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A Strong Foundation

A Strong Foundation

  Getting cut from baseball was something I never saw coming. And looking back, I can see that it could’ve played out one of several ways. First possibility: I could have dropped out of college and spent my days lying around the house with my five lazy roommates, eating a sick amount of pizza and

How Playing Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump led to a Life of Service

  Editor’s Note: When actor Gary Sinise took on the role of Lieutenant Dan Taylor for the 1994 film Forrest Gump, he had no idea just how it would change his life forever. Not only did his performance garner an Oscar nomination, but it set Sinise on a new path — one of service on

We Are Transformed Daily as God Renews Our Minds

  Do you want to have greater resistance to temptation, more wisdom in decision making, and increased influence among your friends? Each of these skills is rooted in your mental patterns and in meditation. We must remember that rewiring our minds is an ongoing spiritual operation. Though we are redeemed at Calvary, the process of

A Liar, a Lunatic, or the Son of God

  Editor’s note: C. S. Lewis was arguably the 20th century’s most influential Christian writer. Today’s selection is from his classic work Mere Christianity and is featured in The C.S. Lewis Bible as a devotional reading within the book of Mark. Enjoy this reading, which highlights one of Lewis’s most thought-provoking apologetic insights… and learn

Integrity

  Our generation hears the word integrity, and it seems to mean “honest and good.” A man of integrity is a man who won’t steal or lie. We pick this up just from hearing the way the word is commonly used. It takes our understanding a bit further, though, to know the word integrity is

Surprised by God’s Will

  I was trying to make the biggest decision of my business career and I did not want to miss out on God’s will in my life. After all, for as long as I could remember, I’d been told God had a plan for me and my life. I didn’t want to make a major

Trial By Fire

  Editor’s note: Jonathan Cain is the keyboardist of the beloved, bestselling rock band Journey. He helped pen the band’s iconic anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the most downloaded song of all time. In his book, likewise titled Don’t Stop Believin’, Cain reflects both on his time with the band and on his own journey filled with

The Start of Hope

  The classic comeback story contains one of two twists. It’s either about an underdog who falters and then succeeds beyond his dreams, or it’s about a champion who falls, fights hard, and makes a big return. Either way, it’s about a person in pain whose pain is alleviated or who is able to see

The Incarnation Continues

  [My] labor pains for you… will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives. — Galatians 4:19 NLT And so you’ve celebrated Christmas, the coming of Jesus to this world. And what a thing to celebrate! The entire pageant comes down to this: Jesus took on a genuine humanity. And of course, this

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