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    God helps in unexpected ways

    What do Moses, Elijah, and Peter all have in common? When they were at their lowest, God helped them in some unexpected and very practical ways. Today on Discover the Word, our team and special guest Jeff Manion discuss some of their favorite Bible characters and the important lesson we can learn from them about […]

    One question to ask ourselves before judging others

    Could you eat one food—for every meal—for days, and not complain? Our guest this week on Discover the Word, Jeff Manion, tried that and today he tells us about his experiment. And the conversation reveals the one question we should ask ourselves when we’re tempted to judge others. Find out what that question is today […]

    Unquestion Revelation

    In that day you will ask Me nothing —John 16:23

    When is “that day”? It is when the ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. “In that day” you will be one with the …

    Simple Things

    It was 2 a.m. and we’d just completed 26 hours of air travel—including connections. Lines of bleary-eyed passengers queued to get through customs. Most of us had just one thing on our mind—getting home and falling into bed.

    Are You Satisfied With Your Life?

    My growing up years were tough. When my parents got divorced, my brothers and I stayed with my dad, and we had to share a bedroom in a friend’s house for some time.

    A Letter of Condolence to the US$1.6 billion Lottery Winner

    Dear Lottery Winner, Having just heard of your winning the record-breaking US$1.6-billion Powerball lottery jackpot in US last week, I would like to offer you my deepest condolences.

    Editor’s Picks: Top 3 Articles | Identity

    Welcome to this brand-new section on Editor’s Picks. Throughout the course of the year, we’ve received some extremely helpful and well-written pieces that we think will be a pity to not share with you again—especially if you missed them the first time.

    Can’t. Get. No. Satisfaction.

    Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed one day, I see a picture of a man leaving a store with several large bags—clothing store H&M had just launched its new Balmain X H&M collection, with the latest fashion designer clothing worth hundreds of dollars.

    Content Where We Are

    We’ve heard the stories: A man leaves his wife of many years for a woman he has met at work—disorienting and disillusioning his family.

    Follow Your Heart . . . Really?

    Follow your heart, and do what makes you happy. People offered me this advice countless times while I was growing up. They said it was the secret recipe to living a pleasurable, joyful life.

    Are contentment and ambition enemies?

    The word “ambition” often is used with suspicion in Christian circles. Perhaps because the word “selfish” is often associated with it! Don’t miss this important discussion.

    Transformed in His Image

    In a society that has seemingly dismissed the issues of the heart, outward appearances have become the source of determining beauty and self-worth. This excerpt from Regina Franklin’s book Who Calls Me Beautiful? offers insights to help you recognize the value of your identity in God. Discover how you can get your heart in the...

    A Devoted Heart

    A successful Christian businessman shared his story with us at church. He was candid about his struggles with faith and abundant wealth. He declared, “Wealth scares me!”

    He quoted Jesus’ statement, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:25 niv). He cited Luke 16:19-31 about the rich man and Lazarus and how in this story it was the rich man who went to hell. The parable of the “rich fool” (Luke 12:16-21) disturbed him. 

    “But,” the businessman stated, “I’ve learned a lesson…

    What Is That to You?

    Social media is useful for many things, but contentment is not one of them. At least not for me. Even when my goals are good, I can become discouraged by continual reminders that others are accomplishing them first or with greater results. I am prone to this kind of discouragement, so I frequently remind myself that God has not short-changed me. He has already given me everything I need to accomplish the work He wants me to do.

                This means I don’t need a bigger budget or the assurance of success. I don’t need a better work environment or a…

    if only i had . . .

    Even as a child, I can remember coveting things that other people possessed. One day I was playing at my cousin’s house when one of his toys caught my eye. I begged to take it home, and when my parents refused me the pleasure, I cried and created quite a scene.

    September 2019: Christian Living

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