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The Legacy of Work

The Legacy of Work

  In short, work — and lots of it — is an indispensable component in a meaningful human life. It is a supreme gift from God and one of the main things that gives our lives purpose. But it must play its proper role, subservient to God. It must regularly give way not just to

He Fights for You

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday! Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from He Fights for You by Max Lucado. Worship I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help?
 My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth. — Psalm 121:1-2 Scripture

Centering in Christ When Divorce Wreaks Havoc in Your Home

Faced with divorce, a family slams headfirst into an iceberg, and its members struggle to survive.  In the process, family members often become engulfed in waves of destructive forces.  Is there a captain for the ship?  Are all passengers accounted for?  Will they survive? Regardless of a family’s past or present religious engagement, living faith

Grace: Getting What We Deserve Least

Twenty years had passed since the time Judah and his brothers sold Joseph into slavery. He had no way of knowing that Joseph had risen above a series of misfortunes to become the prime minister of Egypt. During Joseph’s rise to political power, he engineered a massive government food campaign to store up grain reserves

Why Does God Seem So Far Away?

Has there been a time when no matter how passionately you prayed, God seemed at best indifferent, if not absent? Perhaps your experience was colored by clinical depression, as mine was. Or perhaps there were other reasons for your separation anxiety with God. Let’s take a look at a few other reasons we feel cut

Divine Direction: Stay — Finish Strong

One day you’re going to come to a fork in the road. And this new direction may look like the perfect route to take. But no matter how appealing it is, God may lead you to stay the course instead. Maybe you’re in college right now. You’ve been thinking, I’m not going to make it.

Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” — knowing that it was the Lord. — John 21:12 It had been a tough morning, to be sure. Following Jesus’ death, several disciples returned to their regularly scheduled programming. They got up early, took their

5 Surprising Things Jesus’ Followers Did After Easter

After 2,000 years, we’ve heard the Easter story so many times we often think we know everything about it. But there are some aspects that are not as well known, particularly the actions that the followers of Jesus took in the days and weeks after the resurrection. Here are five specific things the disciples did

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

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