The Storms of Life

“And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are …

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Becoming a Bravehearted Woman

The World-Changing Power of Christ-Centered Femininity The stillness of the African night was shattered by a piercing scream. Fair-skinned, red-haired Mary Slessor hurried out of her hut, a concerned look on her face. As she stood listening, she heard the sound of yelling and drumming growing steadily louder in the distance. Mary began walking briskly …

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Who’s Number One?

In Luke 22:24-26, we find Jesus teaching His disciples about service. Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.

Discipleship vs. Evangelism

Most Christians believe that the primary purpose of salvation is to avoid hell. That may have been what you were taught, but it’s not what the Bible teaches. In fact, that kind of thinking serves to inoculate people from the truth of the Gospel concerning salvation.

Plans for Building a Christian Home – Psalm 127

Introduction Often in Christian weddings this Psalm has been read. Primarily it is read because of the very first verse, “Except the Lord build a house, they labor in vain that build it.” A young couple setting out on the journey of life together are about to be caught up in the unending work of …

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A Witnessing Lifestyle

Abstract: I promote a witnessing lifestyle. While in college I helped produce a multimedia production in which we asked people what they were waiting for–as I use the term “multimedia” I have to smile because at that time it meant stringing some Kodak projectors together with sound. Our presentation took all of eight minutes as …

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That Present Bird

Discovering the Holy Spirit in My Life I attribute two things to keeping me faithful in college: Madeleine L’Engle and the Holy Spirit. At the time, if you would have asked me why I was still a Christian, I would have probably just attributed my continued belief to my friend Madeleine.

Building a Lifestyle of Sacrificial Love

Set Apart Girl Leslie Ludy In 1890, Catherine Booth wrote, “It will be a happy day for England when Christian ladies transfer their attentions from poodles and terriers to destitute and starving children*. She reminded women that living for pleasure and filling their days with eating, drinking, dressing, and sightseeing left no time to serve …

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Ten Things NOT Found In Proverbs 31

Have you ever tried so hard to make things great for your family that you ended up frustrated, bitter, and snapping at every one of them? You know, something like, “Go away and be quiet, can’t you see that I’m trying to be a good mother?”