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THE LOVE OF BEAUTY

I know beauty when I see it. I am now out-of-doors in the morning on a spring day, drinking coffee with the right kind of cup, a light breeze flowing over my shoulder, the prospect of a useful day (which is the best day for me) and a sense of God’s hand planning all...

HOW TO FIND A WIFE

The proverb says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord” (Prov. 18:22). But wisdom also tells us that one should seek this blessing from the Lord at the appropriate time and in a godly way. Many Christians enter the dating scene while...

A PIECE OF ADVICE FROM AN NGSB GUY

This is for my fellow Christian teenagers and adolescents, who are waiting or already dating. I write this letter to you, not because I know so much or I have been in a relationship (I haven’t been in any relationship), but because I am blessed enough that I was saved...

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE?

Have you ever said, “I’ll never do that again!” only to make the same mistake a few days later? If you’re a Christian, at some point in your walk with God, you’ll feel stuck in the same cycle of sinful decisions and foolish mistakes. So...

WHY AM I SO DISCONTENT?

I recently got this message from someone: “I’m trying really hard right now to embrace singleness as a gift, as you mentioned in your post “Theology of Singleness.” I think it would help ease my mind to know more about the things I will experience in my relationship...

BUT WAIT!

The sun is about to set, and you’re still sitting on that same bench in the middle of the park, listening to your favorite songs for hours now. You’re trying your best to ease your boredom as you stare at your watch, counting every tick of time. Moments...

DOES GOD TELL US WHO TO MARRY?

Let me just put it out there: I don’t believe God reveals to us specifically whom we’re going to marry beforehand. (I’m not saying God doesn’t provide for or direct us, just that you won’t hear a “Marry Joe” directive from God.) I understand you might be convinced...

LEFT OUT: THE BENEFITS OF EXCLUSION

Exclusion is a part of life. It is unavoidable. Not only that, it is good. Isn’t it good that the whole school doesn’t get to have a say in your child’s education? That the whole church isn’t governed by the whim of the congregation each week but by a group of trusted...

THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF OUR LITTLE CHOICES

Have you ever seen a sink hole? Cars can be parked on a street day after day, and everything appears normal, then one day the asphalt caves in and cars disappear into a gigantic hole. Everybody says, “That hole came out of nowhere.” But they’re wrong. The hole appears...

FOR THE WOMAN WHO NEEDS TO BE RESCUED

“I needed God to rescue me. I couldn’t rescue myself.”  -Hannah J. Hannah was stuck. What started as a choice had become a chain. Fear enslaved her. She was broken — emotionally manipulated and verbally abused by the man she loved. For three years he told her she...

HOW TO HANDLE THE STAGE 5 LESSONS FROM JOHN THE BAPTIST

  My husband and I married just as his music career was kicking into high gear. We were both eager to honor God in this season and often asked for words of wisdom from older men and women in our lives. Above all that we heard, there were two things that resonated...

OF LOVE AND FRIENDZONES

Help!  I’m in love with my (guy) best friend. If this is you, then you probably understand how I’ve felt at some point in my life.  Because I’m a girl, I really had to just sit and wait, hoping that my friend will wake up and realise he’s in love with me, too.  I...

UNANSWERED PRAYERS

Doubts. We all have struggles with it. We feel that God is not moving. We feel as if God is too busy with the whole world that He can’t notice us. Then we struggle and rely on ourselves to make a situation for to our advantage. We praise God when He answers our...

KEEPING HOLY WEEK

A few days ago, a colleague asked me, “What are your plans for Holy Week?” I said I didn’t have any. She then asked, “Will it be okay if I text or call you?” She was planning an overseas trip, so she wanted to know, just in case she needed to update me. “Of course!” I...

LOOKING FOR REAL HAPPINESS IN A WORLD OF WORRY

Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son of Man! Be glad when that happens and dance for joy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven.—Jesus (Luke 6: 22-23, GNT) “Live, then, and be happy,...