“Precious Promises” Sampler

“Precious Promises” Sampler

Here are just a few of God’s promises to you. There are hundreds more that you can hold Him to when faced with any problem. God’s promises are contracts. Most have conditions attached. Take a moment to think about each one in terms of G... Read More »

Only Him

Only Him

The story is told of an elderly woman whose memory was starting to fail her. Over the years she had read and studied the Bible so much that she knew many passages by heart. One of her favorites was from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, wh... Read More »

Burden or Blessing?

Burden or Blessing?

Many things that seem to us to be curses are in fact gifts from God, oddly packaged. The story is told of a woman who loved Jesus very much and wanted nothing more than to please Him. “I’ll gladly do whatever You ask,” she promised, h... Read More »

The Reward of Faith

The Reward of Faith

“Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” Elisha’s servant asked. The king of Aram (present-day Syria) was at war with ancient Israel and had sent an entire army to the city of Dothan to capture the prophet Elisha. They came by night, so when ... Read More »

Squirrel Power

Squirrel Power

“Miserable!” That was the only way to describe how I was feeling that day. My husband had had to travel—again!—and there I was alone with our four children. Finances were low, my health was bad, and my teenage daughter was going thr... Read More »

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

Have you ever noticed how some people can stay afloat when engulfed in troubles and hardships, while others sink to the bottom? What sets the swimmers apart from the sinkers? From what I’ve seen, the biggest factor seems to be faith in Go... Read More »

Relax Your Jaw

Relax Your Jaw

As I fixed breakfast, my thoughts drifted to the day ahead. There were meetings to attend, projects to complete, emails to send, phone calls to make, and on it went. The next time I printed out my to-do list, it occurred to me, I should use... Read More »

Strokes of God

Strokes of God

Every so often we read or hear about some happening that so completely defies explanation that the people involved are convinced they have been part of a miracle. For the rest of us, it takes faith to believe those accounts—faith that mir... Read More »

How Faith Works

How Faith Works

God loves to precipitate a crisis. He sometimes lets things happen to make us pray and believe Him for the answer. He wants us to take a definite step of faith by making specific requests and expecting specific answers. — Faith in God... Read More »

Finding Faith

Finding Faith

One day, while browsing in a bookshop, I came across an encyclopedia with a section of Bible-related articles. I was curious to see how a secular scholar might depict the great men and women of the Bible, so I began to read some of the shor... Read More »

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