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October 2014 - God's Light

Activated October 2014

When the storms of life threaten to overwhelm you, there's a way to regain your footing: stand on the Rock of Ages. Faith can hold you up.

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September 2014 - Being a Hero

Activated September 2014

We look up to heroes, yet everyday heroism is within reach for each of us. Find out more in this issue.

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August 2014 - Life's Journeys

Activated August 2014

The journey through life is not always easy. But let's not forget who's on our side or what lies beyond-the best is yet to come.

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July 2014 - Finding Joy

Activated July 2014

Even on a day when there doesn't seem to be much to smile about, joy is just around the corner. Can you find it?

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June 2014 - Success

Activated June 2014

Achieving lasting success without burning out—can it be done? Explore the possibilities.

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May 2014 - God and Me

Activated May 2014

Exhausted with too much to do? Stressed with too much to think about? Bored and lacking direction? Good news! You've got a Friend who wants to help out! Find out more about developing your relationship with God in the latest issue of Activated.

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April 2014 - A World in Crisis

Activated April 2014

The world around us is a jumble of conflicting interests, priorities, needs, and ideas. Thankfully, there's Someone who has the solutions.

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March 2014 - A Worthwhile Life

Activated March 2014

Living life to the full is something we all want. Explore some ideas for making the most of the life God has given us.

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February 2014 - Love and Friendship

Activated February 2014

It's said that a good friend has the power to divide our sorrows and double our joys. Find out how to be that kind of friend.

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January 2014 - New Beginnings

Activated January 2014

New year, new beginnings. Find out how to make the most of the opportunities and challenges the new year brings.

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December 2013 - Ring Christmas Bells

Activated December 2013

Christmas is a time for family and loved ones, and for remembering the greatest gift ever given. Join us in celebrating the good news that Jesus came into the world and changed it forever.

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November 2013 - Walking with God

Activated November 2013

A relationship involves companionship, dialogue, and a meeting of hearts and minds. Explore how to cultivate your relationship with God.

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October 2013 - Self-Control

Activated October 2013

We can all learn how to tap into the reservoir of supernatural self-control-not only by reaching deep down inside and mustering our own willpower, but by tapping into God's power.

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September 2013 - Gentleness

Activated September 2013

God is big and powerful beyond our comprehension, and yet He treats us with utmost tenderness and loving care. Read on to see how we can emulate that to make "gentleness" a strength in our own lives.

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August 2013 - Faithfulness

Activated August 2013

God always keeps His promises and fulfills His purposes. He remains loyal to us even when we turn away from Him. This issue will help you learn more about God's faithfulness and how you, with His help, you can become an ideal friend, spouse, or business partner.

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July 2013 - Goodness

Activated July 2013

Goodness is the fruit of the Spirit that catches others' attention and engenders respect, the virtue that attracts people and finds and keeps friends. It builds relationships and shows God's love to others around us, so that life can be more enjoyable for all. Sound like a trait worth cultivating?

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June 2013 - Kindness

Activated June 2013

Kindness usually costs little or no money and is not beyond any of us. Everyone wants to be treated kindly, and this issue will help you get a head start in how to include encouragement, sympathy, thoughtfulness, and compassion in your life.

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May 2013 - Longsuffering

Activated May 2013

Do you find that grumpy, overbearing, or annoying relatives, neighbors, or coworkers ruin your day? Is it hard to accept when your kindness is not repaid or your efforts are not noticed? This issue of Activated addresses those very topics and more.

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April 2013 - Peace

Activated April 2013

Whether you're struggling with stress, loss, financial pressures, or any other trouble, you're not alone. God's peace is always available to encourage you and help you get through the difficult patches with your spirit intact.

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March 2013 - Joy

Activated March 2013

Learn, if you haven't already, this truth that Madeleine L'Engle stated so well: "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God." Then learn to live in that sweet spot.

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February 2013 - Love

Activated February 2013

Life's ultimate reward is found in its ultimate challenge-loving others as God does. The articles in this issue offer thoughts and insights to help bring the prize within reach.

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January 2013 - Starting Over

Activated January 2013

The year ahead brims with fresh new possibilities for those who believe God's promise in Jeremiah 29:11: "I know the plans I have for you-plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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December 2012 - A Love-filled Christmas

Activated December 2012

May the wonder of God's love and the joy of His presence be yours this Christmas and always through His Son, Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate this month.

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November 2012 - Praise and Thanksgiving

Activated November 2012

Why is an attitude of thankfulness and praise to God important to our personal success and happiness? Answers suggested in the following articles may surprise you.

