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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,...

WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT: WAIT

The birth of Moses shows us how God was working behind the scenes. It was during this time that Pharaoh commanded all his people to cast into the Nile river every son that was born to the Hebrews. When Moses was three months old, his mother could not hide him any...

BEAUTY IN BROKENNESS: Going Back To The Cross

Hopeless. Depressed. Being broken is part of the human life. In this life, it is inevitable for one to experience pain, trials and tribulations. Its impossible to not get hurt if you are living in a world where people rebel against God. Jesus, Himself, said “In the...

THE POWER OF WORDS

I have been dealing with the English language for most of my life. As an arts and literature student, I spent most of my time with my nose in a book, a pen in hand writing essays, and my fingers typing up research papers and reports on my laptop. Today, part of my job...

THE KINDEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR UNBELIEVERS

Social media is a strange sort of animal. In a thirty-second scroll of my news feed, I might see recipes, laugh-out-loud memes, goofy selfies from my teenage sister, the latest happenings in the church youth group, and prayer requests of every kind. Increasingly, our...

LOSSES OF A PRAYERLESS CHRISTIAN

Though God is sovereign over all things, He ordains the means of prayer. There are some things He will not do unless we pray, though He always does all He purposes (Psalm 135:6). The mystery does not change this truth: You do not have because you do not ask. (James...

THE GREATEST FAMINE: Scarcity That Kills

Ice is melting in the Arctic Circle, wars and rumors of war permeate the nightly news, ISIS-sponsored persecution has broken out against Christians, and dead Syrian children are being washed ashore. National economies are shutting down, anthems of sexual perversion in...