Month: August 2013

 

The Real Deal

Sometimes cleaning out Grandpa’s attic pays off. For an Ohio man, it paid off in the discovery of a more than 100-year-old set of mint-condition baseball cards. Appraisers placed the cards’ value at $3 million.

a man like us

Ordinary people from tiny towns aren’t usually highly celebrated. Few are remembered long after they’re gone. The prophet Elijah, however, is an exception. The New Testament authors mentioned him more than any other Old Testament prophet.

Usefulness or Relationship?

Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven —Luke 10:20

Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service for Me, but rejoice because of your right relationship with Me.” The trap you …

Find freedom from the worries that hold you captive

What’s keeping you up at night? Maybe it’s a financial situation, disappointing medical news, or a relationship that’s gone sour. Discover encouragement from Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount.

sin’s sting

In June 1972, five men were caught in the burglary of a political party’s headquarters. Investigations revealed that the break-in was part of a high-level campaign of political espionage and sabotage.

Escaping the trap of pornography–David’s Story

The bondage of sin casts us into a prison of shame, fear, and guilt. But Jesus came to free us from those chains! Discover how God delivered one man from an addiction to pornography and set him on the path to freedom. Find out more of what the Bible says about “When We Just Can’t...

My Story: The Pressure to Be the Best

By Nicole Yuen, 19, USA I’ve known about God for as long as I can remember. My parents are both Christians, and I grew up attending church. But even though I knew about God’s unconditional love from an early age, I wasn’t immune from the pressure to achieve. My parents always taught me to do [...]

Behold! The Light of the World — Christmas Card with CD

Give more than just a card this Christmas with an inspirational holiday greeting that includes a devotional booklet and music CD.

The card’s inside sentiment reads,

“His birth was humble,
     
to show His gentleness.
His birth was quiet,
     
to show His obedience.
His birth was miraculous,
     
to show His holiness.
His birth was glorious,
     
to show His power.
His birth was victorious for He has saved us.”

The devotional booklet features 7 days of meditations from Our Daily Bread and the music CD features 4 songs such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “That Beautiful Name,” and “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus/O Come Let Us Adore Him” from the CD Sing We Now of Christmas.

Overwhelming Concern

A while ago, I wrote an article about my wife, Marlene, and her struggles with vertigo. When the article appeared, I was unprepared for the tidal wave of response from readers offering encouragement, help, suggestions and, mostly, concern for her well-being. These messages came from all over the world, from people in all walks of life.

Find a biblical anecdote to anxiety in the Sermon on the Mount

Between our health, our finances, and our relationships, there’s always something to worry about! Let's study Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter 6 and find a biblical anecdote to anxiety.

exposed

A close friend of mine is married to a senior leader of an African nation that has for decades been known for extreme persecution. While her husband was serving as a catalyst in seeing that country’s people freed from an oppressive regime, my friend and her three children recently spent a year with me in Uganda.

A Way Of Escape

Highway 77, which passes through the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, features a series of runaway truck ramps. These semi-paved exits appear in an area of the highway where the altitude drops nearly 1,300 feet over the course of about 6 miles. This steep descent combined with the road’s winding path can create problems for motorists—especially truck drivers.

Questions that test our spiritual health, and the role anxiety plays in our lives

When our bodies are sick, a doctor will ask questions and run tests to identify the cause of the illness. But what do we do when the disease is spiritual?

heavenly prayers

Jay Cutler, NFL quarterback for the Chicago Bears, led his team as they played in the NFC Championship Game. If the Bears won against the hated Green Bay Packers, they would play in the Super Bowl. Cutler was tackled hard a few times during the first half, enough that he took himself out of the game. Some fans became furious when they saw what they thought was a healthy Cutler sitting on the bench. He didn’t appear to be cheering the team on. He simply stared blankly as the Bears lost.

Surviving the K-Wave

By Sheryl Tay, Singapore Korean drama and music have thrived in the past half-decade. With the onset of pop icons featuring in drama series and celebrities making guest appearances in reality TV programs, there has been a wave of interest in Korean pop culture by audiences all over the world. This phenomenon is commonly known [...]


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