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How To Become A Better Reader

How To Become A Better Reader

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to keep up with culture. My stock answer is to read voraciously. Then the follow-up comes: How can I become a better reader? Borrowing a phrase from Thomas Jefferson, Susan Wise Bauer rightly maintains that any literate man or woman can become a reader. “All […]

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

1. Sarah: The Mother Who Waited In Genesis 11:30 we learn, “Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.“ This would have grieved both Sarah and Abraham, and in Genesis 15 when the word of the LORD came to Abram he answered, what will you give me LORD since you have not given me an heir? […]

You Really Do Not Want To Sit Beside These Guys In Church

You Really Do Not Want To Sit Beside These Guys In Church

1. The Sneezer These aren’t the people who sneeze into the crook of their arm. I’m talking the sneeze-directly-into-my-hand-and-then-wipe-snot-all-over-their-palms people. The Sneezer takes many forms: A mom with allergies, an old man with a common cold, or a kid with nose so runny it’s nicknamed “Old Faithful.” The Safe Zone: While you’ll be safe from […]

Why Gratitude Should Be A Gift In Every Season Of Your Life

Why Gratitude Should Be A Gift In Every Season Of Your Life

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. –Henry Ward Beecher The fact that we had made it meant so much. Our first Thanksgiving together was a miracle of sorts. This fragile, blended family had endured so much in such a short amount of time, many could have fairly reckoned we might not […]

How To Rise Above Limitations As Youths

How To Rise Above Limitations As Youths

How are you spending your youth? Are you sleeping in late, looking for fun but feeling confused, and bouncing around from one odd job and casual relationship to another? Or are you getting up each day determined to go on whatever new adventure God has for you, no matter much commitment and responsibility that involves? […]

These Tips Will Help You Stop Procastinating

These Tips Will Help You Stop Procastinating

I feel that there are three reasons why I procrastinate. 1. I’m feeling fearful. I often don’t do something because I’m afraid that the results won’t turn out the way I want them to. 2. I’m feeling unready. I don’t feel like I’m smart enough, good enough, or prepared enough for the task. 3. I’m […]

Feeling Disappointed? Be Encouraged With These Tips

Feeling Disappointed? Be Encouraged With These Tips

Perhaps you’ve experienced disappointment in a fresh way lately, and you’re shocked by the tension it’s produced. Or maybe you’re exhausted because ongoing disappointment has exercised your faith to the limits, and you’re not sure you can return another push. Brother, sister—disappointment can strengthen your faith if you let it. Here are 10 ways this […]

The Essentials Of Lent

The Essentials Of Lent

Just as we set aside time to spiritually prepare for Christmas Day, it makes sense to set aside time to prepare for the two most important days of the Christian year. Lent is a time that offers us an opportunity to come to terms with the human condition we may spend the rest of the […]

Postive Thinking May Lead To Your Unhappiness

Postive Thinking May Lead To Your Unhappiness

  Ignoring problems doesn’t solve them Problems don’t cease to exist because we ignore them.   Sometimes, in an effort to minimize drama, we refuse to face real issues properly. And when those around us are struggling, we tell them not to worry so much because life is short; “Be happy.” But what we are […]

Conquer These Unhealthy Habits

Conquer These Unhealthy Habits

There are habits that chase people far away from us. These habits sometimes have enlarged so well that we become so engrossed in them and we see absolutely nothing wrong in what we are doing. For instance, habits like anger, grumbling, stubborness etc, makes people run away from. It makes us unapproachable and sometimes, we […]