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FIRST-PERSON: Boost your spiritual immune system
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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