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Meaningful Faith that Brings Peace and Joy

Meaningful Faith that Brings Peace and Joy

I don’t see God standing before me in the shape of a man. I don’t hear His voice booming through the night, calling my name, or giving me exact directions. God, to me, is like the wind. I don’t see the wind, but I do see what the wind can do. I see the trees

Peace With God at Last

And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. — Revelation 21:4 We now know what it means to be a Christian. We know the price that was paid to get these elusive things called peace and

He Chose the Nails: He Chose to Be One of Us

God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. — Romans 8:3 NLT You alone are the God for us

When You Believe in God But Aren’t Sure He Loves You

Several years ago, I was having lunch with a man I had just met. For some reason, he opened up to me about his struggling marriage. When I asked him how God fit into his marriage, his countenance darkened, and he cut me off: “I don’t believe in God, and I don’t want to talk

Jesus: The Only One and Only

…He gave His one and only Son… Two of our three daughters were born in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We lived in the North Zone, separated from our doctor’s office and hospital by a tunnel-pierced mountain range. During Denalyn’s many months of pregnancy, we made the drive often. We didn’t complain.

The Reason for My Hope

God’s Plan: Redemption Eventually we all find ourselves staring into the face of truth. The Bible says that man’s soul is “full of troubles” (Psalm 88:3), filled with bitterness, grief, pain, and guilt. Adam and Eve paid a price for their disobedience. They were driven out of the Paradise of God, His very presence, into

The Fruit of the Spirit

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. — Galatians 5:22-23 Fruit is the delectable product of that which is created by the inner life of the vine. On the eve of the Crucifixion, the Lord Jesus put it thus: Abide in Me, and I in you.

Do You Know How Much God Loves You?

Eighteen years ago, a wondrous thing happened. On a torrential Valentine’s Day, in a small church in Southern California, I walked down the aisle and pledged my love and my life to a man I was ready to spend the rest of my days with. As part of our wedding ceremony, I spoke these words

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