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Are You Making a Difference?

There are, and have been, many people who paint the face of history with their choices in life. Such a person is Felix Kersten. What is Your…

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Keep Praying? Why?

Read Luke 17:20–18:14 Think To listen to some believers, you’d get the impression that faith is knowing exactly what will happen…

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Heed God’s Warnings

Read 1 Samuel 8-10 Think Warnings are everywhere. Along roadsides, on medicines, and even on food packages. Some warnings seem to have…

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What is Your Influence?

Read Luke 17:1-19 Think Jesus’ followers should be known for helping to relieve others of their hurts and offenses by extending…

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Hearing The Voice of God

Read 1 Samuel 3-7 Think How many times have you thought, I wish God would just tell me what He wants me do? You may never hear God speaking…

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Are You Maximizing Your Resources?

Read Luke 16:1-31 Think Are you making the most of your resources and relationships? When you’re with Christians, are you taking full…

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Living Beneath Your Privileges!

What would you think of a person who lived in absolute poverty but also had a modest fortune available to them of over a quarter of a…

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This Present Suffering

Read 1 Samuel 1-2 Think How do you handle disappointment and discouragement? Do you cave in to outside pressures, collapse under the weight…

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Love Through Trouble

Read Ruth 1-4 Think Are you looking out for yourself and doing what’s best for you? Plenty of influential people will tell you to do…

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Seeking and Saving That Which Was Lost

Read Luke 15:11-32 Think Have you ever lost something really valuable or important? Perhaps it lost you–like a runaway pet. How did…

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What Are You Willing to Give to Follow?

Read Luke 14:25-15:10 Think While Jesus was on earth, a lot of people followed Him at one time or another. They followed Him from place to…

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What Are You Defending?

Read Judges 19-21 Think Who are you willing to defend? Your family? Your friends? Perhaps you would stand up for those who support a worthy…

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Who is Being Exalted?

Read Luke 14:1-24 Think What are you doing to get ahead? After all, that’s the way of the world isn’t it? It certainly is for a…

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God’s Ways Higher Than Our Ways

Read Judges 17-18 Think Do you like to do your own thing, be your own person? When you were younger, could you hardly wait until you could…

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Narrow is The Way

Read Luke 13:22-35 Think If you listen to most well-meaning, spiritually open individuals, it would seem that there are many ways to God.…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

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The Life of the Widow – Part 6: The Church’s Responsibility to Her

In its concern for the widow, the economy of Israel provided the foundation for the Christian Church in its service to her. It certainly…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 5: Rebuilding Her Life

Understandably, the loss of a companion whom one has selected as a partner in marriage for life shatters the world of the widow or widower.…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 4: Legal & Financial

Attendance to legal and financial matters in the family is of the utmost importance in view of the possibility of the unexpected death of…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 3: Physical and Mental Considerations

Wesley Teterud says, “A widow’s health is at a higher risk of declining during the first few years of widowhood than at any other time in…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 2: The Grieving Process

Scholars, both sacred and secular, have given much attention to the subject of the grieving process in recent decades. They have produced a…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 1: God’s Love for Her

I am a widower of more than six years now. The pain of saying goodbye to my sweetheart of nearly fifty years of marriage was almost…

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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester Greek class with Brother Raymond Kelcy, readings in the Gospel of John,…

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Witness Without Fear

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,…

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Why God Speaks More to Senior Adults Than Anyone Else!

The title of this article may have caught your attention if only because you question the validity of the statement. How could such a…

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Daughters of Dignity – Part 2: What are You Wearing?

Part 4: Daughters of Dignity Day 2: What are You Wearing? “Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor.”…

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The Ministry of Comfort

Few things are more disconcerting than a telephone call informing you that a family member or a friend has died. Brenda and I received three…

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Tried And True Discipline

As you stroll through your grocery store, checking off your list, you often have the chance to choose between generic and name brand items.…

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What Profit is Giving?

The world’s system is “Get All You Can.” God’s plan is much more profitable: “Give All You Can.” The…

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What is Life All About?

A number of years ago, my husband and I attended a “Focus Over Fifty” conference at the Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado…

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Worth Doing Well

A short while ago, in August, Rebekah and I celebrated our twenty-third wedding anniversary. While I do not intend to write a commemorative…