Hope for Difficult Times

Why Suffering?

Why Suffering?

Q: If God is love and He loves us, as the Bible says, why is there so much suffering in the world? A: God is not to blame for all the suffering in the world. He’s not some kind of monster that enjoys making people suffer. It’s... Read More »

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

By Randy Medina:  Four years ago I was rushed by ambulance to an emergency room. Four years ago I began a second life. Hospital tests showed that I had late-stage cirrhosis of the liver. I had contracted Hepatitis C about 30 years earlier... Read More »

Bitter for Sweet

Bitter for Sweet

The sound of mother’s eggbeater drew me to the kitchen. There I found her at work, and began to watch. This was my chance to find out what she put into that chocolate cake of hers that made it so good. There was baking chocolate, of c... Read More »

Prayer for the Day, Trusting God

Prayer for the Day, Trusting God

Help me to trust You, Lord, and never to question or criticize You for anything You send or allow to come my way. I know that You know best, even when it doesn’t seem best to me at the time. Give me the faith to let go of my own wants... Read More »

As Pure Gold

As Pure Gold

Nothing “bad” happens to a Christian without some good reason. “All things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28). Don’t worry about the times of testing and weakness, thinking that you mus... Read More »

Bitter or Better?

Bitter or Better?

By David Phillips:  Even as a teenager I loved babies and couldn’t wait to be a father. By the time I was 20, I was married and my wife Anisa and I were expecting our first child. We were overjoyed and waited with great anticipation... Read More »

My Little Girl

My Little Girl

By Beth Jordan:  I don’t know if it is the same for all first-time mothers, but nothing holds my interest like watching my little girl. Her facial expressions, the excitement in her eyes, her curiosity–just about anything she ... Read More »

Who Still Wants It?

Who Still Wants It?

“I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you,” the man said. Immediately he had everyone’s attention. “But first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it?&... Read More »

God Never Stops Loving You

God Never Stops Loving You

What is God like? Some people picture Him as an angry God, some kind of monster with an all-seeing eye, carrying around a big stick, ready to clobber them–a cruel tyrant who is trying to frighten them into Hell. But actually, God is l... Read More »

Pass it On

Pass it On

By Lilia Potters:  I sat back in my seat and waited for takeoff. My back ached and my limbs were stiff from the five-hour drive to the airport and the two-hour first leg of my flight home. I wasn’t looking forward to another five ho... Read More »

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