• How to Waste Time

    | Nov 09, 2018
    Have you noticed how many day-planners are available these days? And then there are the time-management self-help books: how to increase your efficiency, how to make every moment count.
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  • Marks of Maturity

    | Nov 08, 2018
    To be mature is to be fully developed, complete, and "grown up." Becoming mature is a process of consistently moving toward emotional and spiritual adulthood.
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  • That Subtle Sin

    | Nov 07, 2018
    Do you know which sin is the subtle enemy of simple faith? Materialism and greed? Anger? Lust? Hypocrisy? No. All of these sins are certainly our enemies, but none of them qualify as subtle enemies.
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  • Finishing Well

    | Nov 06, 2018
    One of the great doctrines of Christianity is our belief in a heavenly home. Ultimately, we shall spend eternity with God in the place He has prepared for us.
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  • A Better Way

    | Nov 05, 2018
    Yourself. Yourself. Yourself. We're up to here with self! How very different from Jesus' model and message! Instead of a "philosophy" to turn our eyes inward, He offers a fresh and much-needed invitation to our "me first" generation.
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  • Others and Us

    | Nov 04, 2018
    "Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" (Matt. 7:2). That single sentence is perhaps the most famous statement Jesus ever made. It is the "Everest of Ethics."
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  • God's Sovereignty

    | Nov 03, 2018
    Some people mistakenly use God's sovereignty as an excuse for complacency, passivity, and uninvolvement. All is of God they say; God does everything. God's sovereignty does not mean that I am released from responsibility.
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  • Words

    | Nov 02, 2018
    "A word fitly spoken," wrote the wise Solomon, "is like apples of gold in settings of silver" (Prov. 25:11, KJV). Like Jell-O, concepts assume the mold of the words into which they are poured.
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  • God Doesn't Have to Explain Himself

    | Nov 01, 2018
    Even in the midst of disappointment, surprise, and mystery, you will discover an amazing thing. You will discover how very reliable and trustworthy God is—and how secure you are in His hands.
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  • Genuine Joy

    | Oct 31, 2018
    In my words, the apostle Paul would tell us that joy isn't fickle; it doesn't need a lot of things to keep it smiling. Joy is deep and consistent—the oil that reduces the friction of life.
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  • Salt and Light

    | Oct 30, 2018
    Ours is a tough, rugged, wicked world. Aggression, rebellion, violence, cutthroat competition, and retaliation abound. Not just internationally, but personally.
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  • Helping Each Other Up

    | Oct 29, 2018
    Several years ago my family and I were invited to spend Thanksgiving weekend at a picturesque ski resort in Colorado with about five hundred single young adults, most of whom were staff personnel with Campus Crusade.
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  • The Real Thing

    | Oct 28, 2018
    Back in 1958 when I was a young marine stationed on the island of Okinawa, I became closely associated with a man I deeply admired. His name was Bob Newkirk. I didn't know what it was exactly that first drew me to Bob.
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  • The Secret Place

    | Oct 27, 2018
    The psalmist said, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty" (Ps. 91:1). Do you have a place of shelter where you seek only His face? Do you spend time in that secret place?
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  • Live Like It Today

    | Oct 26, 2018
    When I think of fallen people, my mind returns to an ancient example, King Saul, the tall, dark, handsome monarch of the Hebrews. What an impressive specimen of humanity!
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  • A Tree Fell in Fullerton

    | Oct 25, 2018
    One year a large section of a tree fell not far from where we had lived for over twenty-two years. Within minutes several of us had gathered to grieve the loss. As I stood there staring in disbelief, the thought struck me . . .
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  • God Alone Knows Our Future

    | Oct 24, 2018
    The longer we walk with the Lord, the more we realize that we really don't know what each new day may bring. A phone call can come in the middle of the night shattering our joy. Suddenly everything changes.
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  • Trust God to Remember You

    | Oct 23, 2018
    If you want to trust God to remember you, stop running and start waiting! "The LORD is good to those who wait for Him" (Lamentations 3:25a). Stop running! Wait patiently. Next, start seeking Him.
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  • God's Guidance

    | Oct 22, 2018
    Many Christians complain that God doesn't speak to them when they're in need of guidance. For some reason they have forgotten the first and most basic way God leads His children—through His written Word!
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  • Goods vs. God

    | Oct 21, 2018
    While we think we may be immune to the endless litany of television commercials, newspaper ads, . . . the constant admonition to spend, spend, spend, we Christians need to be alert to how Satan tempts us with the temporal.
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