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  • FIRST-PERSON: Boost your spiritual immune system

    by David Jeremiah, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (2 days ago)

    The disciplines of physical and spiritual exercise are equally challenging, David Jeremiah writes, "and the results of inaction and apathy equally life-threatening." Let the Holy Spirit speak to you, he counsels, about boosting your "spiritual immune system." Read More

  • FATHER'S DAY: Jesus changes fatherhood

    by Dan Ghramm, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (10 days ago)

    God's love stirs Dan Ghramm to make sure his children know of his embrace as a father, of the Holy Spirit's empowering and of their mission to make disciples. "Jesus changes everything," he writes. "This includes my role as a dad." Read More

  • MOVIES: Lousy, lamentable lingo

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (18 days ago)

    Phil Boatwright laments that "sloppy and crude language is so uniformly embraced" in today's culture despite all the opposite examples found in masterpiece literature and classic moviemaking. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The paradox of surrender

    by Mike Goeke, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (19 days ago)

    Those who surrender to Jesus, Mike Goeke writes, gain "the great liberator who lives inside of us -- empowering, enlightening, encouraging and embracing us just as we are, yet destined for so much more." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Pause and think of that!

    by David Allen, posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (24 days ago)

    David Allen reflects on a Hebrew word in Psalm 46 that conveys hope to the faithful --"Selah," which can be interpreted as "Pause and think of that!" When Psalm 46 speaks times of tumult, Allen points to its Selah reassurances of God's presence and help. Read More

  • MEMORIAL DAY: Those who became soldiers

    by Jake McCandless, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (29 days ago)

    Jake McCandless, reflecting back on his days in youth ministry, ponders whether he adequately prepared students who subsequently served in Iraq and Afghanistan or who would face other rigors of life that loomed ahead. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Tips to young women in ministry

    by Melissa Meredith, posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 (one month ago)

    Melissa Meredith recounts advice she received from wise women during her first years in ministry -- women who were "familiar with the joys, the stumbling blocks and the perseverance" that would mark her experiences. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: More than watching a movie

    by John Weaver, posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (one month ago)

    Following Christ shouldn't be like watching a movie, John Weaver writes. "We're not here on this earth to just watch movies about the Light of the world," he notes, "but we're commanded to go out and be the light of the world." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: No parking

    by By David Jeremiah, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (one month ago)

    Don't "park" your life, David Jeremiah counsels. Make optimal use of each God-given day, he writes. "When God is finished with you on earth, He'll take you to heaven, but until then, stay in gear." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What's your handicap?

    by Randy Covington, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (one month ago)

    Handicaps aren't just physical, Randy Covington writes, with an exhortation to "think for a moment of anything you may be choosing to ignore that is seriously handicapping your ability to be all that God wants you to be." Read More