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October 2012 - Investing in Eternity

Activated October 2012

What matters most? What do you want from life? What kind of person do you want to be? This issue aims at helping you take stock, refocus, and chart a course toward greater happiness and fulfillment.

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September 2012 - Optimism

Activated September 2012

Sheer willpower can get us through many of life's difficulties, but only God can get us through the really tough ones. He wants to not only do that, but to make us better in the process.

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August 2012 - Prayer Power

Activated August 2012

None of us can achieve ultimate success in life or any endeavor on our own; we all need outside help, and who better to help guide and provide than all-knowing, all-powerful God Himself?

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July 2012 - Relations with Others

Activated July 2012

Understanding and having patience with people who are different from us begins with understanding how God sees them. Here are a few thoughts on that.

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June 2012 - The Bible

Activated June 2012

Don’t let the truly important things in life to get lost amid daily routines and emergencies. Make today a defining moment that puts your life on course for greater success, happiness, and fulfillment.

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May 2012 - Faith

Activated May 2012

Are faith and reason at irreconcilable odds, or can reason be used to draw us deeper into faith? This issue tackles that age-old question.

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April 2012 - Environment

Activated April 2012

We each share in the responsibility for taking care of and saving our collective home. This issue of Activated explores ways that we, together and with God’s help, can do a lot better

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March 2012 - God Cares

Activated March 2012

Bad things happen, but it’s nearly always possible to achieve some positive result in spite of them. Here’s how that works.

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February 2012 - Overcoming Fear

Activated February 2012

Fear can be debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn to face your fears and march right through them in this issue.

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January 2012 - New Year

Activated Janaury 2012

Stepping into a new year can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Put your hand in God’s and get your cues from Him, and you’re ready to face whatever challenges 2012 may bring your way.

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December 2011 - Christmas

Activated December 2011

It has been a particularly difficult year for this weary world of ours, but once again Christmas helps put things in perspective and brings hope for a better tomorrow.

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November 2011 - Relationships

Activated November 2011

Interpersonal relationships are one of life’s greatest challenges, but also one of its greatest rewards. This issue aims to help you meet those challenges and reap those rewards.

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October 2011 - Financial Giving

Activated October 2011

If you are like many millions of others struggling through the global economic downturn, this issue should give you some ideas and hope.

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September 2011 - Solutions to Problems

Activated September 2011

How far will God go in helping you find answers to your questions and solutions to your problems? You may be surprised at these answers.

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August 2011 - Happiness

Activated August 2011

Your happiness is high on God’s priority list, and He’s doing all He can to make it happen. He can’t do it alone, though. Here’s what He needs from you.

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July 2011 - Social Responsibility

Activated July 2011

Torn between pursuing personal goals and taking social responsibility? It’s possible to succeed at both.

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June 2011 - Life’s Challenges

Activated June 2011

Our reaction to life’s reversals has a major bearing on how quickly we recover from them. Be happier by cutting your turnaround time.

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May 2011 - God’s Love

Activated May 2011

Faith in God’s unfailing love puts life’s problems and pressures in perspective. Make the faith/peace connection.

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April 2011 - The Spiritual Realm

Activated April 2011

How the spiritual realm works remains one of life’s great mysteries, but God has given some clues—food for thought and fuel for faith.

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March 2011 - Our Bodies

Activated March 2011

One way we can show God how thankful we are for all He’s given us is by taking care of His gifts, starting with the most indispensable one—our bodies.

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February 2011 - Personal Growth

Activated February 2011

God wants nothing more than to help you reach your full potential, and He’s got a plan. Here’s how to keep growing.

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January 2011 - Prayer

Activated Janaury 2011

Need help sorting out your problems, managing your days, and satisfying your deepest longings? It starts here.

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December 2010 - Christmas

Activated December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Activated. May your holiday season be happy and blessed, and may this issue help make is so.

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November 2010 - Positive Uplook

Activated November 2010

We can't stop all bad things from happening, but we can reduce their impact, which will help us recover more quickly and make the process less painful. Here's how.

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October 2010 - Forgiveness

Activated October 2010

Ailing spiritually? Jesus, Great Physician, is concerned about both our physical and spiritual well-being, and He stands ready to help and heal both body and spirit.

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September 2010 - Healing

Activated September 2010

Who do you turn to when you need healing? How much can you expect God to intervene, and what does He expect from you? These answers and more.

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August 2010 - Spiritual Renewal

Activated August 2010

Life holds no greater thrill than discovering how much God loves you and wants to show that love day by day. This issue brings that truth up close and personal.

