Life’s Lessons

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 e... Read More »

Teacher Becomes Student

Teacher Becomes Student

By Charlotte Hopper, Brazil:  This should be easy, I thought as I prepared to make the switch from teaching elementary-school-aged children to teaching teenagers. After all, I have been a teacher all ... 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 s... 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 overjo... Read More »

How to Find Love

How to Find Love

If you show people real love, you won’t have a hard time winning friends. Ifyou’re sincerely concerned about others and you show them love, they’ll be concerned about you and show you love. Love beget... Read More »

Pancakes and Pudding

Pancakes and Pudding

By Misty Kay My nine- and ten-year-olds came whining to me again. “Mommy, Chalsey’s taking all the LEGO blocks!” “Davin always gets the best pieces!” Kristy, my five-year-old was crying. “It’s not fai... Read More »

Falling Upward

Falling Upward

Life is one big learning experience, and for those of us who know and love Jesus, He is our teacher. More than anything, He wants to teach us all we need to know about Him and His love, so things will... Read More »

Insurance or Assurance?

Insurance or Assurance?

By Ross Conn As last year drew to a close, I was still struggling with many of the complications and worries that had been making me feel insecure for some time. Then I came across an article about th... Read More »

My Parenting Safari

My Parenting Safari

While living in Gambia, West Africa, my five-year-old son Chris and I went on a trip to the village of Sintet, where our group of volunteers from the Family International was helping to build a school... Read More »