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No Matter the Storm, God Is In Control

No Matter the Storm, God Is In Control

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26 Some years ago, my mum disclosed that my brother and I were adopted. At first, I was shaken, but I wasn’t shaken loose. Even as the underpinnings of my world were shifting radically, they were resettling in a more secure place. The truth

Humility Wins

Wise words from the New Testament remind us of the importance humility can play in our lives: After an exciting touchdown run, it is refreshing to see so many professional football players kneel to the ground to celebrate their success with a quiet, reflective moment. It’s a real contrast to the vibrant, ego-centered rampages we saw during most of the

Daniel 3:21

Trusting Through Trials: Can You Take the Heat?

So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. – Daniel 3:21 Read: Daniel 3:10-29 Thicken the Plot: Isaiah 43:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:10-11; Revelation 14:12 Perhaps it’s a bit dramatic to compare a heat wave in summer to the experience of Daniel’s friends, thrown into the fiery

In a Crisis, Trust and Act

When you face a crisis, seek counsel from someone who has faced a similar challenge. Ask friends to pray. Look for resources. Reach out to a support group. Most importantly, make a plan. Management guru Jim Collins has some good words here. He and Morten T. Hansen studied leadership in turbulent times. They looked at more than twenty thousand companies, sifting

James 3:6

Communication: Tame Your Tongue and Listen

As a young man, I always thought silence was the preferred pathway to the heart of God. The church I attended put a comment in the weekly bulletin that went something like this: “Please maintain an attitude of reverence as we prepare our hearts for worship.” And, indeed, there are deep roots in Christian tradition testifying to the spiritual value

We Can Do All Things Through Christ

Christians are like a great work of art that was lost in a garage for decades. But it’s been found – a beautiful masterpiece discovered beneath a cheap, contemporary portrait. The media has slapped a cheap caricature of Christians over the masterpiece of Christian identity. The counterfeit portrays us as shallow, anti-intellectual, judgmental, disengaged, and uncool hypocrites. But

Matthew 11:28

Through Trouble to Laughter

The people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations.” – 1 Samuel 8:19-20 God says: I’m aware that things go wrong in your life, that family and friends don’t always treat you well, that nothing goes exactly as you

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