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    Never Stop Learning

    Sheryl is a voracious reader. While others are watching television or playing video games, she is deeply engrossed in the pages of a book.

                Much of this zeal can be traced back to her early childhood. Her family often visited a great aunt and uncle who owned a bookstore. There, Sheryl would sit on Uncle Ed’s lap as he read to her and introduced her to the wonders and delights of books.

                Centuries ago a young man named Timothy had his steps guided on the road to learning. In Paul’s last recorded letter, he acknowledged that Timothy was first introduced…

    Oranges Or Milk?

    When I told my young daughter that a 3-month-old baby boy was coming to our house for a visit, she was delighted. With a child’s sense of hospitality, she suggested that we share some of our food with the baby; she thought he might enjoy a juicy orange from the bowl on our kitchen counter. I explained that the baby could drink only milk, but that he might like oranges when he was older.

    An eye-opening conversation about meditating on God’s Word

    Meditating often gets a bad rap. We may think it involves uncomfortable positions and nonsensical chanting. How meditating on God’s Word can be an avenue to a happy life.

    Discover the blessing of avoiding sin and living God’s way

    Sin offers momentary happiness. But can sin provide lasting joy in life? Let’s dig deep in Psalm 1 for keys to a happy life.

    Come face-to-face with the living, breathing Word of God

    We usually think of God’s Word as a leather-bound book full of godly wisdom and instruction. Let’s reveal that God’s Word is more than a book it’s a Person!

    Discover nourishment for your soul

    No matter how delicious and filling dinner is, you’ll still wake up hungry the very next day! Unlike physical food, God’s Word can keep us spiritually satisfied day in and day out.

    Practical ways to better reflect Christ

    We may think we’re all put together, until we look in the mirror and find the crooked collar on our shirt and spinach in our teeth! Let’s look into the mirror of God’s Word to learn practical ways to better reflect Christ!

    How thinking of Scripture as a lamp can change the way we read the Bible

    God uses countless metaphors to describe His Word. And each one offers insight into the power of Scripture. Another insightful dialogue.

    Why read a Christian book?

    Written By Ruth Lawrence They help you study the Bible. Some books are written to help you get the most out of your Bible study time. They could be books such as Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach that give you tools for studying the Bible on your own, or they could be […]

    Existential Crisis

    Do you sometimes have bouts of insecurity where you fret about the future in general? If you do, don’t worry, you are not alone! But sometimes this journey really does feel lonely, doesn’t it? There […]

    He drew me out of deep waters–Judy’s Story

    When painful circumstances threaten our families, fear and worry are often our first response. Yet the Bible provides another perspective. Judy shares how God gave her peace in the midst of life’s storms. Find hope for your most difficult moments. Originally the Discovery Series study booklet offered was “Surviving the Storms of Stress”; however, it is no…

    A Message for All Time

    Many people read the Bible, but at the same time many people struggle with understanding and applying its ideas and messages to everyday life. In the excerpt from his book Applying the Bible, Jack Kuhatschek offers a guide to reading Scripture and grasping its truths. Taking a closer look at some of the most common…

    clear conscience

    During a 1923 maneuvering exercise, Lieutenant Commander Donald T. Hunter, an experienced navigator and instructor at the Naval Academy, navigated the USS Delphy. The Delphy was the flagship among several naval destroyers. During the exercise, a thick cloak of fog descended on the ships. After several communication attempts, Hunter could not get an accurate read on his location.

    established

    The room was a disaster. Desks appeared tossed about, popcorn littered the floor, and the whiteboards bore a conglomeration of abstract artwork. My classroom had served as an area for some elementary school-aged actors to rest and stay entertained between their few scenes in the high school musical. Now that the final curtain had closed, I surveyed the damage and went to work sweeping and cleaning. As I folded back the large rug I keep at the front of the room, the words on its underside caught my eye.

    waking to our hunger

    When our boys come home from school or return to the house from playing, they utter predictable words amidst moans: “I’m starving. I’m going to die if I don’t eat.” They descend on Miska and me like vultures, insisting they’ll keel over at any moment if food doesn’t arrive. Usually, however, as we list the healthy snacks available to them (nuts, fruit, applesauce, yogurt), they brush each possibility aside. “No, I don’t want that. No, that doesn’t sound good.” Of course, I tell them what every parent throughout human existence has told their children in moments like this: “If you were really starving, you’d eat any of these. Obviously, you’re not that hungry.”


    September 2019: Christian Living

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