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Do I Have a Right to Die?

By Joni Eareckson Tada No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . . Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. ~JOHN […]

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FOMO: A Cunning Weapon of the Enemy and How to Fight Back

By Alli Worthington I know Eve gets a lot of blame for causing the original sin and all, but let’s take a minute to think about the underlying reasons. Could one of them be Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)? There she was, just minding her own business, all the while listening to Adam naming every […]

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SAVE Is Not a Four-Letter Word

By Emily G. Stroud Everywhere you look right now, there are promotions and advertisements for new diets that are guaranteed to work and change your life. It’s impossible to escape the barrage of magazine covers, social media campaigns, and release of new diet books. In January, it seems like these new diets are everywhere. Unfortunately, […]

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Grieving as the World Rejoices

By Kristen Kill The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 (NIV) I’d stopped driving once we arrived in Manhattan, but I often imagined what it was like to be a cab driver behind the wheel among so much honking and chaos. When I was a […]

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The Year I Dreaded Christmas

By Walter Wangerin Jr. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who […]

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The Enemy of Our Souls is Allergic to This Bread

By Cynthia Ruchti “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 (NIV) Years ago if you had asked me to name my favorite kitchen cooking task, I’d have answered, “Baking bread.” A friend’s hearty wholewheat bread recipe made a heavy loaf—filling, satisfying, and a good Christmas gift […]

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Confidence in Difficulty: Mercy to Carry My Cross

By Julia Attaway “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” —Luke 9:23 (NIV) Our daughter Maggie was being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. It wasn’t a surprise. Her mood hadn’t budged past “I’d rather not be alive” for months, and now she was flying […]

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Four Things to Remember When Praying for Your Prodigal

By Jodie Berndt “Mike, I want William to come home,” Lauren said softly. “I think he should,” Mike agreed, “but we can’t make him do anything. He’s literally living the life of the prodigal son—he got us to give him some money, and then he went away to a distant city and squandered it all […]

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The Purpose of Thanksgiving

By Jay Milbrandt Every November we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our national holiday appears to revolve around food, football, and, of course, the arrival of shopping season. Thanksgiving, sadly, but perhaps not surprisingly, has been hijacked. Thanksgiving has not simply lost its meaning, but it’s been so far removed from […]

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Longings of My Soul that Nothing on Earth Can Satisfy

By Ken Gire In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the magician Gandalf told the reluctant and unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins, “There is more to you than you know.” He said this knowing that within the hobbit’s veins coursed blood not only from the sedentary Baggins side of the family but also from the swashbuckling […]

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