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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 »

greater than our shame

God is greater than our shame. Because Saul failed to realize this, his life ended tragically. The Israelites were engaged in a fierce battle and suffered defeat at the hands of the Philistines on Mt. Gilboa. That day, the... read more »

work

The first thing you notice are the nets. They stretch tautly between buildings, hung to catch workers who might attempt to leap to their deaths. This is Foxconn, the behemoth factory in Shenzhen, China, where throngs of... read more »

the harvest

As I reflect on the horrid event that occurred at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut (US), I am truly saddened that there apparently was no one in this young man’s life that recognized and acted on the level of... read more »

love life forever

I just watched an awesome clip on youtube yesterday on the kids in Taiwan that fought with Cancer. It has English Subtitles that comes with the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNMm2NlUZoU&feature=relmfu Below is the... read more »

you choose Q: “will a believer in Jesus enter heaven if he commits suicide?”

Q: What does the Bible say about suicide? Will that person enter heaven if he/she was a believer but took their own life?  —Denise A: While some churches have taught that those who take their own lives do not go to... read more »

escape

The bold print in a local news story caught my eye: “Increase in suicide rates in Singapore, male suicides double that of female.” The report goes on to say, “According to some psychiatrists, the higher number of... read more »

depression and healing

The first time I laid my eyes on my daughter Sophie, I was stunned. So sublime was her beauty that I couldn’t believe that she was mine. Also stunned, but for a completely different reason, was my wife Jane. We had... read more »

a different Christmas

With gifts wrapped and under the tree, Christmas Eve came to a close. God’s goodness had been evident, but this year was different. Unfolding blankets and sheets, my husband and I created beds of the two couches in our... read more »

power-trippers

Josh Evans never existed. Still, he befriended 13-year-old Megan Meier through an online network. Eventually, he sent this message, “I don’t know if I want to be friends with you. . . . I hear you’re not... read more »
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