A HEART FULL OF JOY

A HEART FULL OF JOY

The joy God can give you enables you to be happy even if things aren’t perfect in your earthly situation, because it reaches beyond that. God promises that things will turn out all right in the future, and that He has strength available for... Read More »

FINDING “IT”

FINDING “IT”

Nehemiah said it was the source of true strength. The psalmist David found it in God’s presence and offered it back to Him as a love gift. Jeremiah found it in God’s Word. King Solomon said it was one of God’s rewards for right living. Jesu... Read More »

THE LOVE OF COLORS

THE LOVE OF COLORS

One of the first presents I remember receiving was a small set of tempera paints. Later came a set of oil paints, a tripod, and some canvas. I remember my first “masterpiece,” painted when I was 11 and on summer vacation in the mountains. I... Read More »

UNEXPECTED

UNEXPECTED

Our jeep bumped along the rugged trail that was going to take us to the main road and back home to Nairobi, after a successful humanitarian aid project in a distant rural area of Kenya. My thoughts were already traveling to the busy week ah... Read More »

THE TEA LESSON

THE TEA LESSON

One thing that I enjoyed about the years I spent in Japan is how adept the Japanese are at turning everyday activities into art forms. Such routine tasks as making tea, arranging flowers, gardening, and raking rocks have been transformed in... Read More »

PURSUING HAPPINESS

PURSUING HAPPINESS

“Do you want to be happy?” The splash on a magazine cover caught my eye and made me chuckle. Surely everyone wants to be happy; and you’d think that after millennia of philosophers and theologians tackling the problem—not to mention the sel... Read More »

COME TO HIM

COME TO HIM

“My beloved spoke and said to me, ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.” Martha was someone who learned a lesson on the importance of valuing above all things the peace and inspiration that Jesus gives. Once, when Jesus ... Read More »

TIPS FOR OVERCOMING STRESS

TIPS FOR OVERCOMING STRESS

I have always been a very active person. Ever since I was a teenager, people have told me that “Busy” seems to be my middle name. After my husband passed away, I started to experience stress. I found myself getting overwhelmed by even small... Read More »

SECRETS TO SUCCESS WITH PEOPLE

SECRETS TO SUCCESS WITH PEOPLE

The Bible is a rich storehouse of spiritual and practical advice, and examples of strong relationships are one of the recurrent themes. In fact, Martin Luther commented that the entire Christian life consists of relating to people around us... Read More »

BUILDING A LEGACY

BUILDING A LEGACY

Have you, like me, ever wondered what kind of an impression you make on people? Or more importantly, if you have any lasting impact on people’s lives? Living in multi-religious India, where Christians form only 2% of the entire population, ... Read More »

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