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Choosing Gratitude

Choosing Gratitude

When Joshua Kaufman survived Hitler’s brutal concentration camp in Dachau, he had only one wish: he wanted to thank one of the United States soldiers who had liberated him. Joshua waited seventy years for that moment… Eighty-nine-year-old Daniel Gillespie was making his way across the street. The soldier who had entered Dachau as a strong,

I Give Up OBS Week 4 — Being Transformed

Does [Jesus] expect me to be superwoman? No. He’s challenging me to be surrendered… and the beautiful news it that He doesn’t expect any of this to happen in and of myself. ~ Laura I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:11-13 Hi there, friends! It’s already week four

Anxious for Nothing Week 3 — Present Your Requests to God

[He] cried out, “Lord, save me!” — Matthew 14:30 Specific prayer provides an opportunity to see God at work. ~ Max Welcome to week three of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study with Max Lucado! Have you ever worry-prayed? I catch myself doing this all the time. I find myself complaining to Jesus about

Joy: True Happiness

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. — John 15:11 Remember Eeyore and Tigger in the Winnie-the Pooh-books? For Eeyore, no matter what amazing circumstance came his way, doom and gloom remained the focus. For Tigger, bouncing through life without a care

If Only ~ Max Lucado Trade Your Cares for Calm

Silence “If Only”

Please underline this sentence: what you have in Christ is greater than anything you don’t have in life. You have God, who is crazy about you, and the forces of Heaven to monitor and protect you. You have the living presence of Jesus within you. In Christ you have everything. ~ Anxious for Nothing The

Contentment in Christ

For many Americans, the pursuit of self-fulfillment and personal happiness has become a religion. Even Christians have bought into this religion of self-actualization, pursuing God only because they see Him as an agent for happiness. They want happiness, and they think they can use God to get it. In our society, we tend to make

Happy New Year! Less Stuff Equals More Joy

Have nothing in your houses that you don’t know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,

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Are You Satisfied?

In his classic monologue, comedian George Carlin riffed on the mountain of stuff we compile. His assertion is that “a house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. We place our stuff in the house and leave it there while we go out and get more stuff.” Is there ever a point

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