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July 2010 - Contentment

Activated July 2010

Circumstances don’t need to dictate your level of happiness. This issue will help you find peace of heart and mind, no matter what you may be going through.

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June 2010 - Defining Moments

Activated June 2010

The World Cup, international football's (soccer) premier tournament, is finally here. Who will be remembered for what? And what will be your legacy?

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May 2010 - Facing Challenges

Activated May 2010

Life is full of problems, but God wants to turn every one of yours to your eventual good—and sometimes you can speed the process. Here’s how.

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April 2010 - Heaven

Activated April 2010

What will heaven be like? This issue gives a glimpse into that heavenly realm. After reading this, you will never see this present world quite the same.

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March 2010 - Faith in God

Activated March 2010

Don't let this world's troubles drag you down with them; faith in God's love will help you rise above any circumstance or misfortune.

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February 2010 - Success

Activated February 2010

Succeeding in today's world is a complicated and tricky business, but God knows all the secrets and wants to share them with you. He's just waiting for you to ask.

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January 2010 - Resolutions

Activated Janaury 2010

Not sure you have what it takes to turn your dreams for 2010 into reality? Tap into God’s infinite power and resources and anything is possible.

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December 2009 - Christmas

Activated December 2009

With the world reeling from economic woes, this is going to be a different sort of Christmas for many of us, but with the right approach it could turn out to be the most blessed yet.

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November 2009 - Giving Love

Activated November 2009

True Christianity can be summed up in one word—love. That's easier said than done, but it gets easier once you realize it's God's love and yours for the asking.

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October 2009 - The Supernatural

Activated October 2009

Can God bend the laws of nature to intervene on our behalf? If so, who qualifies for such help and how? What else does He hope to accomplish? Answers here…

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September 2009 - Relationships

Activated September 2009

When relationships go awry, everyone suffers. But where we have problems, God has solutions. You may be amazed at how simple they are!

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August 2009 - Beauty and Self-Worth

Activated August 2009

If you have a problem with the way you see yourself, look again. God created you in His own image, and He loves you more than you can imagine—just as you are.

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July 2009 - Aging Gracefully

Activated July 2009

We all age, but too few of us learn how to enjoy and make the most of the process. Here’s how to make each passing year better than the one before.

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June 2009 - Fathers

Activated June 2009

Good fathers are one of God's special gifts, and fatherhood is one of His special callings. Activated salutes those men who help make us all we can be.

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May 2009 - End Time

Activated May 2009

What is in store for this weary world of ours?—Both trouble and triumph, it turns out. Here's what to expect and how to prepare.

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April 2009 - Easter

Activated April 2009

Infinite love and eternal life begin the instant you believe this promise from Jesus: "Because I live, you will live also" (John 14:19). Find out more here...

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March 2009 - Women

Activated March 2009

It's time to pay tribute to all the wonderful women around us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the international women's movement on March 8. Happy Women's Day!

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February 2009 - Positive Attitude

Activated February 2009

Happiness is what we make it, and we make it first in our minds. Find out how to build a happier, more positive, and more productive you.

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January 2009 - New Year

Activated January 2009

In order to reach the ultimate success this coming year and beyond, get God's power behind you. That's easier than you probably realize.

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Activated Basic Course


Basic Course Issue 1 - Who is Jesus?

Basic Course Issue 1

Meet the most amazing Man! He became like us so we could become like Him. One short, simple prayer could be the beginning of a whole new life that's more wonderful than anything you ever imagined.

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Basic Course Issue 2 - God’s Word

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Just as you wouldn't think of taking a trip into the unknown without a map, you shouldn't try to make your way through life on your own--and you don't need to. God has given you a sure guide, His Word.

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Basic Course Issue 3 - Prayer

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Prayer is our hotline to Heaven. Connecting with Jesus through prayer is as simple, as real, and even more reliable than picking up the phone and calling your best friend. He's always on call to meet your every need.

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Basic Course Issue 4 - Eternal Salvation

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To secure your place in Heaven, all you have to do is believe! God's grace plus your faith plus nothing! Once saved, always saved! Jesus knows you're not perfect and never will be—and He loves you just the same!

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Basic Course Issue 5 - God Speaks

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Loving relationships are built on loving two-way communication. True Christianity is just such a relationship--one that grows stronger and deeper through honest, open communication. Jesus is just waiting to speak to you.

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Basic Course Issue 6 - Share Your Faith

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A lost and lonely world cries out for love and answers. If you've found Jesus, you have what others need. Learn to share the good news of Jesus' love, and see what wonders He can do through you to change others' lives for the better.

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