In This Issue

If you feel like you’re peering ahead into an impenetrable wall of unknowns, this issue may help you make sense of the options and find your way.

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From Jesus with love

A Reshaped Vessel

The cares of this life and its many burdens and worries can easily distract you from your close fellowship ... Read more

The Real Thing

I am not a fabrication, a figment of the imagination, or a fable. I am real—and I am what you need. I can g... Read more

Make Your Good Better and Your Better Best

I’m in the business of helping you take the good things in your life and improve them, making them even ... Read more

Personal accounts

The Purpose

It was summer and I was on a youth mission trip on the northern coast of Poland. As our trip came to a clos... Read more

Fog Rising

I have such a clear memory of it. I woke up early on a summer morning and looked outside to see only white.... Read more

God’s Dominoes

A few years ago my life changed, and not in a small way. There were so many changes at once. It was quite o... Read more

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Points to ponder

Quotes on Meditative Prayer

The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more per­fect th... Read more

Living, Loving, Giving

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. —Proverbs 11:25 NIV*Remember, t... Read more


An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. —S... Read more

Answers to Your Questions

Question: I’m under pressure at work and pressure at home, pressure to succeed, pressure to provide for my... Read more

Success with People

When you’re talking to people and you’re not sure that you understand what they’re trying to tell you or... Read more

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