What Is Truth? And Can We Know It?
March 11th, 2019

What Is Truth? And Can We Know It?

Mike Anderson

Shortly after I became a Christian, I was encouraged to memorize Bible verses. I remember deriving great comfort from memorizing Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (ESV). Then one ...

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Isn’t the Bible Outdated?
February 11th, 2019

Isn’t the Bible Outdated?

Mike Anderson

Jesus promised his followers that if we abide in his Word, it will set us free. But free from what?  And what does it mean to abide? This series of articles explores how the truth of Jesus’s Word can free you. Start from the beginning ...

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The Power of Thanksgiving
November 19th, 2018

The Power of Thanksgiving

Rosalie J. Karjala

The word “Thanksgiving” has taken on a whole new meaning since the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated together in 1621. Since that first Thanksgiving, we Americans have layered the word with thoughts of turkey roasting in a warm kitchen, pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream, and families gathering. ...

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How Can Reading Scripture Strengthen Your Faith?
November 5th, 2018

How Can Reading Scripture Strengthen Your Faith?

Rosalie J. Karjala

Cruising along in Hebrews 11, the famous “faith” chapter, I am struck by verse 6: “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (NIV). Now that statement stops me in my tracks. If faith is that important to God, it should be important to me. Is faith something more ...

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Do You Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?
April 30th, 2018

Do You Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?

Rosalie J. Karjala

Just when we New Englanders thought that we would not outlive winter’s grip, signs of spring begin to appear. It’s subtle. You have to watch for it. The bare willow trees turn sunny and golden. Crocuses and tiger lilies poke up through the dark earth, rising ...

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Words are Powerful. When is the Right Time to Speak Up?
April 23rd, 2018

Words are Powerful. When is the Right Time to Speak Up?

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

My neighbor must have been in a good mood—or maybe a spectacularly bad one—because, for the first time since I’d moved into my apartment five months earlier, I could hear music blaring from next door. Only the bass tones reached my home office, but it was distracting. Do ...

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The Bible’s Simple Truth of How to Love My Neighbor
April 9th, 2018

The Bible’s Simple Truth of How to Love My Neighbor

Rosalie J. Karjala

My son the linguist never met a word he didn’t love. And he delights in sharing his etymological treasures with whoever will stop and listen. Recently we celebrated my birthday with breakfast at a little restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. As we watched the morning sunlight ...

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What is Courage: Self-Confidence or God-Confidence?
February 12th, 2018

What is Courage: Self-Confidence or God-Confidence?

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

If a child fell into the deep end of a pool, a trained lifeguard would not hesitate to jump in and rescue him. That’s confidence . If I was the only adult nearby, I’d have to momentarily forget that I am terrified of being in water past my ...

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