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The Fruit of Suffering and Grief

The Fruit of Suffering and Grief

Peter: The Reluctant Sufferer  I was talking to a group of about a hundred experienced pastors and church-growth leaders in a training seminar. The topic for the day was how to help people grow spiritually in ways that affect real life. I began by giving them a hypothetical problem to solve.  “If you had to

Laughter is a gift from God.

The Best Medicine

A happy heart is like good medicine. — Proverbs 17:22 ICB Whether you giggle, tee-hee, or guffaw, laughter is one language that everybody speaks. You don’t have to learn to laugh either. It’s a skill you’re born with. Babies start to laugh when they’re only about three months old — long before they learn to

What Does the Bible Say About Laughter?

I love a good laugh, especially the kind that makes me double over and desperately gasp for breath. I enjoy funny movies, good clean jokes, and innocent pranks. Often when I am going through periods of prolonged stress, all it takes is a good laugh to lighten the load. When my husband and I aren’t

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