In This Issue

For a Christian, character isn’t just having integrity or honesty or doing the right thing—it’s a living, growing relationship with Jesus that develops the fruits of the Spirit in our lives. This issue of Activated helps you progress on that path.

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From Jesus with love

Multiplied Power

It is a common reaction for people, when faced with a negative situation, to feel justified in complaining an… Read more

Sharpshooter Prayers

When you want to target your prayers in order to bring about the best results, try to shut everything else ou… Read more

A Reshaped Vessel

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

Personal accounts

The Tree

I lived in a village in Tanzania that had a big, old avocado tree that was a local treasure. The tree grew in… Read more

The Dancing Traffic Controller

On a late Saturday afternoon, traffic crawled towards the congested, narrow intersection in the large metropo… Read more

Live with Joy

As I was skimming headlines on an online news website, I saw this headline: “He’s a Fighter: Guo Youming Won’… Read more

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Points to ponder

Homegrown Happiness

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. —Carlos Castaneda (1925–19… Read more

Our World

A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experien… Read more

What Makes a Dad Great

Remember how the father [in the parable Jesus told of the prodigal son] acted when the boy returned home?1… Read more

Answers to Your Questions

Question: I thought that after my children were grown and gone I would finally have time to do some things I… 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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