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An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

A grateful heart sees each day as a gift. Thankful people focus less on what they lack and more on the privileges they have. I attended a banquet recently in which a wounded soldier was presented with the gift of a free house. He nearly fell over with gratitude. He bounded onto the stage with

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Pray for Children Using Scriptures

How to Pray for Children Using Scriptures This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. — 1 John 5:14 The Brothers Grimm tell the story of Sleeping Beauty, which opens with all of the fairies in the kingdom bringing baptismal gifts to

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The Measure of a Leader’s Success

If we judged success by worldly standards, some might be inclined to assess Paul’s leadership career as an abject failure and a bitter disappointment. In the closing days of his life, when Paul wrote 2 Timothy, Luke was virtually his only contact with the outside world (2 Timothy 4:11). Paul was confined in a Roman

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Wealth Is Not Evil, the Worship of Money Is

Editor’s Note: Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover has just been released in a new classic anniversary edition and is out in bookstores nationwide this month. In this New York Times best-selling book, Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright

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How Do I Find a Good Church?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “How do I find a good church?” This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too may cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism.

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Tenacious: High Impact Faith

Editor’s Note:  Jeremy Williams captured the nation’s imagination by coaching his high school football team to unprecedented heights while combating ALS and caring for a son with spina bifida. America first met Jeremy and Jennifer Williams when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rebuilt their Depression-era farmhouse into a beautiful, handicapped-accessible haven. This is an excerpt from his

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