go into the barbershop next door, only to exit a few... 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 »
was it worth it?
Posted by Jeff Olson on November 1st, 2013 | 4 responses
In the movie Field of Dreams, miraculous things start to happen after Ray Kinsella builds a baseball field in the middle of his Iowa cornfield. One by one, major league baseball players from years past begin miraculously... read more »
it’s not about me
Posted by Tim Gustafson on October 21st, 2013 | one response
Tim Keller asks, “Is the Bible basically about me and what I must do? Or is it basically about Jesus and what He has done?” The pastor and author asks us to consider the familiar account of David and Goliath. We tend to... read more »