A Gift for You

The phone call—the call everyone hoped for, and everyone dreaded—came at 2:00 am. “We have a heart for Brody*,” the voice said. Everyone hoped for the call because 12-year-old Brody had been on the he…

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Am I good enough?

Ryan grew up a religious person. Oh, yes, he enjoyed having a little fun here and there, a harmless practical joke now and then. Yet he regularly attended worship services. He married a lovely woman,…

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America’s Top Killer

Fifty-year-old Richard was the picture of health and a model citizen, a family man who was loved by his kids, his church and his community. However, his influence abruptly ceased one Sunday morning wh…

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An Intelligent Faith?

Joel and Mark were two friends with very different beliefs. Joel believed in God as the all–Sovereign King that created everything in the world. Mark was a devout atheist who scoffed at religion and t…

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Ancient Scrolls Discovered in Forgotten Caves

In 1947 a shepherd boy named Mohammed ed-Dhib set off through the cliffs of the Judean wilderness in search of a wandering goat from his flock. As he climbed up the rugged terrain in search of the goa…

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Beyond Religion

Why do some products have that difficult plastic casing!? You bring home your latest gadget from the store. Upon taking it out of the bag, you have to wrestle with multiple layers of steel-like plasti…

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Breaking Addictions

Several years ago I ran into an old friend with whom I had once used drugs. He, like my wife Susan and I, had used drugs our entire adult lives, beginning around the year 1972. Susan and I had broken…

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Can Dead People Talk?

Are you a car or a computer? “That’s silly,” you say. “I’m neither. I’m a human being.” True enough, but let’s pursue the question anyway. Cars and computers have one thing in common with us humans:…

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Certainty in an Uncertain World

If you could choose a single word to describe the mindset of this generation, what would it be? I would choose the word uncertainty. More people seem uncertain about the future than ever before. They…

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Evolution Impossible

Evolution’s explanation for all the varied life forms on earth is an impossibility. That’s the perspective of a growing number of scientists who are willing to take the bold step of saying so. Followi…

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Hope After Death

Michael Jackson’s untimely death on June 25, 2009 shocked the world. At his July 7 memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, actress Brooke Shields valiantly attempted to comfort the King…

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Myths About Hell

For most people, hell is simply one of a few four letter words, which they hear on a daily basis in the rage of rush hour traffic or the heated scenes of a Hollywood movie. To others though, the word…

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Natural Disasters

What on Earth is Going On? You have probably noticed that Planet Earth appears to be ripping apart at the seams these days. Almost every week we hear fresh reports of yet another earthquake, fire, fl…

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Newton’s Forgotten Discovery

Isaac Newton, known for making many groundbreaking discoveries in science, mathematics, and astronomy, is in fact, “considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived.…

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Promise of Peace

It is peace that you need—Heaven’s forgiveness and peace and love in the soul. Money cannot buy it, intellect cannot procure it, wisdom cannot attain to it; you can never hope, by your own efforts, to…

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Return to Rest

It used to be that television stations would play the national anthem and sign off sometime after midnight. No more. These days the wee hours are filled with programming. Anyone up at those hours can…

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Right Book at the Right Time

When she placed the book in my hand, I reluctantly accepted it. I did not intend to read it, but to be polite, I even thanked her. I didn’t tell her, of course, that I already planned to throw it away…

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Secrets of Peak Mental Health

David DeRose, MD, MPH, and Bernell Baldwin, PhD, neuroscientist In 1944, at the age of 16, Edith Eger was taken by the Nazis from her home in Hungary and sent to the infamous Auschwitz death camp.…

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Steps to Health

Being healthy means more than just not being sick. Good health is life lived at your full potential-physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. The Bible calls this the “abundant” life (see John…

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Talking With God

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down t…

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The End of the World?

The times that we are living in are unlike any that we’ve seen before. Leaders of our country, businessmen, people who have positions of trust and authority, are all looking at the condition of our na…

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The Gift of Joy

“His name shall be called Immanuel, . . . God with us.” By coming to dwell with us, Jesus was to reveal God both to men and to angels. He was the Word of God,–God’s thought made audible. In His pra…

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Today’s 10 Commandments

The first speeding ticket ever issued was given to a man named Walter Arnold of East Pekham, Kent in the U.K. on Jan. 28, 1896.  Arnold was ticketed for driving 8mph (13km/h) in a 2 mph (3.2 km/h) zon…

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War in Heaven

Did you know that the very first war ever fought is recorded to have taken place in the unlikeliest place? The Bible tells us that “there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the d…

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What the World Needs Now

“What the world needs now,” reveal the lyrics of a once-popular song, “is love, sweet love.” Unfortunately, a similar song moans that most of us are “looking for love in all the wrong places.” Can you…

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What’s Wrong With Grandpa?

“What’s wrong with Grandpa?” three-year-old Daniel asked his Dad.  “Grandpa died,” his father gently told him. “Died?” asked Daniel. “Well,” Dad chose his words carefully, “Grandpa is sleeping, and…

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When Freedom Dies

“With liberty and justice for all.” —from America’s National Pledge of Allegiance On New York Harbor’s Liberty Island sits America’s grandest monument—the Statue of Liberty. Her message resounds…

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Where is God when I’m Hurting?

The day begins. Any given day. A family of five starts a drive across town. The crash is sudden. Metal, plastic and flesh are torn apart. Three are dead and two are severely injured. But the drunk dri…

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Why Church on Saturday

To many, my Saturday church attendance appears to be out of step with the Sunday Christian tradition. They wonder how I can be so confused as to go on the “wrong day.” So, exactly why do I, and millio…

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