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A Beautiful Ending

A Beautiful Ending

A Beautiful Ending

  The emperor of China had a problem. Something was destroying his mulberry trees. So he did what any brilliant man does when faced with a problem he can’t handle: he turned it over to his wife! When Empress Ce Ling Shee looked at the trees, she noticed a moth laying eggs on the mulberry

Are you suffering right now for Jesus? If so, then you are in great company! It’s no surprise for Christians to go through terrible troubles and trials. We should expect them and prepare for them. When we do, we can know that Jesus is worth it!

Subtle Suffering

  You may never be called upon to suffer physically because you are a believer in Jesus Christ. However, there is more to suffering than physical pain; there is more to persecution than being put in chains. If we are followers of Jesus Christ, who are not compromising with the sinful ways of the world,

Quit Waiting for a Plan; Just Go Love Everybody

  Editor’s Note: Bob Goff’s first two books,Love Does and Everybody, Always, became runaway bestsellers thanks to their unique combination of entertaining, witty storytelling, and challenging, surprising perspectives. Now Bob has created his first devotional, Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey. It’s a full year’s worth of meditations on how we can step out

Your Ministry to the Sick and to the Mourning

A few short weeks ago my brothers, sister, mother and I buried my father.  He was a hero to me, a model man, and a godly advisor all my life.  My siblings asked me to preach the funeral message, which I considered an incomparable privilege. Though most attendees were long-time faithful believers, I knew some

Romans 5:3

Spiritual Growth – God Uses Problems to Shape You

We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. – Romans 5:3 Tell the truth. When you run into problems, what is your first and most common response: complaining? crying? yelling? denial? pouting? rejoicing? Unless you’re highly unusual (or slightly dishonest) you probably didn’t answer “rejoicing.” Let’s face it – it

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