Finding grace in fulfilling God’s calling

Not long after arriving in the South Pacific to begin work as missionaries, John G. Paton and his wife Mary had a baby son.

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How to know you’re a child of God

One day a pastor had a new believer show up at his home in deep distress. The new believer asked, “Pastor, no matter how much I pray or how hard I try I simply can’t seem to stay faithful.

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How to steer clear of the enemy’s trap

Perhaps you’ve heard of the clever way African Bushmen used to trap monkeys for food. They’d use a box or some other container and put a hole in it just big enough for the monkey to…

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Thanksgiving and Anticipation

A wise friend once said, “Grief is not the period at the end of the sentence. It is a part of the sentence.” He was right. Grief is not something you “get over” or “get through;” it becomes a part of you and changes you, hopefully for the better…

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How to redeem your past for a better tomorrow

Some years ago in a small Idaho town, police received a call one night from neighbors who reported seeing a car driving around the neighborhood in reverse.

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The secret to stepping forward with Jesus

Two creatures are pictured on the coat of arms for the nation of Australia: an emu and a kangaroo. A young Australian boy was once curious about the significance of the two animals.

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The beautiful masterpiece God is making you

A huge chunk of beautiful marble lay in the courtyard of the Florence, Italy cathedral for almost a hundred years.

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How you can receive incomparable riches

For many years, novelist Dashiell Hammett worked as a private detective. His experiences during that time supplied him with much of the material he used in his books.

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The key to winning life’s challenges

Years ago in Tennessee, two men were competing in an all-day wood chopping competition. The first man worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break.

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How far would you go to share Christ?

Some time ago, a ship off the New England coast capsized in a terrible storm and was going down. The Coast Guard received a distress call, and a young member told his captain…

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