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No one is perfect, and in this great adventure we call life, we all have much to learn. Thankfully, we have God’s Word and the experiences of others to guide us.

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The Bible lets us know that we can expect to go through some difficult times while we’re on this earth. The good news is that it also promises that we won’t have to go through them alone.

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Seasons of Life

When you hit bottom, when dreams give way to disappointment, when all you’ve worked so hard for goes to piece… Read more

Seek My Face

The victories, battles, triumphs, tests, problems, and obstacles you face are all part of life. Everyone face… Read more

Giving to Others

Embrace new opportunities to give. Try to find something to give every day—whether a smile, a compliment, you… Read more

Personal accounts

A Pilgrim’s Journey

My favorite railway in the world is Australia’s Indian Pacific. The line runs between Sydney on the east coas… Read more

Diamond in an Anthill

I came across a gem of an article from a 1997 Reader’s Digest about what was then the world’s largest-produci… Read more

Ordinary Days

In Ann Kiemel’s book I’m Out to Change My World, there’s a section in which the author is explaining to her m… Read more

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Points to ponder

Christmas in the Air

Blessed is the season that engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. —Hamilton W. Mabie I have… Read more


A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance. —Proverbs 15:13 * The world is like a mirror: Frown at i… Read more

The Poetry of Love

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. —Proverbs 17:17 * A man who has f… Read more

Answers to Your Questions

Question: I know problems are part of life, but I can’t seem to get on top of mine long enough to catch my br… Read more

Success with People

“Glafaf!” one-and-a-half-year-old Gracie exclaimed, tugging at Miguel’s pants leg. “Please glafaf!” she repea… Read more

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